Research Assistant in Machine and Tool Design 112141

University of Strathclyde - Faculty of Engineering

Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management

Term: Fixed (12 months)

The Department of Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management seeks to recruit a Research Assistant to support research projects in the design of new manufacturing tools. Specifically, this will involve the development of mechanical and mechatronics designs, 3D CAD models and engineering drawings for the fast cooling of sheet metals. The Research Assistant will also liaise with a manufacturer who carries out mechanical fabrications of parts and assembly. The Research Assistant is expected to report progress on the project to the project leader on a regular basis.

To be considered for the role, you will be educated to a minimum of Degree level in a product design discipline and you will have experience in designing fast cooling systems for hot sheet metals and a good knowledge of sheet metal hot stamping. You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to listen, engage and persuade and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences. You will also have good report writing skills, an ability to work well independently as well as within a team, and you will have an ability to plan and manage your own workload.

Whilst not essential for the role, applications are welcomed from candidates with a relevant Masters Degree, from candidates with experience of working on a EU funded materials and/or manufacturing project, and from candidates with experience of working with a research team in design and manufacture within a university/research institute/company.

Initial interviews have been scheduled for 15 March 2018.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Yi Qin, qin.yi@strath.ac.uk, Tel 0141 548 3130

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