15 days ago
Consulting Role - Materials Science Graduate - Autumn 2017 Start Location: Cambridge Salary: circa 27K to 30K with excellent benefits Our client is a consultancy that focusses on generating business growth for their customers through innovation. Candidates must possess a high BSc / MSc from a leading University in a Materials Sciences related discipline. PhD level candidates will be considered. The anticipated start date is Autumn 2017. Client: Our client works on innovation projects with many large employers. They provide an intellectual, friendly and informal working environment. Role: The role involves working as part of a multi-disciplinary team of consultants, addressing challenging projects and producing innovative recommendations. You will be expected to gain a detailed understanding of a specific customer requirement and to explore a range of technical solutions. Team members will apply their academic knowledge to real-world commercial problems. Consultants are likely to become involved in project management and to gain account management responsibilities. Requirements: Candidates should have a good knowledge of fundamentals behind the thermodynamics and kinetics of transformations of common materials (metals, ceramics, polymers) as well as a broad knowledge of material systems and their applications. They must be able to connect processing parameters to final materials properties. They may have specialised to some degree (e.g. in polymers), but should retain a broad knowledge of the discipline. Our client values materials science as much for the inter-disciplinary breadth of thinking that the subject trains for, as for specific materials knowledge. Candidates must therefore have an ability to apply materials science principles to systems that are not normally considered as engineering materials (e.g. food) and an interest in using their expertise in this way. It is less likely that candidates who have studied courses that specialise specifically on device materials (semiconductors, superconductors etc.) will be successful. Candidates must be able to travel in UK, Europe and USA.