Associate Professor – Digital Manufacturing

Coventry University
December 09, 2022
Offerd Salary:£54,949 - £68,065
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Associate Professor – Digital Manufacturing

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£54,949 - £68,065 per annum


As one of Coventry's biggest employers, we offer some pretty impressive benefits including an excellent pension scheme and generous holiday allowances.

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The Research Centre for Manufacturing and Materials (CMM) and the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME), part of Coventry University's Institute for Clean Growth and Future Mobility (CGFM), is seeking to recruit a capable and experienced Associate Professor to take a leadership position in the exciting and growing area of Digital Manufacturing.

This is an immediate opening for a highly motivated individual with a PhD or equivalent professional experience demonstrating an ability to carry-out independent research, a track-record of high-quality research publications and successful delivery of UKRI grant funded projects in Digital Manufacturing.

The focus of the successful applicant's work in this post will be to perform leading role in the delivery of impactful research activity within the CMM/AME in the area of Digital Manufacturing. In particular, this post has specific responsibility for leading research in Digital Manufacturing which aims to contribute to more efficient, responsive and smart factories and supply chains.

The Associate Professor in Digital Manufacturing will be expected to provide research outputs in the form of technologies and methods for the application of Digital Manufacturing across the value chain. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the development of theories and technologies supporting scalable, reconfigurable and flexible manufacturing.

The key areas of expertise we are looking for includes the following:

- Manufacturing Systems;

- Manufacturing Digital Twins;

- Cyber Physical Systems;

- Complex Systems Architecture;

- Horizontal Integration and data spaces in support of smart factories in dynamic value networks; and

- Experience in UK/EU project development and management.

The successful candidate will be working as part of a cross-disciplinary team of academics and industrial engineers as part of a large team. They will engage with stakeholders, either directly or through colleagues with responsibilities in this area in order to identify and focus on specific datasets and problems.

As part of its expansion the AME has invested over £5M in new facilities and equipment which includes a digital demonstrator co-created with our industrial partners to replicate the systems and data sets currently used across the manufacturing and engineering value chain. The successful candidate will have access to the AME facilities in order to conduct research experiments and to contribute to the knowledge base around this topic.

The successful candidate will be part of a vibrant research group, working closely with other researchers and industrial partners. There will also be opportunities for national and international travel, and collaboration with other research organisations.

This is a permanent position. Salary is commensurate with experience and is competitive. Interested candidates should include a CV and brief summary of research accomplishments with their application.

For informal enquiries regarding this post please contact Dr Marcos Kauffman

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