Lecturer in Imaging of Advanced Materials and Manufacturing

UK non-UCL site
£ 40,792 - £48,677 per annum
Jun 18, 2019
Jul 18, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at UCL has an outstanding international reputation in research on energy and the environment, marine engineering and naval architecture and engineering for medical applications, with strong research collaborations with industry and universities in the UK, North America, Asia and the Far East and has excellent research and teaching facilities.

UCL Mechanical Engineering is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in the area of synchrotron imaging of additive manufacturing, to be based at Harwell Campus. The position is available from 1st August 2019. This post has been created to helpmanage and lead Prof. Peter Lee's current projects as he has taken up an RAEngChair in Emerging Technology. It is expected that the postholder will also develop their own independent research portfolio, developing relationships with industry for grant applications and industrial proposals, and designing, teaching and assessing advanced materials and manufacturing courses in Mechanical Engineering, contributing to the transformation of knowledge into practice and learning.

The successful candidate will join the dynamic group of Research Fellows, PhD students and professional services staff using in situ synchrotron X-ray and neutron techniques to study advanced materials and their processing. The group, led by Prof. Lee, is based in the Research Complex at Harwell ( www.rc-harwell.ac.uk ) on the Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire, the UK's largest site for national laboratories, including the UK's synchrotron light source, Diamond ( www.diamond.ac.uk ) and ISIS Neutron Source.

Key Requirements

The post-holder will have a PhD in Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering or other area related to advanced manufacturing. Experience in the development and application of in situ and operando synchrotron imaging to solve key challenges in advanced materials and manufacturing, and ideally additive manufacturing, is essential. This expertise will be demonstrated by a track record of publications in leading international research journals, as well as successful beamline proposals. The postholder will need to show a high level of initiative and an ability to work collaboratively and independently. An ability to secure external funding, interact with industry and manage large projects is desirable, as is experience in the supervision of students and teaching.

Further Details

Interview dates:

29 th July - Optional visit to Harwell Campus (time to be confirmed)

30 th July (pm only) - Teaching exercise followed by Dinner

31 st July (all day) - Research exercise and formal interview

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If you wish to discuss the post informally, please contact Professor Peter Lee at email address: peter.lee@ucl.ac.uk

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Jamie Chapman-Maherat email address: j.maher@ucl.ac.uk

UCL Taking Action for Equality

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

18 Jul 2019

Latest time for the submission of applications


Interview date

30th and 31st July 2019

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