Research Fellow in Experimental/Modelling of Soft Tribological Systems
- University of Leeds
- Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
- Job Number: 7101589 (Ref #: EPSME1094)
- Posting Date: Jun 8, 2022
Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in Tribology, Surfaces or Interfaces? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities?
This role is one of eight Research Fellow positions funded by a current EPSRC Programme Grant in Tribology, which is running until the end of August 2023. You will join a vibrant research institute (Institute of Functional Surfaces) and be part of a project investigating the science of friction.
You will work on a project that is developing novel experimental testing and modelling strategies to understand friction and wear of soft soft/poroelastic materials. The modelling work will build on existing codes developed earlier within the research programme. The project will integrate the understanding of highly deformable materials with the interaction of an active liquid in solid/poroelastic structures.
Holding a PhD (or have submitted your thesis before taking up the role) in experimental tribology or numerical methods, ideally related to Tribology, you will have experience of developing advanced bespoke tribology tests and/or numerical models and an understanding of the challenges associated with modelling of soft tribological systems, together with a positive approach to collaborative research.
What we offer in return
And much more!
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Dr Mark Wilson, Director of the Institute of Thermofluids
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2177 or email: [email protected]
Professor Ardian Morina, Director of the Institute of Functional Surfaces
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 8965 or email: [email protected]
|Location:||Leeds - Main Campus|
|Faculty/Service:||Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences|
|School/Institute:||School of Mechanical Engineering|
|Section:||Institute of Functional Surfaces|
|Salary:||£34,304 to £40,927 p.a.|
|Working Time:||37.5 hours per week|
|Post Type:||Full Time|
|Contract Type:||Fixed Term (Until 31 August 2023 (grant funding))|
|Release Date:||Tuesday 07 June 2022|
|Closing Date:||Wednesday 06 July 2022|
|Interview Date:||To be confirmed|
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