Research Associate in Sensors for Monitoring Manufacturing by Grinding Processes

Location
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Salary
£31,866 - £40,322
Posted
Jan 14, 2020
Closes
Feb 13, 2020
Ref
UOS025095
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you interested in working for a world top 100 University? An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Department of Mechanical Engineering for a Research Associate to join the Leonardo Centre for Tribology working on an EPSRC funded project to develop ultrasonic sensors for monitoring grinding processes in-situ. This builds on our work in tribo-acoustic sensors where we use the principles of ultrasonic non-destructive testing to build sensors and devices to measure real machine elements. The successful candidate will explore what can be learned about grinding using ultrasonic reflection. It will involve designing the ultrasonic pulsing and sensing systems; building prototypes, and trying them out on machine tools. You will have a good honours degree (or equivalent) experience, and have completed (or be nearing completion) a PhD in Engineering or a relevant discipline. They will have significant research experience in some aspects of tribology, ultrasonic NDT, signal processing, and condition monitoring. This experience should also demonstrate evidence of time management skills and project delivery, experience of working in a collaborative research environment, and a record of academic publication. You can view the supporting documentation by clicking on About the Job and About the University located near the top of your screen. We're one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University's Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development. We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience. To find out what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work, watch this short film: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LblLk18zmo, and follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information. Apply now by clicking on the Apply button located near the top left of your screen.

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