Looking for a fulfilling role working to develop the next generation of advanced powder processes? MAPP is recruiting for two posts at the University of Sheffield.

Senior Engineering Technician: MAPP EPSRC Manufacturing Hub, University of Sheffield - Materials Science and Engineering

An exciting opportunity to support the development of the next generation of AM processes and applications at MAPP.

A senior technical role, it involves supporting novel powder processing and manufacturing, post-processing and testing components. This varied job involves laboratory management, including maintenance of materials and supplies; equipment procurement, commissioning, maintenance, and development; support of systems for data management; the management of health and safety practices and procedures; and the development and adoption of appropriate quality systems. The post holder will support the delivery of research projects working closely with the research team and industry partners.

They will provide support for both research and teaching. They will supervise, train and demonstrate to students at a variety of levels, with varied prior experience, in all of the Hub operations. To support our research, they will develop novel solutions and processes to solve research and industrial problems, advising researchers on best practice and safe operating methods.

The application deadline is Sunday, September 30, 2018. Visit jobs.ac.uk for more information.

Research Associate in Metal Additive Manufacturing - MAPP EPSRC Future Manufacturing Hub, University of Sheffield - Department of Materials Science and Engineering

An exciting opportunity to develop the next generation of AM processes and applications.

MAPP research at Sheffield falls into the main categories of advanced powder processes, ex-situ characterisation and systems based modelling, control and optimisation and draws on expertise from across the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering, Automatic Control and Systems Engineering and Mechanical Engineering together with our Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.

This role involves developing novel experimental approaches to inform fundamental research on additive manufacturing processes, including aspects of process definition, control defect formation, characterisation and materials science over a wide range of material types and processes. Collaborating closely with industry partners and researchers across the MAPP programme and travelling between sites if required. The post holder will be expected to write papers and supporting documents and disseminate their research findings both internally and externally. An interest in statistical machine learning is desirable.

Educated to PhD level (or close to completion), they will have experience in developing novel approaches to studying additive manufacturing and the materials produced by AM, coupled with strong project management and team working skills.

The post holder will be part of a large, growing and well-networked multidisciplinary team at Sheffield. We are well known internationally for our research and are one of the largest research groups in additive manufacturing in the UK. As well as leading the MAPP Hub, a £20m Future Manufacturing Hub in Manufacture using Advanced Powder Process, we are currently investing £34m in capital infrastructure for advanced materials processing within the Henry Royce Institute.

The application deadline is Sunday, September 30, 2018. Visit jobs.ac.uk for more information.