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Research Associate: Newam - Microstructural Modelling For High Deposition Rate Wire-Based Additive Manufacturing
Sackville Street, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-018266

Location: Sackville Street, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 28/02/2022

Salary: £33,309 to £40,927 per annum depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Materials

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: Fixed term from 1 April 2022 until 24 June 2023

School / Directorate: School of Natural Sciences

The University of Manchester is a partner in a £5.8M EPSRC programme grant entitled ‘New Wire Additive Manufacture (NEWAM)’, a multidisciplinary project aimed at providing the enabling science that will allow industry to advance wire-based additive manufacturing of large, high value-added, metal components, with optimised microstructures and properties. The NEWAM programme is highly interdisciplinary, combining world-leading expertise in process development, simulation, metallurgy and microstructural development, and mechanical and non-destructive testing.

As part of this programme, we are seeking a Research Associate (PDRA) with expertise in modelling microstructural evolution in Additive Manufacturing of titanium and other alloys. This post will involve using crystal plasticity, phase field and thermodynamic simulation tools to predict process-microstructure-property interactions during large area additive manufacture and inform alloy and process design. You will work as part of a multidisciplinary research team with partners at Cranfield, Coventry, and Strathclyde Universities. NEWAM has strong industrial involvement from companies such as Airbus, Rolls Royce, and GKN.

The post is currently available until the 24th of June 2023 - however, the project is in the process of applying for an extension of a further 6-12 months due to delays caused by the COVID19 pandemic.

This is a full-time position, although flexible working/secondment applications will also be considered. It is based at Manchester, with UK and international travel requirements.

The Department 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. All appointments will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:


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Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Pratheek Shanthraj


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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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