Essential functional capabilities, knowledge and skills requirements:
Materials development - at least 5 years experience in composite materials and processing methods. The applicant will be expected to produce and test graphene-enhanced fibre reinforced polymer composites and assist with the creation of research papers, IP, the development of robust QA/QC processes to verify the quality of GRM/polymer composites and products at various stages of the manufacturing process.
Manufacturing - at least 5 years hands on experience in the manufacture of composite components and assemblies. concerning all aspects from material receipt through to material cure and finishing operations. Technology areas will include: Ply cutting, handling, deposition, Curing, Integration, Tooling, Process Monitoring, Material testing and Simulation. Experience with industrial application of composites would be an advantage.
Management - The applicant will be responsible for day-to-day R&D activities and for leading work package activities on materials development and composite manufacturing processes. The applicant will manage a team of project scientists and process technicians in a client-facing role. Proven leadership / staff management skills will be required. There will also be an expectation of some travel (UK and globally), as well as attendance to relevant conferences and trade shows. The applicant will have proven project management skills and ability to provide written proposals for new R&D projects.
Minimum qualifications and requirements:
- A PhD or equivalent experience in Engineering, Materials Science or closely related disciplines.
- Preference will be given to candidates with proven hands-on experience in preparation, optimisation, and characterisation of composite materials. Experience with graphene would be advantageous.
- Involvement with professional bodies would be advantageous.
- There is a requirement for security clearance for this position and for the candidate to be eligible to work in the UK.
How to apply:
To apply for this vacancy please send your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter to Dr. Stephen Hodge (Head of Research) (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Closing date: December 3rd 2020.
Interviews: To take place on-line or in-person before the second week of December.
Start date: Anticipated start date January 2021.
Successful candidates will need to provide details of at least two referees and proof of eligibility to work in the UK.