Research Associate in Modelling of High Entropy Alloy

Job details
Posting date: 19 September 2019
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 19 October 2019
Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
Company: University of Leicester
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: ID: 1440

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Research Associate in Modelling of High Entropy Alloy

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Department of Engineering

Vacancy terms:

Full-time, open ended subject to fixed term funding. Funding is available to 31 October 2022.

Salary details:

Grade 7 - £34,804 to £40,322 per annum

Hours per week:


Advert closes midnight on:

20 Oct 2019

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About the role

This post will be at the heart of the project, undertaking thermodynamic and process modelling aspects of the work, working with colleagues in the University of Sheffield on alloy design and development, and TWI on brazing process development. There will also be significant industrial interactions with the project including many industrial partners, both as manufacturers and users of brazing alloys.

The School of Engineering at the University of Leicester is collaborating with Department of Materials at the University of Sheffield and TWI Ltd on a collaborative program funded by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC). The program will explore how new alloy design ideas, such as those from High Entropy Alloys (HEAs), can be applied to the development of brazing filler metals. Brazing is a unique and industrially important joining technology, and the opportunities for meaningful advances being gained from developments made possible by modern alloy design approaches are considerable. Exploration of HEAs for applications could lead to valuable knowledge for metal industries.

About you

You will have deep knowledge of materials and process modelling, and ideally a good appreciation of the brazing process and / or the state of the art with regard to High Entropy Alloys. You will have numerical modelling experience, and the ability to work as part of a multi-institution team to meet the project goals.

If this describes you, and you would like to apply your skills to advancing an under-researched, yet critical process for many advanced engineering applications, then this is a fantastic opportunity for you.

Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Hong Dong on

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. We are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff and students. You will develop your career in a supportive and collaborative academic environment in one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities; elite in the excellence of our research, yet distinctive for the genuine synergy between our research and teaching.

In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here.

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