Senior Lecturer / Reader in Composite Manufacturing

The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top 25 institutions of Higher Education and provides exceptional research, teaching, and living environments. The School of Engineering has a cosmopolitan academic staff of over 130, and a body of over 1,700 undergraduate and 670 postgraduate taught and research students from all over the world. We carry out internationally excellent teaching and research, attracting high-calibre students and an excellent level of research funding. We are investing to strengthen our Mechanical Engineering discipline by appointment of a Senior Lecturer/Reader in Composites Manufacturing.

The composite materials group conducts research in design/testing of composites, and in manufacturing, particularly in thermoplastic and novel thermosetting polymer composites and plastics. The research targets the renewable energy and automotive sectors, inter alia, and has competitive funding from leading material suppliers and end-users.

The successful candidate will be internationally prominent in research and development in composite materials (academia or industry). They will lead related research within the School, winning substantial external funding. They will be an excellent communicator and able to teach engineering at the highest level, in materials engineering, manufacture or other suitable Mechanical Engineering topics.

The level of appointment (Senior Lecturer or Reader) will be determined by the selection panel.

The culture of the School of Engineering and the University is open and diverse and we are committed to reflecting that in our appointment process.

For informal discussion, applicants may contact: the Head of School, Prof. Conchúr Ó Brádaigh at +44 (0)131 650 5566,; the Director of the Mechanical Engineering Discipline, Dr Frank Mill at +44 (0)131 6505673,; the Head of the Institute for Materials and Processes, Prof. Vasileios Koutsos at +44 (0)131 6508704,

This post is full time and open ended. The post is available from February 2019.

Salary: £51,630 - £58,089 per annum

Closing Date: Monday 28th January 2019 at 5pm (GMT)

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Closing Date: 

Monday, January 28, 2019

Contact Name: 

Head of School, Prof. Conchúr Ó Brádaigh

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Contact Telephone: 

+44 (0)131 650 5566