Research Fellow in Tribological Sensing in Fretting Contacts

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7089245 (Ref.No. EPSME1061)
Posted: November 16, 2021

Job Description

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in Tribology, Surfaces or Interfaces? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities?

This role is one of eight Research Fellow positions which have come about as a result of an EPSRC Programme Grant in Tribology being awarded. You will join a vibrant research institute (Institute of Functional Surfaces) and be part of a project investigating the science of friction.

You will work on a project involving sensing and monitoring of corrosion, wear and displacements in fretting contacts associated with modular tapers in hip joints. It will involve integrating electrochemical and other sensing additives to gain real-time information on the nature of the processes occurring in this complex interface.

Holding a PhD (or close to completion) in a relevant Tribology field, you will have experience of carrying out complex tribology and corrosion experimental programmes and of tribological research in hip joints or other medical implants, together with a positive, enthusiastic approach to collaborative research.


To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Michael Bryant, Associate Professor 

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2161 or email: M.G.Bryant@leeds.ac.uk 


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Mechanical Engineering
Section:  Institute of Functional Surfaces
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £34,304 to £40,927 p.a.
Due to funding restrictions, an appointment will not be made higher than £38,587 p.a.
Working Time:  37.5 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Until 31 August 2022 (grant funding))
Release Date:  Monday 15 November 2021
Closing Date:  Tuesday 14 December 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  EPSME1061


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