Research Associate (ASTUTE-EAST Project Officer) – Additive Layer Manufacturing (Metal)

Cardiff University - Cardiff School of Engineering

An exciting opportunity to work with leading academic experts in close collaboration with industry, developing impactful, state-of-the-art research-based solutions to the real world problems facing advanced manufacturing businesses and their supply chains throughout East Wales.
The successful applicant will be joining Cardiff University, one of the UK’s leading research led universities, as a Project Officer (PO) for the Cardiff element of the Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies East Wales(ASTUTE-EAST) operation, a ca. £8m consortium of three Welsh Universities (Swansea University, Cardiff University, & the University of South Wales).

Working across all three of Cardiff University’s Colleges, the successful candidate will take a key role within the ASTUTE-EAST team, providing interdisciplinary project based support to Professor Rossi Setchi, the lead investigator for Cardiff University’s elements of the ASTUTE-EAST operation, around 20 academic co-investigators, the Technical Delivery Manager (TDM) and Senior Project Officers. The successful candidate will play a key role in supporting the successful delivery of all technical outputs in order to meet the targets assigned to the ASTUTE-EAST team at Cardiff University. These activities will include the provision of substantive, quantifiable, practical assistance to manufacturing enterprises through high quality applied Research and Development projects in collaboration with industry partners throughout East Wales. The successful candidate will also take a key role in developing ASTUTE-EAST related activities and research outputs both within Cardiff University and across the wider consortium. 
‘The ASTUTE-EAST operation has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government and the participating Higher Education Institutions.’

The post is available immediately, fixed term until 31st March 2020. This post is full time (35 hours a week)
Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received

For informal enquires about the role and the School of Engineering, please contact Mr Andrew Hopkins  (
 For further details about working in Cardiff University please contact: Mrs Gaynor James (
The School of Engineering holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award that recognises good employment practice and a commitment to develop the careers of women working in science. Cardiff University is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. For this vacancy we actively encourage women to apply. We will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share opportunities.

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