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Research Associate (PostDoc) in Dislocation Mechanics Modelling for Nuclear Materials, at Imperial College London

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I have a post-doc position for up to 28 months at Imperial College London, working on dislocation mechanics modelling for problems in nuclear materials, advert snippet below, full advert and application from the link below. Closing date 30th October 2019, starting as soon as possible, at least within the next 6 months.

The Mechanics of Materials Division at Imperial College London has been awarded funding from the EPSRC to investigate dislocation mechanics modelling and elastic field theory of crystal defects to understand problems of crucial importance to next-generation nuclear power generation, and the safe operation and decommissioning of existing nuclear power infrastructure. The technical problems of interest are irradiation hardening and delayed hydride cracking in zirconium alloys. Using state-of-the-art facilities, a newly appointed Research Associate will develop dislocation plasticity modelling methods combined with elastic field theory of crystal defects and second phases.

The work will span scales from that of defects in the crystal lattice to that of the microstructure, in order to make engineering scale predictions about material performance and failure; and will build upon recent theoretical advances in defect and dislocation modelling for nuclear materials, and work with an established, custom code base for simulation.

  • You will develop theoretical and computational models using dislocation mechanics and elastic field theory of crystal defects to predict, characterise, quantify and understand irradiation hardening and delayed hydride cracking in zirconium alloys.
  • You will publish modelling methodology, predictions, analysis and interpretation of experimental data in peer-reviewed journals
  • You will work within a large, diverse consortium comprised of universities and industrial stakeholders.
  • You will self-manage your research project; collaborating with and delivering results/reports to the consortium.

This is a fixed term position for up to 28 months.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £35,477 - £38,566 per annum.

Queries relating to the position should be directed to Daniel Balint at d.balint@imperial.ac.uk.

Our preferred method of application is via our website. Please click “APPLY NOW” at the link below to go through to the online application form.
 

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/description/ENG01024/research-assocate-dislocation-mechanics-modelling-nuclear-materials

Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Miss Helen Stoneham at h.stoneham@imperial.ac.uk.

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk Please ensure that you include the job reference number in any correspondence.

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