The University of Wolverhampton

Research and Innovation Graduate

Science Park
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Contract Type
Advert Status
20,675 - 21,814 pa
Closing Date
Job Reference


European UnionMidlands Engine

Fixed Term post until 30th September 2022


We seek a Research and Innovation Graduate to undertake research and innovation activities as part of the Science in Industry Research Centre (SIRC), at the University of Wolverhampton Science Park, under the supervision of academic staff within the Faculty of Science and Engineering.  The university has recently been funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to establish SIRC, which supports small and medium enterprises (SMEs) based in specific areas of the West Midlands to carry out research and innovation projects in the fields of Biotechnology, Polymers and Life Sciences, by providing access to the expertise of specialist staff and the world class resources at the University.


The person appointed to this post will engage with local SMEs while concurrently undertaking independent research led by the academic supervisor towards a specific research question relating to additive manufacturing. Following appointment, the successful candidate will also have the opportunity to register for a PhD award, with partial waiver of fees by the University.  Please note that it will not be possible for the University to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not meet the minimum salary threshold set by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the University, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.


We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a good undergraduate degree (e.g. BSc Honours or Masters degree with a 2.1 or equivalent in a relevant field of Science or Engineering). The candidate is expected to have some previous relevant R&D experience and be keen to further develop their expertise in 3D printing. As part of the process of selecting candidates for this role, we will ask short-listed applicants to submit a research proposal that addresses the research question “3D printed metal-polymer hybrid scaffold to repair critical size bone defects” as set out in the attached document ‘Research Question AA’


Informal enquiries can be made to:

Dr Arun Arjunan, Reader in additive manufacturing of functional materials, Faculty of Science & Engineering                    01902 323829


Any questions about the SIRC project:

Alana Correa, SIRC Project Manager,

The University of Wolverhampton values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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