Job offer in england Research Associate in the Development of Simulation Tools for Modelling Functional Oxides Materials at University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield – Faculty of Engineering – Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Contract Type: Fixed term until 31 May 2018


A position is available for a Research Associate in the development of simulation tools for modelling functional oxides materials in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, to assist in the development of an advanced algorithm to generate 3D realistic microstructural to simulated functional oxide materials. The research programme is sponsored by the EPSRC. The project objectives are:

(i) to develop algorithms to generated 3D realistic microstructures and suggest optimisation possibilities.

(ii) to use in-house finite element packages along with the microstructural package to study the influence of porosity and interfacial roughness in multi-layered ceramic capacitors that contribute to advancing knowledge relating to degradation and/or failure in such devices.

Reporting to Dr. Julian Dean within the Functional Materials and Devices Group (, it is anticipated the post holder will play a leading role in the group and will interact within a larger consortium developing optimisation tools within the University of Sheffield.

Applicants should hold a PhD (or have equivalent experience) in chemistry, physics, materials science or computational science and experience in developing, compiling, running and modifying software packages in a variety of languages (for example C, bash, MATLAB etc) along with maintaining version control (for example use of github).

It is anticipated that interviews and other selection action will be held in May. Full details will be provided to the invited candidates.

Share this job
We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts.
If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert,
or its categorisation then please
send us your feedback
Advert information


Northern England