Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Mechanics of Materials
Queen Mary University of London School of Engineering and Materials Science
United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Department: School of Engineering & Materials Science
Salary: £36,348 - £42,592 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL31046
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 23 November 2022
Closing date: 15 December 2022

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About the Role

The candidate will be working in the area of mechanics of materials with focus on (1) the interaction events between materials and biological system (such as cells & tissues – substrate interactions) and (2) mechanics of bio-inspired composites. The researcher is expected to develop the validated numerical modelling on the relevant complex physical phenomena. The researcher will work closely with team members with different research expertise. The candidate is expected to disseminate research outcomes in relevant conferences and renowned international journals and involve in supervision of PhD students and development of new research ideas.

About You

You should have a PhD in engineering, physics or material science. You should be able to demonstrate the ability to publish in high quality scientific journals. A strong knowledge of using the ABAQUS simulation software package and experience in undertaking experimental work in the field is required. You need to have good communication skills in both presentation and scientific writing. You need to have the ability to conduct research work both independently and as a member of a team.

About the School

This post is within the School of Engineering and Materials Science, a large School with 70-80 academics and a similar number of postdoctoral research staff. There are around 1000 undergraduate and taught postgraduate students and 220 PhD students. These are supported by an administrative and technical staff team of 45. The staff and student body are international in make-up.

About Queen Mary

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and other campus facilities.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is full time (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment for 18 months, with an expected start date of 15 January 2023. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £36,348 - £42,592 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to (Dr Tao Liu) at

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 15th December 2022.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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