Research Fellow in Coating Tribology of Electric Vehicles

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

Job posting number: #7245185 (Ref:EPSME1163)

Posted: May 17, 2024

Job Description

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in Tribology, Surfaces, Interfaces or Coatings, in particular tribology in electric vehicle transmission systems? Are you interested in developing new skills and working with a large consortium of industrial partners?

We are looking for an enthusiastic researcher with expertise in coating tribology in electric vehicles in the Institute of Functional Surfaces (iFS) to work on the work package related to the Excellence in Conceptual Evolution of Electric Drives (ExCEED) project.

You will lead the experimental investigation of the coating tribology work on the transmission system. You will investigate the compatibility of lubricants and coatings at the lab scale and support the manufacturing of the full-scale component tests with other colleagues and the other project partners. You will also be investigating the failure mechanisms by the advanced surface analyses techniques. You will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with other researchers to develop new learning materials and to disseminate the project findings via publications, presentations and other recognised forms. You will also attend and contribute to organizing regular meetings and the local data management plan.

Excellence in Conceptual Evolution of Electric Drives (ExCEED) is a £19.8 million project, supported by £9.9 million in government funding through Advanced PRO Collaborative R&D competition. ExCEED is focused on developing a next generation EDU 'toolkit'; a modular family of machines, inverters and transmissions for future vehicle platforms. The project is led by JLR and is bringing together a consortium of experts from The Lubrizol Corporation, Newcastle University, Specialised Electrical Machines Design, University of Leeds, University of Nottingham & ZeBeyond Ltd.

We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

What we offer in return


To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Liuquan Yang, Lecturer in Surface Engineering

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2198 or email: [email protected] 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Mechanical Engineering
Section:  Institute of Functional Surfaces
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £37,099 to £44,263 per annum
Working Time:  37.5 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (12 months - to complete specific time limited work)
Release Date:  Thursday 16 May 2024
Closing Date:  Sunday 16 June 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  EPSME1163

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Job posting number:#7245185 (Ref:EPSME1163)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:University of Leeds
United Kingdom
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