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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computational Constitutive Modelling for Aerospace Applications (Part time)


Grade 7 £33,309 - £40,927 p.a. (pro rata)

Closing date

Oct 22, 2021 12:00PM


We are seeking a part-time (20-40%) Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computational Constitutive Modelling to join a team of researchers focused on investigating temperature, pressure and rate dependent behaviour of titanium alloys for high-performance aerospace applications.  The successful candidate will become a member of the Impact and Shock Mechanics Team, an integral part of Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering Group at the Department of Engineering Science (University of Oxford Begbroke Science Park).  The post is funded for a fixed-term until 31st October 2022.


You will have a doctorate (Ph.D/D.Phil) or be very near to completion in a relevant discipline (e.g. Engineering, Materials Science, Physics or Mathematics) and excellent demonstable computer skills (e.g. MATLAB, C/C++, Python, FORTRAN). You will have knowledge and research experience in the development of algorithms and also numerial modelling (full details can be found in the job description) 


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Nik Petrinic (email: 

Only applications received before midday on 22nd October 2021 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application. 

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology. 



Computational Constitutive Modelling, Temperature, pressure and rate dependent behaviour of materials, Impact Engineering.

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Professor Nik Petrinic

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