UK: Research Associate in Additive Manufacturing at University of Cambridge

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Salary: £27,854-£36,298

Reference: NA01635

Closing date: 18 October 2013

Description: A position exists for a Research Associate in the Inkjet Research Centre to work on the application of inkjet to novel manufacturing processes.  The aim of the project is to develop technologies and flexible manufacturing methods. The project is in collaboration with, the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia.

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

The key responsibilities and duties are:

To take a prominent role in conducting research into and development of powder-bed, 3D printing systems; design tests and experiments to address research objectives and find solutions; compile and analyse quantitative and qualitative data, prepare reports and present results to summarise main findings and conclusions to project partners; build a fundamental understanding of the processes involved; write journal articles, books, and address conferences, seminars and the media to reveal research findings. Occasional travel to Saudi Arabia will be required.


A higher degree or equivalent experience in engineering, physics or a related subject; experience of working in a laboratory; an ability to conduct experiments and carry out projects, analyse the results and understand the processes; experience in additive manufacturing, inkjet technology or fluid mechanics would be an advantage.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2015 in the first instance.

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

Further details:  may be obtained from Mrs Alice Cozens (see below). To apply, please complete a CHRIS /6 form (Cover sheet for CVs) and  email it with your C.V and covering letter to Mrs Alice Cozens: (Tel +44 (0)1223 765598) by the closing date.

Note:Please quote reference NA01635 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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