Research Assistant / Associate in Mechanics of Multilattices
University of Cambridge Department of Engineering
United Kingdom

A position exists, for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering, to conduct research into Mechanics of lattice materials.

The post holder will be located in Central Cambridge Cambridgeshire, UK.

There is an opportunity to invent Li ion batteries that resist fracture within the solid state electrolyte of ceramic cathode. This can be achieved by suitable choice of topology. The actuation response due to seepage of a liquid through the lattice needs to be modelled by making use of experimental results from within the group. Currently, lattice materials, exist in a single material on a single length scale. The challenge is to fill the intervening gaps in the lattice with a second lattice in order to improve the macroscopic properties. The new lattices will be manufactured and tested by a collaborator within the group. There is an optimisation step of the generation of a multiphase lattice that gives any desired macroscopic stress-strain response, fracture toughness and so on.

There is a research opening for a Research Associate at the post-doctoral level (or a researcher who is soon to receive their PhD), with a working experience of solid mechanics and ideally with previous research on optimisation methods.

The key responsibilities and duties are to conduct numerical research into the mechanics of lattices. The role holder is also expected take part in collaborative work, and contribute to seminars, and to take part in the research group's activities publish in the open literature and liaise with the sponsors.

The successful candidate must have obtained or be close to obtaining a PhD in Mechanics of materials. They must have some research experience, and a publication record.

Salary Ranges: Research Assistant: £26,715 - £30,942 / Research Associate: £32,816 - £40,322

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2022 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a list of publications and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact: Hilde Hambro, Group Administrator, email hh463@cam.ac.uk (Tel +01223 748 243)

Please quote reference NM23688 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


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