Research Associate in Digital Manufacturing (Fixed Term) (CF10073R)

University of Bath
February 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:£35,333
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Job title Research Associate in Digital Manufacturing (Fixed Term)

Department Mechanical Engineering

Salary Starting from £35,333, rising to £42,155 per annum

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2119

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Friday 27 January 2023

Closing date Sunday 19 February 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CF10073R


This is an exciting opportunity to join the University of Bath as a Research Associate on a new 3-year European funded project, entitled ‘Fluently'. This is a multinational project with 21 academic and industrial partners across mainland Europe. Fluently will explore and develop novel solutions to enable collaborative working between robots and humans within different production scenarios.

Please click here for a detailed overview of the project. Please also carefully read all supplementary project information relating to Bath's specific work package which is attached to this advert.

You will be working with an existing researcher in Bath and a team of EU partners. The position will require some travel to mainland Europe to work with both industrial and academic partners. You will be working on a day-to- day basis with academic staff, post-doctoral researchers and PhD students.

This role will suit you if you:

  • hold a PhD degree, or an equivalent professional qualification in a subject area of direct relevance for the project (digital manufacturing, computer science, data science, data modelling)
  • have previous experience of one or more of the following: digital manufacturing, information and data modelling, ontologies and information standards applied to manufacturing applications and software development
  • are self-motivated and possess project management and technical communication skills,
  • have experience in related research areas
  • Further information

    Please ensure that all essential questions are answered on the application form.

    This role full time fixed term, starting ASAP with an expected duration of 24 months.

    For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Vimal Dhokia by email on [email protected] , and/or Professor Stephen Newman, by email on [email protected] mailto: and/or email on Dr Elies Dekoninck at [email protected]

    About the Department

    Based in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, you will be part of an advanced design and manufacturing research centre which has an excellent track record in undertaking novel research and industry-relevant projects and has long established collaborations with industrial partners. This collaboration covers a range of industries from medical to aerospace with research projects and industrial links throughout the supporting supply chains.

    The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath holds Silver Award for Athena SWAN scheme, which promotes gender equality among all disciplines. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups.

    What we can offer you

    We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award.

    A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We're also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

    We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce;
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.
  • Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

    We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated , respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

    Further details:
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  • Visa information

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    to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / Indefinite Leave to Remain − please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

    Update to our application process

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