Senior Research Fellow

University of Nottingham - Engineering

Location: University Park
Salary: £37,768 to £46,414 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Applications are invited for the above two-year post based in the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing (IfAM) at the Faculty of Engineering. IfAM is internationally renowned for the excellence of its manufacturing research and significant contributions to manufacturing science, technology development and industrial applications across a range of sectors. It has world-class facilities for design, manufacturing, assembly, measurement, testing and modelling as well as a proven track record in delivering high quality research, leading to numerous patents and high impact peer reviewed publications.

The Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Research Group is one of the core research groups involved in IfAM. Building on recent successes in the area of intelligent manufacturing, the purpose of this role will be to lead and deliver individual and collaborative research and contribute to the direction of related EPSRC research programmes including Evolvable Assembly Systems and Cloud Manufacturing.

The successful candidate will be responsible for generating new intellectual understanding/knowledge and developing ideas for the application of research outcomes. Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the role holder will lead and contribute towards the delivery of specific research tasks and work closely with colleagues from the University of Nottingham, and with industrial partners and project stakeholders. The successful candidate will be expected to lead project teams at the University of Nottingham.

The role holder will sustain and pursue a research plan and develop new concepts and ideas. Where appropriate, they will develop and win support for innovative research development proposals and funding bids.  

Candidates must hold a PhD degree or equivalent in an appropriate field and have relevant experience in the field of manufacturing systems and informatics. In addition, they should be confident, have good analytical, R&D leadership and communication skills, including the ability to work in a team. Experience of working on collaborative projects with UK and EU industry is preferred. The role is based at the University of Nottingham, but will involve travel within the UK and internationally.

This role if a fulltime fixed term post for two years.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Svetan Ratchev (
Please note that applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be accepted.

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The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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