A position exists, for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, to work on the development of biomimetic infrastructure materials as part of the £4.7M EPSRC-funded Programme Grant Resilient Materials for Life (RM4L), see http://rm4l.com/. RM4L is a large multi-disciplinary collaborative project between Cambridge, Cardiff, Bath and Bradford Universities. RM4L aims to achieve a transformation in infrastructure materials using a biomimetic approach to create materials that can adapt to their environment, develop immunity to harmful actions, self-diagnose the on-set of deterioration and self-heal when damaged.

The successful candidate will join a large dynamic team developing a range of innovative biomimetic systems. The post will focus on attributes including self-healing, self-sensing, self-diagnosing, self-immunising and relevant areas e.g. nanotechnology, corrosion, manufacturing and modelling. This list is not exhaustive and we would welcome candidates who bring innovative ideas to our team.

Fin out more on funding and application process here.