Vacancies – Join our team

Research Fellowship in High Stiffness Aluminium Materials

Full-time, fixed-term for 3 years

Vacancy Ref: FAC0041-1

Salary (Grade R1): £33,508 - £39,560 pa incl. London Weighting

Applications from suitably qualified and well motivated individuals are invited for the position of Research Fellowship in high stiffness aluminium materials in BCAST at Brunel University London.

BCAST is a speciality research institute (SRI) focusing on solidification related research with an international reputation and is the host of the national centre of excellence in liquid metal engineering (the EPSRC Centre – LiME). Our research covers fundamental research, technological development and industrial applications in the field of solidification and solidification processing. BCAST is well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for both solidification processing and materials characterisation. See http://bcast.brunel.ac.uk for more information.

The successful candidate will work on the development of aluminium based composite and hybrid materials for automotive applications. The research will include optimising the combination of matrix alloys and reinforcing materials and structures, selecting suitable processing techniques and demonstrating selected components for automotive applications. He/she is also expected to interact with other researchers in BCAST and research engineers from industry.

The successful candidate should have a PhD degree in materials science and engineering, physics or another suitable engineering discipline, and should have a sound background in physical metallurgy. Research experience in processing metal matrix composites and hybrid structures, skills in microstructural characterisation using various microscopy techniques and a working knowledge of mechanical testing of metallic materials are essential. In addition, he/she should have good communication and presentation skills and be a team player.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr I. C. Stone (ian.stone@brunel.ac.uk) or Dr S. Ji (shouxun.ji@brunel.ac.uk).

Closing date for applications: Applications now closed

For further details and to apply please visit https://jobs.brunel.ac.uk/WRL/

Human Resources, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH

Research Fellowship in Casting Process Simulation

Full-time, fixed-term for 3 years

Vacancy Ref: FAC0039-1

Salary (Grade R1): £33,508 - £39,560 pa incl. London Weighting

Applications from suitably qualified and well motivated individuals are invited for the position of Research Fellowship in casting process simulation in BCAST at Brunel University London.

BCAST is a speciality research institute (SRI) focusing on solidification related research with an international reputation and is the host of the national centre of excellence in liquid metal engineering (the EPSRC Centre – LiME). Our research covers fundamental research, technological development and industrial applications in the field of solidification and solidification processing. BCAST is well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for both solidification processing and materials characterisation. See http://bcast.brunel.ac.uk for more information.

The successful candidate will join a small team working on the development of aluminium hybrid structures for automotive applications. Specifically, he/she will be working on the development of novel casting technologies for the integration of extruded sections with cast components to form a hybrid aluminium structure through computational fluid dynamics modelling and simulation. He/she will also be expected to interact with other researchers in BCAST and research engineers from industry.

The successful candidate should have a PhD degree in materials science and engineering, physics or another suitable engineering discipline, and should have a sound background computational fluid dynamics. Research experience in CFD modelling and simulation of casting processes, skills in microstructural characterisation and mechanical testing of metallic materials are essential. In addition, he/she should have good communication and presentation skills and be a team player.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr S. Ji (shouxun.ji@brunel.ac.uk) or Dr I. C. Stone (ian.stone@brunel.ac.uk).

Closing date for applications: Applications now closed

For further details and to apply please visit https://jobs.brunel.ac.uk/WRL/

Human Resources, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH

Research Fellowship in Aluminium Alloy Processing

Full-time, fixed-term for 3 years

Vacancy Ref: FAC0038-1

Salary (Grade R1): £33,508 - £39,560 pa incl. London Weighting

Applications from suitably qualified and well motivated individuals are invited for the position of Research Fellowship in aluminium alloy processing in BCAST at Brunel University London.

BCAST is a speciality research institute (SRI) focusing on solidification related research with an international reputation and is the host of the national centre of excellence in liquid metal engineering (the EPSRC Centre – LiME). Our research covers fundamental research, technological development and industrial applications in the field of solidification and solidification processing. BCAST is well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for both solidification processing and materials characterisation. See http://bcast.brunel.ac.uk for more information.

The successful candidate will work on the development of aluminium hybrid structures for automotive applications. The research will include: (1) development of novel casting technologies for the integration of extruded sections with cast components to form hybrid structures; (2) evaluation of the hybrid structure performance and (3) demonstrating selected hybrid structures for automotive applications. He/she is also expected to interact with other researchers in BCAST and research engineers from industry.

The successful candidate should have a PhD degree in materials science and engineering, physics or another suitable engineering discipline, and should have a sound background in physical metallurgy. Research experience in solidification processing of metallic materials, skills in microstructural characterisation using various microscopy techniques and a working knowledge of mechanical testing of metallic materials are essential. In addition, he/she should have good communication and presentation skills and be a team player.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr I. C. Stone (ian.stone@brunel.ac.uk) or Dr S. Ji (shouxun.ji@brunel.ac.uk).

Closing date for applications: Applications now closed

For further details and to apply please visit https://jobs.brunel.ac.uk/WRL/

Human Resources, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH

2 Research Fellowships in Aluminium Alloy Development

Full-time, fixed-term for 3 years

Vacancy Ref: FAC0042-1

Salary (Grade R1): £33,508 - £39,560 pa incl. London Weighting

Applications from suitably qualified and well motivated individuals are invited for 2 positions of Research Fellowship in aluminium alloy development in BCAST at Brunel University London.

BCAST is a speciality research institute (SRI) focusing on solidification related research with an international reputation and is the host of the national centre of excellence in liquid metal engineering (the EPSRC Centre – LiME). Our research covers fundamental research, technological development and industrial applications in the field of solidification and solidification processing. BCAST is well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for both solidification processing and materials characterisation. See http://bcast.brunel.ac.uk for more information.

The successful candidates will work on the development of cast aluminium alloys for automotive applications. This will include optimising alloy composition against specified performance targets, selecting suitable casting processes and demonstration of selected components for automotive applications. He/she is also expected to interact with other researchers in BCAST and research engineers from industry.

The successful candidates should have a PhD degree in materials science and engineering, physics or another suitable engineering discipline, and should have a sound background in physical metallurgy. Research experience in solidification processing of metallic materials, skills in microstructural characterisation using various microscopy techniques and a working knowledge of mechanical testing of metallic materials are essential. In addition, he/she should have good communication skills and be a team player.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr S. Ji (shouxun.ji@brunel.ac.uk) or Dr I. C. Stone (ian.stone@brunel.ac.uk).

Closing date for applications: Applications now closed

For further details and to apply please visit https://jobs.brunel.ac.uk/WRL/

Human Resources, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH

Constellium Research Fellowship

Salary (Grade R1): £33,508 - £39,560 per annum incl. of London Weighting 

Vacancy Ref: HPA0070-2

Full-time, Fixed-term for 21 months 

Applications from suitably qualified and well motivated individuals are invited for the position of Constellium Research Fellowship in direct chill casting of aluminium alloy in BCAST at Brunel University London. 

BCAST is a speciality research centre focusing on solidification related research with an international reputation and is the host of the national centre of excellence in liquid metal engineering (the EPSRC Centre – LiME). Our research covers fundamental research, technological development and industrial applications in the field of solidification and solidification processing. BCAST is well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for both solidification processing and materials characterisation. See http://bcast.brunel.ac.uk for more information. 

The successful candidate will work on the development of novel DC casting processes and advanced aluminium alloys for automotive applications. 

The research will include:

  1. Development of novel DC casting technology for the production of high quality DC cast billets; 

  2. Understanding of microstructural evolution during the novel DC casting process; 

  3. Development of advanced wrought aluminium alloys for automotive applications to take full advantage of the novel DC casting process. 

The applicant is also expected to interact with other researchers in BCAST and research engineers from industry. 

The successful candidate should have a PhD degree in materials science and engineering, physics or another suitable engineering discipline, and should have a sound background in physical metallurgy. Research experience in solidification processing of metallic materials, skills in microstructural characterisation using various microscopy techniques and a working knowledge of mechanical testing of metallic materials are essential. In addition, the applicant should have good communication and presentation skills and be a team player.

Closing date for applications: Applications now closed

For further details and to apply please visit https://jobs.brunel.ac.uk/WRL/

Human Resources, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH

PhD Students

BCAST is always interested in recruiting full-time PhD students. Please view our staff page for a list of current PhD students and their contact details at BCAST.

If you are a home or EU student, there are a number of studentships available at BCAST through EPSRC CASE studentships. EPSRC funding is available for all UK and EU-nationals, normally resident in the UK. The funding covers both tuition fees and bursary for the three year duration of the PhD. The bursary can be up to £14,000 pa (tax free). For all the funding opportunities for postgraduate training from EPSRC, please see the EPSRC website.

If you are a non-EU student, please contact us directly to discuss about possible funding opportunities and research proposals.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Brian McKay (Brian.McKay@brunel.ac.uk) at all times.

Page last updated: Thursday 09 April 2015