Research Associate in School of Metallurgy and Materials University of Birmingham School of Metallurgy and Materials United Kingdom

Position Details

School of Metallurgy and Materials

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £27,025 to £29,515. With potential progression once in post to £33,199 a year.

Grade 6

Full Time

Fixed Term for up to 12 months

Closing date: 29 September 2019

 

Job Summary

Based in the School of Metallurgy and Materials on the Edgbaston campus, this post will assist in research (by carrying out data collection and analyses) and create knowledge through providing research support for the project "SUSMAGPRO" funded by EU Horizon 2020. The successful applicant will work in the Magnetic Materials Group and with the SUSMAGPRO consortium on the joint research project to develop a recycling supply chain for rare earth magnets in the EU and demonstrate these new materials on a pilot scale within a range of application sectors, including contributing to publications. The postholder will collect and interpret research data; using appropriate methodology and techniques, including characterisation of recovered magnetic powders to assess its suitability for the production of sintered magnets and HDDR powder using techniques such as: SEM, VSM, Particle size analysis, etc. The postholoder will contribute to the development of processing techniques for the production of sintered magnets from recycled material and provide guidance as required to support staff and any students who may be assisting with research within the group.

For more information about the project, please see the following links. https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/metallurgy-materials/magnets/research/index.aspx

https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/news/latest/2019/08/Rare-earth-metal-recycling-pilot-project-launched-at-University-of-Birmingham.aspx

 

Main Duties

Specific duties:
Collect and interpretation of research data; using appropriate methodology and techniques. This will include characterisation of recovered magnetic powders to assess its suitability for the production of sintered magnets and HDDR powder using techniques such as: SEM, VSM, Particle size analysis, etc.
Contribute to the development of processing techniques for the production of sintered magnets from recycled material.
Present research outputs, including updates & results at regular project meetings and produce reports for project deliverables, drafting academic publications or parts thereof.
Provide guidance as required to support staff and any students who may be assisting with research within the MMG
Deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines connected with the SUSMAGPRO project
Carry out administrative tasks related directly to the delivery of the SUSMAGPRO project


Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience Required

Hold a degree or equivalent qualifications/ experience in a relevant subject area
Practical experience of applying the relevant skills and techniques
Ability to analyse information and communicate effectively
Ability to access and organise resources successfully
Informal enquiries to Professor Allan Walton, a.walton@bham.ac.uk or telephone 0121 414 5195

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