Classic KTP Vacancy advertisement details

Reference: 3810/2

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 2AN
Salary: £ 27,000 - £ 32,000 per annum
Qualification required: Masters Metallurgy/Materials Sci
Closing Date: 19 April 2019
KTP Advert Ref: 3810/2
The post is funded through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with contributions from Tecomet. The successful
applicant will work with a leading metallurgical research group in the Materials Science and Engineering department at the
University of Sheffield and with our industrial partner Tecomet, who are a world leader in the manufacture of orthopaedic
devices.
The principal aim of the project will be to embed relevant knowledge, skills and technical capabilities to; characterize existing casting defects such as non-metallic inclusions, gas and misrun defects, identify the source and understand the cause of inclusion formation in the lost wax casting process, and modify current and future casting protocols in order to minimize these defects. The industrial partner is open to innovative solutions and the successful candidate will have the support of a multi-disciplinary team for the implementation.
There is also a training budget associated with this post, which the successful applicant can use for relevant professional
development activities.
Skills required: Applicants should have a Masters degree in Metallurgy or Materials Science (or have equivalent experience) and will be
expected to have a sound understanding of metallurgy and metals characterisation techniques.
This is a fixed term position available for a period of 24 months, with an expected start date of May 2019.
Knowledge Base Partner: Sheffield, The University of
Company partner: Symmetry Medical Sheffield Limited
Company business area: Provide manufacturing solutions for complex, high-precision products and services for the Medical Device and Aerospace and Defense markets.
Contact: Professor Eric Palmiere, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Sir Robert Hadfield Building, Mappin Street,
Sheffield,
S1 3JD, Tel: 0114 222 5978
e.j.palmiere@sheffield.ac.uk
Additional Info: http://www.shef.ac.uk/jobs

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