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KTP Associate – Ultrasonic Engineering

Do you have a strong background in ultrasonics at PhD level? Are you a multi-talented candidate keen to join a dynamic, interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers to develop disruptive technologies of tomographic applications with end users in the oil & gas industry?

We have an opportunity for you to ‘fast track’ your career in industry by leading a strategically important project to a successful conclusion. Through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), you will be working in partnership with Oil & Gas Measurement Ltd. and the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds, one of the UK’s leading research intensive universities. This will provide an excellent opportunity for you to utilise your academic achievements in an industry setting.

Oil & Gas Measurement Ltd. (OGM) produces high quality products for the Oil & Gas Industry Custody Transfer applications. The KTP will develop and optimise a Wide-Band UltraSonic Tomography (WBUST), algorithm and hardware for Multiphase Flow Metering (MPFM) for application in the oil and gas industry. You will be working as an integral part of a team making decisions on the design and user experience of automated and predictive flow metering platforms focussing on the development of embedded firmware and software.

You will be based at the company premises in Ely, Cambridgeshire, but will be employed by the University of Leeds for the duration of the project, a fixed period of 36 months, spending no more than 7 months total at the University, in short periods. Travel between Cambridge and Leeds, and accommodation in Leeds, will be funded. The School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering will provide academic and technical support to you throughout the project. 

You will have access to a training and development package worth £6,000, to be spent according to your needs and the project’s requirements, enabling you to work effectively on the KTP, and to plan for your future career. Additionally, you will attend two weeks of residential KTP training to equip you with the skills and knowledge required to complete the project successfully, for which time is allocated and funding provided.

In addition to the challenges of the post, you will be expected to work towards a chartered membership of an appropriate professional body.

OGM offers a supported programme towards Chartered Engineer status, as well as a discretionary annual performance-based bonus.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr David Cowell
Email: D.M.J.Cowell@leeds.ac.uk, phone: +44 (0) 113 343 4965

Professor Steven Freear
Email: S.Freear@leeds.ac.uk, phone: +44 (0) 113 343 2076

Dr Wes Maru
Email: Wes.Maru@oghl.co.uk, phone: +44 (0) 1353 887847

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Research & Innovation Service
Section:  Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP)
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Off grading structure
Salary:  £30,000 to £38,700 p.a.
plus training allowance of £6,000
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for 36 months due to external funding)
Release Date:  Friday 15 November 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 05 January 2020
Interview Date:  Friday 24 January 2020
Reference:  CSRIS1136
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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