Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Exeter - College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

This full-time post is funded by ERDF via the FCE programme and is available immediately on a fixed term basis until November 2020 to support the work of Professor David Zhang.

The University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. The University of Exeter has over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and has been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

The role

As part of the European digital factory project, you will be responsible for developing a dynamically integrated supervision, control and simulation platform for flexible and digital manufacturing system with mobile robots.

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to collaborate with our industry and academic partners, conducting high quality theoretical and applied research in digital manufacturing and software development for knowledge transfer, assistance with supervision of MSc students as well as developing new grant applications in similar research fields.

About you

You will:

  • Be able to present information on research progress and outcomes.
  • Communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically.
  • Prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.
  • Possess a relevant PhD and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here

The University offers some fantastic benefits including 41 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, an onsite gym, yoga and pilates, a cycle to work scheme and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter. If you are not currently in Exeter please have a look at our website for some further information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in.

For further information, please contact Allen He, email , or telephone (01392) 724540. 

The College is working towards department Silver Athena SWAN awards as a commitment to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

The post is available from now until 29 February 2020 with a possibility for 6 months extension and is part of a project involving the University of Exeter, University of Greenwich(UK), Autofina(UK), CESI(France), BA Systemes (France), CERI (France), University Du Havre (France), and ESIGELEC (France ). It is funded through the European Regional Development Fund and forms part of the European Strategic Investment Framework for Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce. 

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