|Placed On:||18th September 2023|
|Closes:||10th October 2023|
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City, University of London (City) and Delta-T Devices Ltd (Delta-T) are collaborating on a 30-month project developing a novel ceramic tensiometer for measuring water tension in soil.
Based in Burwell, Cambridgeshire and at City’s labs in Clerkenwell, London, the candidate will apply their academic and industrial knowledge to this commercial project.
Delta-T Devices is a workers’ co-operative. It operates within the agricultural and environmental technology sector, designing and manufacturing sensors and instruments. Delta-T sensors are used from Antarctica to the Chinese Space Station. Delta-T conducts R&D to develop its own products, and acts as consultants for external partners in irrigation, solar radiation and canopy analysis.
The candidate will transfer biomedical sensor methodology to soil sensing to develop a novel tensiometer to measure water tension in soil.
Additionally, the candidate will understand and apply the principles, challenges and processes of bioimpedance and soil water tension sensing. The candidate will conduct computer-based FEM modelling and circuit design, simulation and testing, as well as perform field and lab-based experimental tasks to optimise sensor performance.
The candidate will generate journal publications from the results and manage the project plan, ensuring milestones and deliverables are met and reported at regular meetings and project reviews.
This is an exciting new role to develop a technologically innovative product with huge impact potential on agricultural yield optimisation and climate challenges such as flood prevention and soil erosion.
The candidate will have a BSc and MSc or other Higher Degree in Electronic or Biomedical Engineering, with a focus on instrumentation and sensors. Experience of delivering or contributing to complex research programmes is desired. The candidate will have knowledge of mixed-signal (analogue/digital) electronics; and instrumentation and sensors design, simulation and testing.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of FEM simulations and experience of product development and commercialisation within the agricultural and/or environmental technology sector.
City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.
The role is available from December 2023.
Closing date: 01 October 2023 at 11:59pm.
Interviews are scheduled for 18 October 2023.
Place of work will be Delta-T Devices Ltd in Burwell, Cambridgeshire. Hybrid working arrangements can be discussed at interview.
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