Materials Engineer (KTP Associate)

Job Reference : S&E-10064
Location : West Cumbria
Closing Date : 15/06/2017
Salary : £31,076 to £38,183 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Materials
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : ASAP for 33 Months, with the opportunity of ongoing permanent employment with the industrial partner

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious graduate with the ability and confidence to manage a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project with INOV-8 UK.  

The University of Manchester and INOV-8 are looking to recruit a Materials Engineer to undertake this 33 month project which has an overall aim of developing nano-composite materials for sportswear applications.

The position will provide you with a unique opportunity to work with state of the art nano-composite materials for application sportswear.

Candidates will require a PhD Degree (or equivalent) in Materials Science, Engineering, Chemistry or related disciplines. Additional research experience in graphene and related materials and/or rubber and other elastic polymer materials is desirable.

This post is funded through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) award, a UK Government scheme intended to promote sustained and mutually beneficial relationships between universities and industry. 

Based at INOV-8 in Staveley, Cumbria, you will work directly with supervisors from both the University and INOV-8 and will use the facilities and resources of both organisations. 

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name:  Aravind Vijayaraghavan


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.