Research Associate / Fellow in Digital Manufacturing for the Development of New Medicines

University of Nottingham

United Kingdom

Research Associate / Fellow in Digital Manufacturing for the Development of New Medicines (Fixed Term)


Closing Date:Monday, 22nd June 2020

Job Type:Research


Salary:£27511 to £40322 per annum (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £30942 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Applications are invited for a research fellow dedicated to the development of Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing as part of an effort to create digital manufacturing platforms for pharmaceutical processing systems. As part of the ESPRC funded Prosperity Partnership in Accelerated Discovery and Development of New Medicines which brings together the University of Nottingham with the University of Strathclyde and GSK, the project will require the use, development and modification of additive manufacturing systems, processing conditions and materials, as well as the design and manufacture of demonstrator systems. This role will focus on delivering additive manufacturing technologies suitable for the production of optimised reactor systems and will link to other arms of the project developing suitable materials, machine learning and systems approaches that together will form a digital manufacturing platform suitable for agile manufacture of pharmaceuticals.

Candidates must hold a good honours degree or equivalent in Engineering or Physical Science, and a PhD (or about to obtain) or equivalent in Engineering or Physical Sciences. The successful candidate will be able to show:

•        Extensive knowledge of additive manufacturing.

•        Understand the manner in which additive manufacturing can link to machine learning and computation approaches to form digital manufacturing platforms

•        Evidence of being able to conduct and communicate research at the highest level.

•        Awareness of the growing importance of 3D Printing to industry.  

•        Experience of presenting work at international conferences and to industry.  

 This full-time (36.25 hour) post is available immediately and will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period 2 years. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Please direct informal enquiries to Prof. Ricky Wildman, Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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