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Research Associate
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-015959

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 19/04/2021

Salary: £32,816 - £35,845 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Department of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: 24 months from the commencement of the start date

School / Directorate: School of Engineering

The anisotropy of mechanical strength on a 3D printed model can be controlled in a multi-axis 3D printing system as materials can be accumulated along dynamically varied directions. In this project, we will investigate a new computational framework to generate specially designed layers and toolpaths of multi-axis 3D printing for strengthening a model by aligning filaments along the directions with large stresses. We plan to realise the physical fabrication on a device with 5-axis motion or/and a system with 6+2 DOFs.

A post-doctoral research associate (PDRA) will be recruited to help develop new digital computational paradigm for the toolpath generation of multi-axis additive manufacturing, the motion planning of robotic arms, the inverse kinematic computation, the optimization of input models and investigate the new inverse design methods by incorporating physical simulations. The research associate will also involve in master projects in digital manufacturing taken in the same research group.

Previous applicants need not apply 

Blended working arrangements may be considered

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), 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: Prof. Changling Charlie Wang


General enquiries:


Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

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

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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