University of Exeter

Lectureship with initial Research Fellowship (E&R) (Proleptic)

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This role of Lectureship with initial Research Fellowship in Materials Modelling and Simulation (Education and Research) (Proleptic) will begin as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow which will start on the 2 January 2023 on a fixed term basis until 1 January 2025. This will then become a permanent Lecturer from 2 January 2025.

The role

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer to join Exeter Technology Group (ETG) in the field of materials physics modelling and simulation. This appointment will be made on a 'proleptic' basis; with the possibility of an open-ended Lectureship at the end of the term of a two year postdoctoral research fellowship. During the fellowship the candidate will support with his/her expertise in modelling, a number of exciting and challenging industry driven projects and contribute towards development of new research ideas, publications and be involved in the management activities of the centre. It is expected that this involvement will also lead to successful research grant applications written independently or jointly with academic members of the Group or the Faculty. The successful candidate will be part of our dynamic Faculty and contribute to the exciting growth agenda to which the University is committed.

The ETG includes the Centre for Additive Layer Manufacturing (CALM) and the Centre for Alternative Materials and Remanufacturing (CALMARE) with extensive areas of research in materials and manufacturing.  CALM is a world leading centre in high performance polymeric AM focused on high temperature polymers and composites working with an extensive range of industrial partners on fundamental and applied research.  CALMARE is focused on recycling and sustainability of materials and processes including closed loop recycling of thermosets and thermoplastics, redesign of parts to ease recycling and monitoring of materials in process for zero production waste.

This new vacancy provides an exciting and unique opportunity for an outstanding researcher who wishes to further their career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive institutions and to engage with the existing industrial partners.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to apply their engineering and modelling skills to a wide range of novel materials and structures such as modelling of thermomechanical behaviour of polymers and composites, stress analysis and modelling of failure in complex AM structures, topology optimisation of complex designs, simulation and prediction of specific materials or part properties. 

About you

The successful applicant will hold a PhD in an engineering, physics or materials science with a strong background in computational modelling.  The applicant should have a strong record of publications and evidence of applying for research funding. S/he will have an active approach to inter-disciplinary research that will help to foster interactions both within the University and externally; the ability to engage in continuous professional development. S/he will also be able to demonstrate the aptitude for management and leadership.

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We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within

For an informal and confidential discussion about the post please contact Prof Oana Ghita (tel: 01392363667,

Interviews are expected to take place between 21st of November and 2nd of December.


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Lectureship with initial Research Fellowship (E&R) (Proleptic)
Prince of Wales Road Exeter, United Kingdom
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