Senior Research Fellow - Digitised Manufacturing Value Chains for Materials and Product and Process Development


Location: Coventry
Salary: £39,992 to £47,722 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 5th March 2018
Closes: 3rd April 2018
Reference: 1717304

Fixed Term Contract for 4 years.

A talented individual is sought to explore radical improvements to the manufacturing processes of materials, including steel working in collaboration with Tata Steel, and their incorporation into products. They will work across typical discipline boundaries integrating materials science / metallurgy, data analytics, manufacturing processes and automation; collaborating with companies across the value chain and developing / carrying out / supervising new projects.

Through its Advanced Steels Research Centre led by Professor Claire Davis (24 academics and researchers) and its Automation Group led by Professor Rob Harrison (20 academics and researchers), WMG has critical mass in two key components to address the challenge. Through new professorial appointments it has grown capability in data analytics and big data and has linked expertise in the circular economy.

The new Senior Research Fellow will work across these academic teams and at the interface with customer challenges, drawing on the wider engagement processes of the WMG centre High Value Manufacturing Catapult. They will explore and address holistic, multi-disciplinary challenges, for example: big data-based monitoring and control; reduced emissions in manufacturing; inclusion of changing customer demands and inclusion of materials re-use and recycling in through-process models.

You will have a good honours degree is a subject such as materials science, metallurgy, data analytics, manufacturing or automation, and a PhD in a relevant field. The ideal candidate will be a skilled researcher with existing evidence of delivering on collaborative projects, ideally involving industrial partners as well as a strong publication record.

In return we will provide you with a great range of benefits which include an attractive pension scheme, 30 days holiday plus customary holidays (e.g. Christmas closure), some fantastic savings on a wide range of products and services, and excellent learning and development opportunities.

Closing Date: 3 April 2018.

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.