Research Associate - Low Carbon Manufacturing with Lasers University of Manchester, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering United Kingdom

Research Associate - Low Carbon Manufacturing with Lasers

Job Reference : S&E-13379

Location : Sackville Street, Manchester

Closing Date : 25/02/2019

Salary : £32,236 to £39,609 per annum according to relevant experience.

Employment Type : Fixed Term

Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering

Division : -

Hours Per week : Full time

Contract Duration : From as soon as possible until 28 February 2022

Applications are invited for a fully funded 3 year postdoctoral research associate in the Manufacturing Group for the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering in The University of Manchester. This post is part of an international UK-China large collaborative project on Low carbon manufacturing. The aim and vision for the project is to develop new knowledge, understanding, process models and resource metrics, and industry case studies to optimise laser materials processing technologies for low carbon manufacturing. Case studies of interest include laser cleaning and welding and the application of these technologies in a circular economy and in advanced manufacture.


You will work closely with the other three collaborating universities, industrial partners and academic investigators to deliver project outcomes on time.


You should have proven ability to work independently, possess strong mathematical and data analysis skills, and be able to present results in an effective manner. You should be able to interact effectively with researchers from other disciplines and countries and industrial partners. Good written and oral communication skills are essential.


The post will be available for a period of 36 months.


The School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The University also holds the Race Charter mark for advancing equal opportunity and progression according to merit for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) staff. We particularly welcome applications from women and BAME for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit


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: Professor Paul Mativenga



General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499


Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

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