Research Associate - National Centre for Nuclear Robotics

  • Institution: University of the West of England
  • Salary: £29,515-£33,199
  • Contract: fixed-term post funded for one year full-time
  • Closing date: 19/9/19

The Bristol Robotics Laboratory at the University of the West of England is looking for a research associate for the one year 'Tactile Internet' project, focused on research on smart wireless communication for robot tele-operation in nuclear decommissioning. This project is part of the EPSRC Hub "National Centre for Nuclear Robotics" (NCNR), led by the University of Birmingham, and brings together a large number of partners from academia and the nuclear industry. For this project, the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) is cooperating with Toshiba Research Eurovision Ltd, which has a research laboratory in central Bristol.

You will work at the BRL, the largest robotics laboratory in the UK. For this project, you will collaborate not only with colleagues from Toshiba, but also with a group of researchers at BRL working on related research in nuclear robotics. This project will provide the successful candidate with the ideal introduction into the challenges faced in deploying robotic systems in the nuclear industry, and the size and scope of problems therein.  It will also provide a unique opportunity to interact with engineers from both the supply chain and end users, in the UK and Japan.

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Materials Characterisation

  • Institution: University of Oxford - Department of Engineering Science
  • Salary: £32,236 - £39,609
  • Contract: full time, fixed-term until 30 September 2022
  • Closing date: 23/9/19

The goal of this UK-US project is to explore combined liquid lead corrosion and irradiation embrittlement, a long-standing challenge for lead-cooled fission reactor concepts that promise best efficiency. Your role will be to characterise material structure and chemistry from the macro to the atomic scale to identify what mechanisms control degradation, concentrating on synergistic corrosion-irradiation effects.

You should have a PhD/DPhil in a relevant subject (or be near completion); have experience in the use of focussed ion beam sample prep and transmission electron microscopy. Experience of atomprobe tomography, synchrotron X-ray diffraction and a background in irradiation damage are desirable. An excellent publication record, willingness to travel for work, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to manage a research project are also essential.

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Careers at Nuclear AMRC

The Nuclear AMRC regularly has vacancies for both professional and technical roles. Vacancies are advertised through the University of Sheffield jobs site, and listed on the link below with direct links to the job descriptions.

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Careers at the National Nuclear Laboratory

All of the current vacancies at the National Nuclear Laboratory can be found via the link below. Roles are based in various locations around the UK.

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