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PDRO Material Made Smarter Centre: Advanced Digital Modelling of Steel Processing

Swansea University - College of Engineering

Location: Swansea
Salary: Grade 8 £35,326 per annum together with USS pension benefits
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 4th November 2021
Closes: 2nd December 2021
Job Ref: AC04884

Job Number

AC04884

Hours of work:Full time – 35 hours per week
Contract:This is a fixed term position for 3 years

Main duties

We are looking for an enthusiastic researcher to join us as a Fixed Term Post-Doctoral Research Officer in advanced digital modelling for the realisation of Industry 4.0 capabilities within the steel industry. The new project officer will join the interdisciplinary research group in Industrial AI and Data Modelling at Swansea University in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, delivering responsible and inclusive digital innovations in the steel sector. The postholder will have a background in one or more of the following areas: artificial intelligence, modelling computing systems, data modelling, knowledge engineering, ontologies and material informatics. Experience of digital modelling in the steel/materials industry would be an advantage.

The postholder will be part of a newly established research centre, the EPSRC supported Made Smarter Innovation –Materials Made Smarter Research Centre (MMSC), delivered on behalf of UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) Industry Strategy Challenge Fund. The postholder will work alongside a wider and diverse team of researchers and academics across the centre’s five partner institutions (The Universities of Sheffield, UCL, Cambridge, Brunel, Nottingham and Swansea). The postholder will engage with industrial stakeholders and link to the SUSTAIN’s UK Digital Steel Innovation, supporting both grand challenges in the SUSTAIN Hub of ‘Zero Waste, Carbon Neutral Iron- and Steelmaking’ and ‘Smart Steel Processing’.

The Made Smarter Innovation – Manufacturing Made Smarter Research Centre will deliver multidisciplinary research in the area of Digital Manufacturing to put the UK’s materials intensive processing industries at the forefront of the UK’s technological advancement and green recovery from the dual impacts of COVID and rapid environmental change. The Centre will work with academic, commercial and innovation partners to drive the research needed to solve many of the fundamental challenges limiting the development and adoption of digital tools in materials and manufacturing.

Person Specification

Essential criteria:

  1. A degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related subjects, or a postgraduate qualification in Engineering/Computer Science or related subjects.
  2. Research background in one or more of the following areas: artificial intelligence, modelling computing systems, data modelling, knowledge engineering, ontologies and material informatics.
  3. Evidence of active engagement, personal role, and contribution to writing and publishing research papers, particularly for refereed journals.
  4. Evidence of the capacity for active engagement in designing research and writing, or contributing to writing, applications for external research funding.
  5. Ability to demonstrate significant independence of focus and direction in research – determining ’what, why, when and with whom' to progress work.
  6. Willingness and ability to work with industry.
  7. A commitment to continuous professional development

Informal enquiries: Dr Cinzia Giannetti c.giannetti@swansea.ac.uk

To apply, please click on the link below;

PDRO Material Made Smarter Centre: Advanced Digital Modelling of Steel Processing (swansea.ac.uk)

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