Research Associate in Computational Engineering of Smart Functional Textiles

Job Reference : S&E-11134
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 08/01/2018
Salary : £31,604 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Materials General
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration : until 30 November 2020

A postdoctoral Research Associate position is available for an outstanding and ambitious computer engineer to undertake research in the field of computational modelling and simulation of functional performance of textile materials, programming and software development, development of cloud computational architectures to simulate and visualize function and properties of textile materials and products, and the influence on human health and wellbeing.

You should have, or be working towards, a PhD or equivalent in computing science and technology, modelling and computational simulation of functional textiles and human biological systems in field of textile thermal and biomechanical bioengineering and informatics. Expertise in computational modelling and simulation of heat and moisture transfer in textile materials, computer programming, software developments, setting up cloud computational hardware and software systems and databases for thermal functional design of textile and apparel products are essential. Demonstrated experiences in computer programming and software development for clothing thermal functional design are preferred. You should be capable of working under your own initiative and leading a small research team, so excellent communication and organisational skills are also required.

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

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Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Henry Yi Li


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01618502004

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

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