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As a partnership of nine leading institutions, the Henry Royce Institute is driven by its people – both researchers and operational teams – that support our materials science agenda and enable successful collaboration with industry.

At the heart of the Royce is a culture that respects diversity, engenders trust, and supports the success of individuals and institutions. Each Partner institution facilitates a collaborative network, incorporating industry, academia and other stakeholders in the materials community.

We recognise the power of connecting people and ideas, and aspire to be an international flagship for materials scientists globally.

Prof. David Knowles
CEO, Henry Royce Institute

Vacancies

Alloy Development Engineer

Location: University of Sheffield
Salary: £31,302 to £39,609 Grade 7 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contact Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Closing Date: 10th May 2019

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Key duties of the Royce@Sheffield Alloy Development Engineer will include responsibility for supporting technical operation and development of key research competencies across advanced characterisation techniques such as surface characterisation (including Scanned Probe Microscopy) and X-ray diffraction, with the aim of bridging the gap between academic research and applications for high value manufacturing sectors and the development of new programmes of collaborative and translational research.

You will have a good honours degree (or equivalent experience) and hold a PhD (or be close to completion) or have equivalent experience in materials science, engineering or physical science or any other relevant discipline. The candidate will have deep technical knowledge of advanced material characterisation and ideally will have some industrial experience or working with industry. For the operational management of the facility, excellent project and people management skills are essential, preferably with experience in managing and delivering multiple research and development projects for a range of stakeholders. You will be familiar with all relevant Health and Safety rules and regulations. Finally, the candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as experience of supervising and line managing staff.

Electron Microscopy Experimental Officer

Location: University of Sheffield
Salary: £31,302 to £39,609 Grade 7 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contact Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Closing Date: 10th May 2019

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Key duties of the Royce@Sheffield Electron Microscopy Experimental Officer will include overseeing the technical operation of the new Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and Electron Probe Micro Analyser (EPMA), especially developing our electron probe analysis of nuclear materials competency, with the aim of bridging the gap between academic research and applications for high value manufacturing sectors and the development of new programmes of collaborative and translational research.

You will have a good honours degree (or equivalent experience) and hold a PhD (or be close to completion) or have equivalent experience in materials science, engineering or physical science or any other relevant discipline. The candidate will have deep technical knowledge of electron microscopy and ideally will have some industrial experience or working with industry. For the operational management of the facility, excellent project and people management skills are essential, preferably with experience in managing and delivering multiple research and development projects for a range of stakeholders. You will be familiar with all relevant Health and Safety rules and regulations. Finally, the candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as experience of supervising and line managing staff.