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


Location: Coventry
Salary: £29,799 to £38,833 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 6th March 2018
Closes: 3rd April 2018
Reference: 1717526

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.

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 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. 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.

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).

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.