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Research Associate/Fellow in Design and Control of Mechatronic Systems for Intelligent Aero-Engine Production Lines (Fixed term)

University of Nottingham - Engineering

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £27,924 to £40,927 Per annum (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £31406 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th October 2021
Closes: 4th November 2021
Job Ref: ENG390621

Location:  Jubilee Campus

Applications are invited for the above post within the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Manufacturing and On-Wing Technology, (see: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/utc), in the Division of Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering. The department has an excellent international reputation for high quality theoretical and experimental research funded by EPSRC, DTI, EU and manufacturing industry. 

The person appointed will be based in the area of design and control of Mechatronic systems for aero-Engine production. In this role, you will be at the forefront of research that offers significant technological challenges and innovations, with an aim to improve the quality in design of mechatronics for aerospace production lines. As a result, this position offers the opportunity for close collaboration with industrial partners in particular Rolls-Royce. The opportunity to participate in some teaching activities is available for those wishing to pursue an academic career.

Candidate must possess an excellent knowledge of mechanical and mechatronics system design and practical design and control skills. In addition, he/she should have excellent analytical skills to evaluate mechatronic systems and develop control architectures, with a track record in developing mechatronic designs. In addition, he/she should have excellent analytical skills and ability to evaluate mechanical and mechatronics systems with a track record in producing innovative designs. Working knowledge of at least one programming language (e.g. Python/C++) and experience on programming in Matlab/Labview would be preferable.

Apart from being able to lead the research work on this project, good communication, presentation/reporting and publishing skills are required for the person appointed to effectively interact with the international academic and industrial partners involved in this demanding research project. In addition to carrying out project work, the researcher will benefit from exposure to internationally leading industrial companies that are interested in the results of this project and willing to collaborate on spin-out individual projects.

Candidates must possess a very good first Degree or Master's in mechatronic control or manufacturing engineering or related disciplines, and a relevant PhD (or near completion), ideally in mechatronic control or related field of mechatronics engineering. 

This full-time (36.25 hours per week) post is available from 1 November 2021, however a late start date could be agreed, and will offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of two years. Job share arrangements may be considered.

It is a condition of this role that you undertake the Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) screening.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dragos Axinte tel: 0115 95 14117 Or email dragos.axinte@nottingham.ac.uk Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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