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Job ID: 145944

Post Doc Research Associate/Fellow
University of Nottingham

Date Posted Aug. 28, 2020
Title Post Doc Research Associate/Fellow
University University of Nottingham
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Department Faculty of Engineering
Application Deadline Sep. 25, 2020
Position Start Date Oct. 15, 2020
  • Post-Doc
  • Polymer Science
    Mechanical Engineering
    Engineering Physics
    Engineering Mechanics
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)

Marine mussels can attach various wet surfaces via a unique adhesive structure, the plaques. Mussel plaques can maintain high performance, long-lasting anchorages that allow mussels to survive the significant dynamic forces exerted by the turbulent tidal currents as well as by the attack from predators. Understanding of the mechanics and mechanisms of how marine mussel plaques interact with wet surfaces can contribute toward developing bioinspired engineering solutions such as high performance adhesive materials, novel approaches for joining dissimilar materials as well as high performance lightweight structures.

The successful candidate will participate in an exciting project funded by Leverhulme Trust entitled "Mechanics and bio mimicking of marine mussel plaque-substratum interactions". You are expected to conduct cutting edge experimental investigation and numerical study toward characterising and understanding the complex mechanical responses of marine mussel plaques attached to wet substrates. You will be responsible for disseminating research outcome through conferences and top peer reviewed journal publications. You will have the opportunity to use your initiative and creativity to identify areas for research, develop research methods and extend your research portfolio.

This post is available on a fixed term basis for 3 years or up to the fixed term end date of 14/10/23. Hours of work are full time (36.25 hours). Job share arrangements may be considered.

  • Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit;

    For all successful international applicants, including EU/EEA applicants from January 2021, we offer an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses to the UK, including visas and the NHS surcharge. For more information follow this link…

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Contact Information

  • Dr Tao Liu
    Faculty of Engineering
    Univerisyt of Nottingham
    Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG7 2RD
    United Kingdom
  • +44 (0) 1157484059


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