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Research Fellow in Laser Processing of Biomaterials and Hard Ceramics

Do you have a background and experience in biomaterials, laser machining and processing bone scaffolds? Can you demonstrate your expertise in these areas? Do you want to develop your career in an active group at one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities?

We are seeking to appoint a talented and highly motivated Research Fellow to work independently in the areas of laser machining and processing of bone scaffolds as biomaterials and hard ceramics for tribological applications. The laser processing of bone scaffold is required to enhance the osteogenic activity for improving and promoting healthy bone formation.

With a strong background in characterisation techniques and bio-materials, you will hold a PhD (or will have submitted your thesis before taking up the role) in Chemical, Mechanical or Materials Engineering or a directly relevant area of transport processes in cellular/tissue environment.  

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That’s 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme plus life assurance– the University contributes 21.6% of salary
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.

And much more!  

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Animesh Jha

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2342 or email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Chemical & Process Engineering
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £35,333 to £42,155 p.a.
Due to finding restrictions, an appointment will not be made higher than £37,474 p.a.
Working Time:  37.5 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (9 months due to grant funding)
Release Date:  Friday 20 January 2023
Closing Date:  Sunday 05 February 2023
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  EPSPE1082
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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