Research Fellow - Remote Laser Welding


Location: Coventry
Salary: £29,799 to £38,833 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 29th September 2017
Closes: 29th October 2017
Reference: 1683237

Fixed term contracts until 31 March 2020 (2 available)

These positions will support rapid deployment of new manufacturing technologies necessary for the lightweight strategy in automotive industry. It builds on the WMG simulation technology which led to the first ever fully digitally developed aluminium car door with remote laser welding.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to apply your technical skills within the strategically important areas of remote laser welding (RLW) technology and its application for a new automotive manufacturing system. Candidates with skills in either experimental characterisation of laser welding joints and their quality improvement and/or robotics/control/automation and their applications in manufacturing are required.

You will have excellent communication skills, be flexible, and have the ability to work independently and as part of a team. You will work closely with senior research staff and will be responsible for developing robotics systems applications in manufacturing.

You will hold a PhD level qualification, have undertaken complimentary research in ONE of the above areas and potentially be able to demonstrate your capability through appropriate industrial experience.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£28,936). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of the level 6 of the University grade structure (£29,799).

If you require further information about this position, please contact Professor Darek Ceglarek for an informal discussion.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.