Research Fellow (System Safety)


Location: Coventry
Salary: £30,942 to £40,322 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 18th September 2020
Closes: 31st October 2020
Reference: 1872428

Full-time, fixed-term position for 2 years.

WMG is a vibrant, cutting-edge research institution at the University of Warwick, one of the world’s leading research and education groups with state-of-the-art technologies. WMG hosts one of the seven centres for High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Research Fellow or Project Engineer to significantly expand their research and technical skills within the strategically important areas of Manufacturing Automation, Supply Chain, Electrification and Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) safety analysis. (Please note, this job listing outlines the requirements for the Research Fellow, if you are interested in the Project Engineer please read the relevant job requirements before applying).

You will need to be able to evidence your capability in the area of systems engineering with experience of applying Systems Theoretic Process Analysis (STPA) for safety analysis. Additionally, experience with ISO 26262 and ISO 21448 (or corresponding aviation, rail or manufacturing standards) is required along with experience in safety case development. Experience with using various vehicle simulation packages like IPG CarMaker, PreScan or other driving simulation packages will be an added advantage. The work carried out in this role has a potential to influence future national and international (ISO) standards. Successful applicant will be exposed to variety of industries – aviation, automotive, marine, healthcare etc. and will be working collaboratively with industrial partners.

Strong research experience will be required along with your well-developed communication and collaboration skills to assist working independently and as part of a team. The ability to be flexible with your work will be an important part of the role. You will also be responsible for project delivery and providing regular updates to project partners and WMG Intelligent Vehicles’ leadership team.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to demonstrate research leadership and to have the opportunity to develop your own professional network through interaction with a multi-disciplinary team of researchers & engineers, as well as industrial partners during the life of the project. You will have a diverse set of opportunities to develop yourself professionally both in technical and non-technical aspects.

In return we will provide a great range of benefits which include an attractive pension scheme, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and Christmas closure, some fantastic savings on a wide range of products and services, and excellent learning and development opportunities. Appropriate training arrangements will also be made for the successful applicant (where applicable).

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 (£30,046). 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 (£30,942).

At WMG we are committed to supporting staff to achieve their potential. We currently hold the Athena SWAN Bronze Award and the University of Warwick holds an Institutional Silver Award: a national initiative that recognizes the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia. We are supportive of staff with caring responsibilities including a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, and onsite childcare facilities. We will consider applications for employment on a part-time or other flexible working basis, even where a position is advertised as full-time, unless there are operational or other objective reasons why it is not possible to do so.

If you require any further information regarding this role, please contact Siddartha Khastgir 

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role can be found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick’s jobs pages. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button.