StressMap Research Engineer
- Unit: STEM
- Closing Date: Midday Thursday 16 December 2021
Change your career, change lives
The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.
StressMap was founded in 2013 and is known as the leading provider of Contour residual stress measurements in the UK and beyond. The workload of StressMap is expanding in scope and includes specialist residual stress measurements, structural integrity work and materials characterisation for industrial clients. As the StressMap Research Engineer, you will support the Measurement Services Business Unit (StressMap) based within the School of Engineering & Innovation at The Open University.
You will assist the StressMap’s Research Manager in growing the scale of services provided and meeting StressMap’s financial metrics targets; plan, direct and undertake experiments to solve industrial research measurement challenges within budget and timescale; and apply appropriate modelling techniques to address stress engineering research objectives. Working collaboratively with the StressMap Research Manager and Engineers to implement quality management processes (such as UKAS and/or ISO9001).
Skills and experience
You will have a good understanding of residual stress, solid mechanics, fracture mechanics and structural integrity, and experience of measuring residual stress. High level computer skills including expertise in applying engineering software packages such as ABAQUS and MATLAB are essential together with an MSc (or equivalent level of education). A PhD is desirable.
The full summary of duties and person specification can be found within the Job Description.
What you get in return
Benefits include a supportive and friendly working environment, 33 days holiday per annum pro rata plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days and an attractive pension proposition.
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