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Automation Engineer in Composites (KTP Associate)

University of Sheffield - Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

Location: Derby
Salary: £30,000 to £33,000 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 2nd April 2019
Closes: 3rd May 2019
Job Ref: UOS022207

Are you interested in working for a world top 100 University?

In collaboration with Pentaxia, we have an exciting opportunity in the University of Sheffield’s Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering for someone with a passion for intelligent automation in manufacturing to help us develop an automated cell for composites layup. 

The post will be based in Pentaxia and will involve developing software that can interface with off the shelf automation hardware solutions such as robotic arms, programmable logic controllers and other hardware kit as well as customer grade devices such as Microsoft Kinect. You should have experience in developing software using open source libraries for robotics control, bio-inspired algorithms, machine learning, and sensor signal processing.

You should have a PhD in robotics or computer science. You will have the ability to take ownership over the project, working with the academic supervisors and the company’s product development team to set and deliver ambitious targets. You must have high levels of communication and team working skills as well as the ability to independently conduct both industrial and academic research, turn fundamental research solutions to applied industrial solutions, demonstrable ability to write high impact academic journals, good hardware and software skills and demonstrable creativity to solve problems. 

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr John Oyekan ( or Professor Ashutosh Tiwari, ( who is Airbus/RAEng Research Chair in Digitisation for Manufacturing at the University of Sheffield.

The post is fixed-term for 24 months and though you will be based in Pentaxia, you will be employed by the University of Sheffield.

The University of Sheffield is 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 resources to support your personal and professional development. 

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

Follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information about what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work.

Closing date 3 May 2019.

This post is fixed term for 24 months to start as soon as possible.

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