University of Cambridge

Department of Engineering

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A position exists for a Research Associate in the Department of Engineering to develop numerical modelling methods for particulate assemblies. The post holder will be located in Central Cambridge Cambridgeshire, UK. The idea is to assemble particulates as templates for architected materials. The project will involve the development of new numerical methods whereby statistical mechanics concepts are incorporated into macro mechanical systems.

The specific goals include:
(a) Development of numerical methods for understanding the generation of defects during assembly of particulates by various methods.
(b) Collaboration with experimental groups on the validation of the models.
(c) Development of theoretical frameworks to understand the physics of particulate assembly.

The skills, qualifications and experience required to perform the role will be a working knowledge of solid mechanics and continuum thermodynamics. The applicant will have a PhD in Engineering with an emphasis on mechanics of materials.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

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Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a list of publications and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact: Hilde Hambro, Group Administrator, email hh463@cam.ac.uk (Tel +01223 748 243)

Please quote reference NM22911 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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About Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge

The Department of Biochemistry is a member of the School of the Biological Sciences and one of the largest departments in the University of Cambridge. The Department is especially strong in research with investigators of international standing in a wide range of disciplines including structural biology, molecular enzymology, cell signalling and control of gene expression, molecular microbiology, plant molecular biology and bioenergy, cancer and cardiovascular biology. We also have a strong cohort of independent research fellows with funding from the Wellcome Trust, British Heart Foundation, BBSRC and MRC. The Department houses multiple core facilities funded by Wellcome Trust, BBSRC and MRC to support modern biomolecular research, including 800MHz NMR, state-of-the-art X-ray crystallography, protein chemistry, mass spectrometry, metabolomics and advanced services for protein and nucleic acid sequencing. In collaboration with the Department of Genetics we have also established the Cambridge Systems Biology Centre, which hosts genomics, proteomics and associated bioinformatics. We also participate in the Wellcome Trust-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute , the Cambridge Cancer Centre and other major research initiatives.