Research Associate (Automation & Software)

University of Strathclyde - Faculty of Engineering - Advanced Forming Research Centre, Department of Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management

Advanced Forming Research Centre, Department of Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management (https://www.strath.ac.uk/engineering/designmanufactureengineeringmanagement/)

Faculty of Engineering (www.strath.ac.uk/engineering/)

Contract Type: Fixed Term (24 months)

The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow possesses a large internationally rated Engineering Faculty with a proud history of successful joint ventures with industrial and enterprise partners.  As a part of the University’s strategic development the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) has been established at Inchinnan near Glasgow’s International Airport in partnership with multi-national companies such as Rolls-Royce and The Boeing Company.  The AFRC is the embodiment of over £30 million collaborative investment by Industrial, Academic and Government partners to establish a world leading research facility for forging and forming technologies.  Since 2011 it has been a part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.

The AFRC is seeking to recruit a Research Associate to participate in a directly funded industrial research project focused on automation of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) inspection processes. To be considered for the role, you will be educated to a minimum of PhD level in a relevant subject (e.g. physics, control engineering, automation, mechanical & electrical engineering); or have equivalent relevant experience in addition to a relevant Degree. You will have demonstrable capability in industrial robotic programming (KUKA) and automation, combined with programming experience in C#, C++ and Matlab. You will have excellent software and or electrical and mechanical engineering skills. You will have experience in low-level industrial robot control and industrial safety systems for robotics in addition to software development. You will have a developing ability to conduct individual research work, to disseminate results and to prepare research proposals. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to listen, engage and persuade and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences, and you will have the ability to work as part of a team, integrating with existing research team members and collaborating effectively with both academic and industrial partners. 

The Research Associate will be required to travel to partner sites for technical meetings and project demonstrations on a monthly basis and, as such, applicants must be willing and able to travel. Applications from candidates with a valid UK driving licence and access to their own vehicle are therefore desirable.

Further information on the application process and working at Strathclyde can be found on our website (http://www.strath.ac.uk/hr/workforus).

Interviews

Formal interviews for this post will be held in January or February 2018.

Equality and Diversity

We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The University currently holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award, recognising our commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia.

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