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  • No. of Vacancy: N/A
  • Job Location: Guildford, United Kingdom
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Salary: £31,812 per annum
  • Gender: Any
  • Age Limit: N/A
  • Experience: N/A
  • Career level: Mid-Senior level
  • Posted On: Jun 2, 2019
  • Application Deadline: Jul 2, 2019

Job Description/Responsibility

  • MATHEGRAM is an Innovative Training Network (ITN) funded by EU through H2020 MARIE SKLODOWSKA-CURIE ACTIONS, and aims to improve our understanding of the thermomechanical behaviour of granular materials. MATHEGRAM will deliver a timely, concerted research and training programme to 15 early stage researchers, and brings together a multi-disciplinary and inter-sectorial consortium consisting of 10 beneficiaries (i.e. full partners), and 5 partner organisations. The MATHEGRAM vision is to develop robust numerical models and novel experimental techniques that can predict the performance and measure the properties of granular materials at different temperatures, so that they can be effectively used in various industries.

    At the University of Surrey, we are recruiting one ESR to work on heat generation and transfer in granular materials. The primary objectives of this projects arei) to explore changes in mechanical properties and temperature induced by heat generation and transfer, ii) to examine the variation of temperature and stresses in granular materials, such as pharmaceutical formulations and biological materials.

    Each of these projects involves a 3-year PhD doctoral research program, leading to a PhD degree awarded by the University of Surrey, as well as secondment (i.e. internship) to other MATHEGRAM partners up to 9 months.

    Key duties will include:

    • Investigate heat generation and transfer in granular materials;
    • Explore the effect of temperature on mechanical and physical properties of  granular materials;
    • Perform novel research under the supervision of academic and industrial supervisors;
    • Write technical reports periodically for internal and external dissemination;
    • Participate in the activities of the MATHEGRAM programme: attending network training events, collaborating with MATHEGRAM partners and researchers;
    • Undertake secondments to MATHEGRAM partners for research and training purposes;
    • To take initiatives in the research planning and work as an independent researcher.

Experience Requirements

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Education Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Physics or Materials Science or a closely related discipline;

Skills Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Physics or Materials Science or a closely related discipline;
  • Knowledge of mechanics and granular materials;
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team;
  • Experience in data analysis, interpretation and management, as well as writing technical reports/papers;
  • Entry requirements include English language requirements being IELTS Academic 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each band or equivalent.


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About the Company

Company Name: University of Surrey
Address: University of Surrey Guildford Surrey GU2 7XH , , UNITED KINGDOM

Company Profile: The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research. With a beautiful and vibrant campus, we provide exceptional teaching and practical learning to inspire and empower our students for personal and professional success. Through our world-class research and innovation, we deliver transformational impact on society and shape future digital economy through agile collaboration and partnership with businesses, governments and communities.

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