Research Associate/Fellow (fixed term)

Nottingham, United Kingdom
£27025 to £39609 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £30395 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance
Mar 05, 2019
Mar 20, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Reference ENG044119X1 Closing Date Tuesday, 19th March 2019 Job Type Research Department Engineering Salary £27025 to £39609 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £30395 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance
Applications are invited for the above position to join the Manufacturing Metrology Team, as part of the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing, at the University of Nottingham. The Manufacturing Metrology Team conducts fundamental research to enable the next-generation of off-line and in-line metrology tools for advanced manufacturing methods with focus on precision manufacturing and additive manufacturing. More information can be found on our website (

The demands for high-precision micro-scale features and components require appropriate coordinate measurement. A non-contact (optical) based small-scale coordinate measuring machine, a so-called all-optical dimensional measuring system (AODMS), is being developed within the Manufacturing Metrology Team to be able to measure millimetre-scale components with high accuracy utilising information-rich metrology principles based on rigorous measurement modelling and a priori information.

The project objective is to integrate and test a number of sub-systems on and existing prototype AODMS. The synchronisation of the stereo-photogrammetry, focus variation and coherence scanning interferometer sensors and the 3-axes motion stage will be addresses with a hybrid control method. Additionally, a method will be developed to verify the performance of the developed to verify the performance of the developed AODMS and to estimate the uncertainty of measurement results.

Candidates must have an excellent degree in preferably physics or engineering, and a PhD (pending or awarded). Strong skills in optics and computational methods are essential. It is also expected that the candidate will demonstrate high level communication and organisational skills and an aptitude for liaison with industrial partners.

This full-time post is available from April 2019 and will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 9 months, with potential extensions to be discussed.

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Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Richard Leach, tel: 07467 085 482 Or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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