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Enhanced Mentored Associate (Materials Engineer) - Sheffield

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Employer: Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University is one of the UK's most progressive and innovative universities.

We pride ourselves on making a difference - to our students, our staff and to the businesses we work with. Our research and business ideas, alongside our sought after graduates, contribute to the economic and social development of both our region and to the UK as a whole.
Job details:
The Materials and Engineering Institute (MERI) at the University is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified post graduate for an Enhanced Mentored Associate position in collaboration with Gripple Ltd of Sheffield. This is a great opportunity to participate in an exciting venture concerned with the development of fire resistant materials and components for use in Gripple’s product range.
Gripple is an award winning manufacturer of wire joining and tensioning devices. The global market leader in its field Gripple has a turnover of over £60m with over 85% outside the UK, is profitable and employs over 600 staff. Their 2021 vision is to grow to over £100m. This role is critical in understanding and solving one of the key challenges in the market and is critical in ensuring Gripple stays ahead of the competition. Further details on Gripple can be seen on
Applicants should be a high quality graduate with a BSc (Hons) or BEng (Hons) and preferably a MSc, incorporating materials and/or mechanical engineering and should be able to demonstrate some experience in practical aspects of materials characterisation and product testing covering a wide range of materials types. Any experience of testing of materials at high temperature would be a distinct advantage.
You should be self-motivated, with a logical and analytical approach to your work and have the ability to disseminate information effectively through both written and verbal communications.
If appointed, you will be based at the company offices working directly with the Innovation Team and receive additional mentoring support and training from University staff. You will be expected to carry out testing and characterisation work at the university using its state-of-the-art facilities in addition to facilities at Gripple and to manage work placed with external test facilities.
The Enhanced Mentored Associate role with Gripple offers opportunities for extensive personal development at both the company and the university, and represents a unique opportunity to work with leading researchers at the MERI and to see your work make an impact in the real world.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Dr Hywel Jones on 0114 225 3894 or email
Sheffield Hallam welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, pregnancy and maternity, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.

**We particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented groups**

For non-EU applicants, we are unlikely to be able to offer a certificate of sponsorship for this job (unless you are switching from a UK student visa), so you should only apply if you already have unrestricted permission to work in the UK.

Materials Engineering Research Institute (MERI)
Gripple Ltd, Sheffield
Fixed-term for 12 months
Full time
£22,000 to £27,000 (pro rata) dependent on experience
Job number 041583
Closing date 01/07/18 at 23:30
Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Salary: £22,000 to £27,000 (pro rata) dependent on experience
Advertised until: Closed Sun 01-Jul-2018
Job ref: GY/52321/A3234617
Eligibility: Candidates must, by the start of their employment, have permission to work in the UK

Strictly no agencies

This vacancy has now closed.