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Research and Development Engineer (229958)

University of Strathclyde

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £32,236 to £39,609
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th June 2019
Closes: 21st July 2019
Job Ref: 233788

Term: Open-ended 

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) is a bold and ambitious industry-centred project to create an international centre of advanced manufacturing expertise and excellence where industry, academia and public-sector support agencies work together to transform skills, productivity and innovation, making Scotland and the UK a global leader in advanced manufacturing.

NMIS is a truly collaborative project, with partners including the Scottish government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, the Scottish Funding Council, Renfrewshire Council and the UK government through the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. The University of Strathclyde is the host University for NMIS, which will link to the wider academic communities in Scotland through the Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering and across the UK High Value Manufacturing Catapult network.

NMIS will encompass a dedicated facility that will house the Manufacturing Skills Academy (MSA), Digital Factory 2050 and the Innovation Collaboratory. Along with this dedicated new facility, existing and developing research centres will also be part of the broader NMIS Group including the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) and the Lightweight Manufacturing Centre (LMC). The posts advertised here will be based in one of these centres. 

We are looking to appoint up to 40 innovative engineers to be part of NMIS who are interested in working with a range of innovative industrial partners and academic experts, new and emerging technologies and influencing the future of manufacturing in Scotland. We would love to hear from you, if you have an established track record in providing engineering solutions in an industrial context, a good first degree and substantial experience or PhD qualification, and experience and expertise in one or more of the technical areas below:

  • Materials and Lightweighting
  • Production systems, manufacturing systems, operations and supply chain management.
  • Digital Manufacturing (including robotics and automation)
  • Manufacturing technologies
  • Measurement and sensing
  • Design for manufacturing and new product introduction

For more information, visit the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) Website: / or email

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