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Postdoctoral research fellow in mechanistic modelling of powder compaction

Chemical & Process Engineering

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £34,308 per annum
Fixed Term
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 12 February 2023
Reference:  002423

Postdoctoral research fellow in mechanistic modelling of powder compaction

Funded by a global pharmaceutical company, we are recruiting a full-time postdoctoral research fellow to work on modelling of powder compaction in the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the University of Surrey. Powder compaction is a manufacturing process used widely for pharmaceutical, fine chemical, ceramic, and powder metallurgical products. It is hence of practical significance to develop mechanistic models that can predict the performance of complex formulated powders during compaction.  

This is a 12-month position for a researcher who is keen to have some postdoctoral research experience while working on this industrially funded project. The key objectives are 1) to characterise material properties that can be used in numerical models to explore their compaction behaviour, and 2) to develop a numerical model using the finite element method (FEM) and to perform systematic computer modelling of compaction of the formulated powders. 

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with research experience in FEM modelling and a good track record in technical writing. Your ability to develop FEM model and perform FEM analysis is essential.  A high level of research ability and independence, and team-working skills to interact with other researchers, industrial partners are critical. The candidate should have a PhD (or close to complete your PhD) in Engineering and a related area with a strong numerical modelling background. A good knowledge of powder compaction, tabletting and roll compaction is advantageous. 

For informal enquiry contact Prof. Charley Wu (c.y.wu@Surrey.ac.uk ).

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

 

 

 


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