Research Associate - Machining

Sheffield, United Kingdom
£31,302 - £39,609
Jan 03, 2019
Feb 02, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you interested in working for pioneering department within the University of Sheffield? an exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Machining group as a Research Associate. As a Research Associate, you will hold a key leadership role within the project team, and work on a portfolio of projects potentially across a range of groups. You will be supported by and work closely with a Technology Fellow with expertise in the relevant fields of research and development, engineers from across the group and potentially multiple project managers. The projects will be broadly based on machining technology with a focus on process modelling and experimental studies within the machining process. You will have expertise in the development of machining processes to improve performance in the technical area of simulation of metal cutting including analytical simulations, data analytics, and AI (Artificial intelligence) based techniques. You should have a proven track record of research in simulation and experimental research in machining. This should be based on academic and research track record at a world leading research institution or comparable organisation. It is essential that the successful candidate possesses effective communication skills; both written and verbal, report writing skills, experience of delivering presentations; communicating to staff at all levels the organisation's strategic plan and their personal contribution towards it. You will: • Have good IT skills, including the ability to learn programming languages such as Labview, C++, Matlab, Fortan or others. • Have a good honours degree (or equivalent experience) in a relevant engineering or science subject - ideally to Post-Doctoral research level. • Have the ability to plan, direct and undertake research into natural phenomena. • Provide technical advisory and consulting services. • Design tests and experiments to address research objective and find solutions. • Present results of scientific research to sponsors, addresses conferences and publishes articles outlining the methodology and results of research undertaken. About the Team The Machining Group focuses on the research, development and application of state of the art machining technologies ( ). The group has an excellent track record of developing technology and integrating it into a shop floor environment to demonstrate financial benefit to partners. This ability to translate technological advances into bottom line savings has led to a large growth in demand from its aerospace partners and a growing need for skilled engineers with an interest in manufacturing. About the University 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 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. Follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information about what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work. Apply now by clicking on the Apply button located near the top left of your screen.