Research Engineer in Materials and Coatings for Air Foil Bearings - KTP Associate

£32,816 - £40,322

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire - 24 months

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Job description

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious graduate with the ability and confidence to manage a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project with Cummins Turbo Technologies (CTT).

The University of Manchester and CTT are looking to recruit a Research Engineer in Materials and Coatings for Air Foil Bearings (KTP Associate) to undertake this 24 month project which has the overall aim of developing, embedding and exploiting expertise in advanced engineering materials and coatings for novel air foil bearing components to be utilised within automotive air handling applications.

The position will provide the successful candidate with a unique opportunity to play a central role in an exciting interdisciplinary project that adds materials engineering expertise to mechanical engineering expertise in air foil bearings, and develops it for use on CTT’s projected zero emissions-enabling powertrains.

Candidates will require a minimum of a 2:1 degree (or equivalent) in the field of mechanical engineering or closely related discipline. Priority will be given to candidates who additionally have a PhD in a relevant area (particularly mechanical engineering with focus on rotating machinery dynamics including bearings and associated tribology, or materials science/materials engineering with focus on surface engineering and tribology).

This post is funded through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) award, a UK Government scheme intended to promote sustained and mutually beneficial relationships between universities and industry.

Based at CTT in Huddersfield, the successful candidate will work directly with supervisors from both the University and CTT and will use the facilities and resources of both organisations.

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointments will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

http://www.mace.manchester.ac.uk/about-us/athena-swan/

Blended working arrangements may be considered

Project description

To develop, embed and exploit advanced engineering materials and coatings expertise for development of novel air foil bearing components that have application in automotive fuel cells.

About the business

Cummins is the only manufacturer focused solely on medium to heavy-duty diesel engine turbo technologies. For more than 60 years, we have delivered innovative, reliable turbocharger solutions for our customers. Our vision for turbocharger solutions, thanks to our rich company heritage derived from our Holset brand, sets us apart as a technology leader. Commercial diesel engines require advanced technologies that deliver efficiency and meet strict emissions requirements. Our fixed, wastegate, variable, two-stage, turbo-compounding and waste heat expander technologies were specifically developed to deliver higher efficiency and lower cost. Today, Cummins Turbo Technologies engineers are actively developing state of the art solutions for the next generation, including assisted turbocharging, new bearing systems and enhanced compressor stage performance.

Materials and Manufacturing

Materials Engineering

Minimum 2:1 degree (or equivalent) in the field of mechanical engineering or closely related discipline. Priority will be given to candidates who additionally have a PhD in a relevant area.

27 April 2021

26 May 2021

SAE-016655


This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious graduate with the ability and confidence to manage a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project with Cummins Turbo Technologies (CTT).

The University of Manchester and CTT are looking to recruit a Research Engineer in Materials and Coatings for Air Foil Bearings (KTP Associate) to undertake this 24 month project which has the overall aim of developing, embedding and exploiting expertise in advanced engineering materials and coatings for novel air foil bearing components to be utilised within automotive air handling applications.

The position will provide the successful candidate with a unique opportunity to play a central role in an exciting interdisciplinary project that adds materials engineering expertise to mechanical engineering expertise in air foil bearings, and develops it for use on CTT’s projected zero emissions-enabling powertrains.

Candidates will require a minimum of a 2:1 degree (or equivalent) in the field of mechanical engineering or closely related discipline. Priority will be given to candidates who additionally have a PhD in a relevant area (particularly mechanical engineering with focus on rotating machinery dynamics including bearings and associated tribology, or materials science/materials engineering with focus on surface engineering and tribology).

This post is funded through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) award, a UK Government scheme intended to promote sustained and mutually beneficial relationships between universities and industry.

Based at CTT in Huddersfield, the successful candidate will work directly with supervisors from both the University and CTT and will use the facilities and resources of both organisations.

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointments will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

http://www.mace.manchester.ac.uk/about-us/athena-swan/

Blended working arrangements may be considered