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Research Fellow in Manufacturing Processes

Are you an experienced and ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Are you interested in manufacturing processes? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

The Future Manufacturing Processes Research Group explore how novel methods of manufacturing can provide new capabilities in products and services across a wide range of applications. The group have a large portfolio of externally funded research projects, in addition to significant flexible funding for long-term strategic research initiatives. The group have recently been recognised, by extensive external peer review, to be World Leading.

The group’s research is conducted from an original baseline, which allows us to explore novel hypothesis and paradigms of new manufacturing capabilities. This predominantly concerns the development of novel manufacturing process apparatus and instrumentation. We work across material types and different application domains. 

We are looking for an outstanding candidate that will make contributions to new manufacturing processes, with specialised areas of study that may include (but not exclusive to):

•           Machine design and engineering

•           Materials engineering for manufacturing processes

•           Non-conventional manufacturing processes

•           Computer-aided-manufacture

•           Robotics, mechatronics, and automation

You will work on designing, formulating, and refining new manufacturing process apparatus such that it is capable of the required material compatibility, compositional variation, and scales and accuracy of fabrication. This will include the design and engineering of new or adapted components, systems and hardware to enable effective operation. It will then involve conducting experimentation with the manufacturing process and analysis of its performance. You will work alongside existing Research Fellows, PhD researchers, and the academic leaders. You will be integrated into our wider research team and benefit from specialist technical support. The experimental work will be conducted in our new state-of-the-art research laboratory.

Holding a PhD in engineering or a closely allied discipline, you will have a strong background in the development and use of manufacturing apparatus and instrumentation to fabricate specialist devices. You will also have an enthusiastic, creative approach to your research and thrive on working with a team.

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

Professor Russell Harris, Future Manufacturing Processes Research Group

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2155 or email: r.harris@leeds.ac.uk 


Further information

The Faculty of Engineering is proud to have been awarded the Athena Swan Silver Award from the Equality Challenge Unit, the national body that promotes equality in the higher education sector. Our equality and inclusion webpage provides more information.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering
School/Institute:  School of Mechanical Engineering
Section:  Future Manufacturing Processes
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,199 to £39,609 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (2 years (grant funding))
Release Date:  Friday 12 July 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 01 September 2019
Reference:  ENGME1211
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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