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Research Fellowship in Heterogeneous Nucleation

Applications from suitably qualified and well-motivated individuals are invited for the position of research fellow in heterogeneous nucleation available in BCAST at Brunel University London. The position is for 3 years and the starting salary will be between £34,170 and £40,349 including London Allowance, depending on qualifications, experience and research track record.

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 Future LiME Research Hub). BCAST is well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for both solidification processing and materials characterisation. BCAST is also the home for the Advanced Metal Casting Centre (AMCC) fully equipped with a new state of the art scale up facility that bridges the gap between fundamental research and full scale industrialisation. See http://bcast.brunel.ac.uk for more information.

The research fellow will join a team working on solidification behaviour of metallic materials. The successful candidate will be specifically responsible for understanding the mechanisms of heterogeneous nucleation in both aluminium and magnesium based alloys using experimental approaches. He/she is also expected to interact with other researchers in BCAST.

The successful candidate should have a PhD degree in materials science and engineering, physics or other engineering disciplines, and should have a sound background in physical metallurgy. Research experience in phase transformation in metallic materials and skills in microstructural characterisation of metallic materials using various microscopic techniques are essential. In addition, he/she should have good communication skills and be a team player.

For a down-loadable application form, please visit Brunel Web Pages on www.brunel.ac.uk/admin/humanresources/jobvac.html. Completed application documents, including a covering letter quoting the Job reference, application form, full CV, and names and contacts of 3 referees should be sent to Human Resources, Brunel University London, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH, UK.   Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Z. Fan (zhongyun.fan@brunel.ac.uk).  Closing date for receipt of applications is: 13th March 2016.