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Research Associate of Precision/ Ultra-Precision Manufacturing

University of Strathclyde - Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £32,817 to £40,322
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 21st January 2021
Closes: 26th February 2021
Job Ref: 300231
 

A Research Associate is sought to join the Department of Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management to undertake research in precision/ultra-precision manufacturing within an EPSRC Future Manufacturing Systems project “A Multiscale Digital Twin-Driven Smart Manufacturing System for High Value-Added Products (EP/T024844/1)”. The Research Associate will carry out research and development of a novel ultra-precision manufacturing process and its testbed. The Research Associate will disseminate project information and knowledge through journal publications and conference presentations and contribute to lectures, tutorials and laboratories within the department, as appropriate.

As a Research Associate, under the general guidance of a research leader, you will develop research objectives and proposals, play a lead role in relation to a specific project/s or part of a broader project, conduct individual and/or collaborative research, contribute to the development of new research methods, identify sources of funding, and contribute to the securing of funds for research, including drafting grant proposals and planning for future proposals. You will write up research work for publication, individually or in collaboration with colleagues, and disseminate the results via peer reviewed journal publications and presentation at conferences. You will join external networks to share information and ideas, inform the development of research objectives and to identify potential sources of funding. You will collaborate with colleagues to ensure that research advances inform departmental teaching effort and you will collaborate with colleagues on the development of knowledge exchange activities by, for example, participating in initiatives which establish research links with industry and influence public policy and the professions. You will supervise student projects, provide advice to students and contribute to teaching as required by, for example, running tutorials and supervising practical work. You will contribute in a developing capacity to Department/School, Faculty and/or University administrative and management functions and committees and engage in continuous professional development.

To be considered for the role, you will be educated to a minimum of PhD level in an appropriate discipline, or have significant relevant experience in addition to a relevant degree. You will have sufficient breadth or depth of knowledge in precision/ultra-precision manufacturing, precision instrument and a developing ability to conduct individual research work, to disseminate results and to prepare research proposals. You will have an ability to plan and organise your own workload effectively and an ability to work within a team environment. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences.

Whilst not essential for the role, applications are welcomed from candidates with: relevant work experience, membership of relevant chartered/professional bodies (including the Higher Education Academy), experience of relevant student supervision and teaching activities, and/or experience of knowledge exchange related activities.

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