Materials Engineer (KTP Associate)

Robert Gordon University / Rubberatkins Ltd
Location: Aberdeen
Salary: £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Closing Date: 1st October 2019
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Robert Gordon University and Rubberatkins Ltd are seeking to recruit a Materials Engineer to work on a 24-month Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) to develop innovative processes for the materials selection and manufacturing of high-performance elastomer products for use in the oil and gas industry. The position will be based at Rubberatkins Ltd, an Aberdeen based company who develop and supply rubber elastomeric sealing components and Engineering plastics for use in the Oil and Gas industry and supply a number of products to the Aerospace and Petrochemical industry. The Associate will work in close partnership with staff from the School of Engineering at Robert Gordon University during the project.

This 24-month fixed term post is funded through the government sponsored Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). KTP supports partnerships between business and universities or research organisations, placing graduates (Materials Engineer (KTP Associate)) to work on innovative high-profile projects. The Materials Engineer (KTP Associate) benefits from a tax-free personal development budget (allowing them to participate in courses / professional qualifications) of £4,000 and will be responsible for other budgets including travel and consumables.

Your skills will be aligned to the development of material behaviours; product design and manufacturing using Project’s selected materials and experimentally validate and verify structural behaviour using material data mined. You will be capable of determining the effect of geometric properties requirements to the parts pass/fail history since the part geometry requires specific constrains on the part during the manufacturing stage.

The position is ideal for an experienced engineer or chemist in materials testing and characterisation, numerical methods as well as stochastic modelling in composite structures. The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in Materials Engineering, Materials Science, Polymer Technology, Nanotechnology or relevant Engineering or Chemistry discipline.

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