Research Fellow In Additive Manufacturing And Biomaterials Discovery University of Nottingham - United Kingdom

We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow in the School of Pharmacy and Faculty of Engineering’s EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Additive Manufacturing.  The 3 year post is designed to exploit expertise and capabilities at the interface of additive manufacturing and biomaterials discovery.

The successful candidate will fabricate functional biomaterials using cutting edge additive manufacturing/3D printing technologies, demonstrate their applicability in the biomaterial and pharmaceutics fields and relate characterisation of the 3D structures to performance. They will take the lead in dissemination of these advances in print and at conferences and act as a research role model to assist in the training of PhD research students.

Candidates will need a passion for the use of 3D printing to create functional materials. Candidates must have a good first degree in Materials, Pharmacy, Engineering, Manufacturing, Chemistry, Physics or a related discipline, and an excellent research record.  Outstanding communication skills are essential, as evidenced by publications, as well as in presentation and cross disciplinary discussions. In addition, candidates must be an effective team member with a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research, in particular between science and engineering. Previous experience in 3D printing, surface analysis and biomaterials is desirable.

The successful applicant will join a vibrant and challenging research environment. Fabrication facilities include a unique drop-on-demand metal jetting system for the direct printing of high temperature metals and semi-conductors, a multi-head 3D-enabled flexible ink-jetting platform for the deposition of a minimum of 6 different materials in one system and finally a multiplexed nano-scale two-photon lithography array with STED functionality for the production of designed nano-scale materials and structures.

Characterisation of organics in 3D using secondary ion mass spectrometry is facilitated by a gas cluster ion beam is complemented by high speed AFM. This cutting edge metrology, with a considerable element of bespoke protocol development is only capable because of the track record of the team at the frontier of nano-scale measurement.

This full-time post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 36 months and is available 1 September 2014.

The School holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award in recognition of our commitment to advancing women's careers in science. You can read more about what this means at http://www.athenaswan.org.uk/ and the action plan from our 2008 application at http://tiny.cc/UoNPharmacyAthenaSWAN

As this is a joint appointment across faculties, informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Morgan Alexander email; morgan.alexander@nottingham.ac.uk, tel 0115 951 5119.
Pharmacy / Biomaterials based enquiries. Professor Richard Hague, email; richard.hague@nottingham.ac.uk, tel: 0115 9513962) for Engineering / Additive Manufacturing queries. Please note that applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be accepted.

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