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KTP Associate – Mahle Engine Systems UK Ltd
In Partnership with the School of Engineering and Built Environment

Job Family: Academic, Research and Enterprise
Department: School of Engineering and Built Environment
Role: Materials Development Engineer
Salary Scale: Up to £21,000, plus training budget
Contract: Full Time 2 yr. Fixed Term Contract (37.5 hrs. p/w)
Closing Date: 30 April 2012 at 5pm
Ref: HR1356

Glasgow Caledonian University and Mahle Engine Systems UK Ltd, Kilmarnock, Scotland seek a highly motivated and practically oriented research scientist/engineer to undertake a 2 year research project into the application of surface characterisation and metallurgy knowledge to identify factors influencing integrity of bimetallic strip bond. This will be achieved through identification of failure mode concepts and proposed AlSn production line modifications.

The successful candidate will be an associate of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) which is one of Europe’s leading graduate programmes that provides the opportunity for high calibre graduates to be employed on strategic projects of importance to the company, whilst supported by a dedicated academic team from the University involved.

The project will be fully supported by expertise from the School of Engineering and Built Environment at Glasgow Caledonian University. This support includes an individual development plan, personal training, and support for a Masters level qualification where appropriate.

This 24-month post based at Mahle Engine Systems UK Ltd in Kilmarnock is an exciting and challenging position which will provide an ambitious and committed candidate with valuable experience.

Candidates should possess a minimum of a 2:1 or 1st class honours degree in Materials Sciences/Engineering. Experience of working in the metal bonding industry is desirable along with some exposure to project management. Excellent organisation, interpersonal, communication and project management skills will be key as well as the ability to interface with and work with a professional industrial engineering environment.

For informal enquiries or if you would like further information please contact Professor M El-Sharif at Glasgow Caledonian University, T: 0141 331 3531 / E:

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To apply for this post, please submit your completed application form to A CV should accompany your completed application form. Applications sent to any other email address may not be considered for this post.

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*Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).


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