Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Research Associate in Computer Simulation of Metallic Glasses

United Kingdom

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Research Associate in Computer Simulation of Metallic Glasses

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Specialist and Supporting Academic Research grade 6 from £33966 to £44263

Job description

Wolfson School of Mechanical Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Fixed-Term for 6 months, with the possibility of extending.

The post can be on a full-time or part-time basis and held remotely or on- campus. Job Share and lower FTE would be actively considered.

Bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) show potential as biomaterials due to properties such as low Young's modulus, high fracture strength and excellent corrosion resistance. This project aims to understand how the composition and structure of BMGs are connected to their properties.

The researcher will conduct computer simulation of relevant metallic glass compositions using molecular dynamics techniques. For certain compositions, this will involve fitting interatomic potentials to conduct the simulations appropriately. The researcher will collaborate closely with experimental researchers within the group.

For the full job description and person specification please see here.

Informal Enquiries Informal enquiries should be made to Prof Paul Conway, Principal Investigator by email at [email protected] or by telephone on +44 (0) 1509 227 505 or to Prof Carmen Torres-Sánchez, Principal Investigator by email at [email protected] or by telephone on +44 (0) 1509 227 518

Application closing date: 13 December 2023

Loughborough University is committed to achieving equality and valuing diversity in all aspects of employment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Visa Sponsorship:

For candidates who would require sponsorship to work in the UK to achieve sufficient points under the Points Based Immigration System, it is likely that you will either need to:

• Have completed a PhD in a subject relevant to the job. OR • Qualify as a “new entrant”. For more information on this please see paragraphs SW 12.1 - SW 12.7 of the Immigration Rules Appendix Skilled Worker.

Job details


Research Associate in Computer Simulation of Metallic Glasses


Loughborough University


United Kingdom


November 17, 2023

Application deadline

December 13, 2023

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Computer Science,Engineering

About the employer

The history of Loughborough University can be traced back to the establishment of a small technical institute in 1909. Originally, Loughborough University of Technology provided education only in technical subjects like art and science. The university was given its current name in 1996. Currently, the university has 22 academic schools and departments, over 100 research groups, institutes and centers, and over 35 professional services, teams.

Located in the center of Loughborough, UK, the university campus covers an area of 440 acres. The campus has a world-class infrastructure and provides a plethora of facilities like huge lecture theatres, a well-stocked library, well-equipped laboratories, an extensive IT network, a conference center, excellent accommodation, and Loughborough Students' Union. The university also has an arts center, a bank, a health center, two theatres, restaurants, and some shops. Also, it provides the students with excellent sports facilities. The university has a postgraduate campus in London too. Both the campuses have won many awards and rankings for the facilities they offer.

Loughborough University offers numerous undergraduate, doctoral and postgraduate programs in various fields like accounts, finance, engineering, sciences, architecture, business, computer science, management, mathematics, languages, sports, economics, arts, social sciences, media, and psychology. The university houses more than 17,000 students and over 3,700 staff members. It is a member of a renowned international academic network, UNITECH International, and has collaborations with many international institutions like MIT, IIT Delhi, and Nanyang Technological University. It also has strong links with many funding agencies and sponsors like the Brunei High Commission, the Libyan Embassy, Oman Cultural Attaché Office and the Chevening Organization. The university equips the students with the skills and knowledge required to improve their employability and offers them plenty of outstanding career opportunities.

Loughborough University has a large network of alumni. There are more than 178,000 alumni across 169 countries. Sir Peter Bonfield is BT Group's former chief executive. Lord Sebastian Coe is an Olympic athlete well-known for holding the world marathon record. Paula Radcliffe is Williams Formula One team's Head of Vehicle Performance and Rob Smedley's former race engineer. Malcolm Sayer is a successful car and aircraft designer. Rosalind Ayres is a popular English actress. Tanni Grey-Thompson is a television presenter, Welsh politician, and a former wheelchair racer. Clive Woodward used to be an English rugby player and served as the coach for the England rugby team from 1997-2004. There are lots of other distinguished and notable names linked to the university.

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