Lecturer Reactor Materials Engineering

Locations: Gosport, South East, PO12 3BY

Job description

The Nuclear Faculty, Defence Academy, provides education and training to Service and Civilian personnel in support of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Programme and bespoke courses for the wider nuclear industry. The courses range from introductory to postgraduate level. We also undertake research in support of the programme and we have a complete materials characterisation suite including a range of sample preparation equipment; mechanical testing and characterisation (SEM, AFM, and optical microscopy). This experimental capacity is supported by our recently expanded modelling and simulation capability in the form of our dedicated 155 TFLOP/s HPC facility.

We are looking for someone with a strong background and interest in nuclear materials to join our multidisciplinary team. This team consists of experts in materials, physics, chemistry and thermal hydraulics related to nuclear power applications. You would be expected to teach courses and to contribute to the delivery of training in materials. It is anticipated that any research you undertake which is not security classified will be suitable for publication in peer-reviewed journals or at conferences.

The department strongly supports continuing professional development and therefore upon taking up the position, you will have the opportunity to undertake a range of courses, attend conferences and build collaborations with industry and academia.

If you have not already obtained professional registration then you will also be supported in working towards Chartered status with a relevant scientific or engineering professional body.

Person specification

We particularly seek applications from candidates who have recently completed PhD or post-doctoral research in metallography material science applied to nuclear power generation. However, we would also consider applications from candidates who can demonstrate an equivalent level of experience. The successful applicant should have a good working knowledge of metallurgical mechanical testing and material characterisation. Good communication skills are essential.

The applicant should provide evidence of relevant experience in an academic, industrial or research environment.


Applicants will have a Honours degree in Material Science or Engineering and have a Post Graduate qualification in a relevant subject. It is desirable but not essential that you have a formal teaching qualification.

If not in possession of a teaching qualification the selected applicant must agree to undertake a course of study to be completed within 2 academic years of taking up the post.

Closing date: 30 August 2019

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