Lecturer in Digital Manufacturing

University of Sheffield - Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

Salary: Grade 8:
£39,992 - £47,722 per annum. Potential to progress to £53,691 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution.

We are an innovative, dynamic and ambitious department that is renowned for fostering multidisciplinary research activities involving partners from academia as well as major industry players including Airbus, Siemens and Rolls-Royce. Our research and knowledge-based activities are aligned with the future demands of both business and society. We seek to develop innovative solutions to address challenges in a diverse range of application fields from Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing to Life Sciences and Healthcare, Energy and Environment.

In line with our long-term research strategy, we seek to appoint a Lecturer in Digital Manufacturing. Digital manufacturing is fast and responsive control and connectivity of manufacturing systems using sensors, communications, controls and informatics technologies. Faster innovation and adoption of digital manufacturing will have a significant impact on industry but requires active research in a number of areas. In this role, you will pursue theoretical and applied research in one of our priority research areas including manufacturing interconnectivity, flexibility/reconfigurability, autonomy and informatics. You will be expected to work collaboratively across disciplines to develop innovative applications of digital manufacturing.

This position is aimed at growing our unique, world-leading research collaboration in Advanced Manufacturing between the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering (ACSE) and the internationally renowned University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). The focal point of this collaboration will be the £43 million state-of-the-art ‘Factory 2050’, the UK’s first fully reconfigurable assembly and component manufacturing research facility.

You will hold a PhD (or be close to completion) in a relevant area and be able to demonstrate potential to conduct world-leading research as evidenced by your research vision, research funding plans and publication record. In addition to establishing and maintaining a world-class research profile, you will also be expected to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate programs within the department. Experience and capability in developing cross-disciplinary collaborations and a willingness to contribute to the collegiate life in the department and research centres is also essential.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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