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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

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The Blast Impact and Survivability Research Unit (BISRU) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cape Town, is seeking candidates for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. The candidate would conduct research in the area of failure of fibre reinforced polymers and sandwich panels under extreme loading (blast and or impact), with a focus on erosion  / pulverisation of the FRP face sheets. Candidates must have completed a PhD or be able to show evidence of submission. A background in one or more of the following areas would be highly desirable: high strain material characterisation, Hopkinson Pressure Bar experiments, high speed image capture, image processing / analysis, Finite Element Analysis with LS-DYNA.

 

Interested persons should email Dr Reuben Govender (reuben.govender@uct.ac.za), with "Postdoctoral Candidate" in the subject field. Please include a brief (< 2 pages) CV and a separate publication list.

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Applications will be accepted up to 25 October 2015. Candidates with a suitable background will be contacted for interview via Skype. Please note that due to restrictions imposed on the funding for this fellowship, we are not able to consider applicants who are already employed as full time academic staff (teaching faculty) at their current institution.

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