Research Associate in Operations Research for People-Led Digitalisation (fixed term) (JS10255)

University of Bath
January 31, 2023
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Job title Research Associate in Operations Research for People-Led Digitalisation (fixed term)

Department School of Management

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

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2119 (Research Fellow/Research Associate/Research Assistant)

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Monday 16 January 2023

Closing date Tuesday 31 January 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference JS10255


The School of Management seeks to recruit a Research Associate to research the role of operational research in the adoption of digital technologies in manufacturing focusing on people.

This role will contribute directly to the vision of the Made Smarter Innovation: Centre for People-Led Digitalisation to provide people-led solutions that enable the Manufacturing sector to have right-first-time digitalisation. You will work as part of a research team within the centre to examine how algorithms can drive the adoption for digital technologies in operations management such as those that require human-robot/human- machine/human-technology collaboration.

This is an exciting opportunity for a full time, 12-month fixed term post that will allow you to contribute to the overall aims of the centre and lead your own research. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to apply their expertise in existing activities but also form new avenues of research based on their own special interests by aligning them with the centre's mission to "create needs driven processes to support industry in realising the potential of a people-led approach to digitalisation".

We welcome applications from researchers in operations research, industrial engineering (and relevant areas). You will have a strong interest (and preferably some experience) in working with industrial partners in areas such as manufacturing, logistics, supply chain management. Prior work in developing algorithms to better manage operations with the use of emerging technologies is highly desirable.

If successful, you will be a member of a transdisciplinary team including disciplines such as policy, logistics, construction, automotive, engineering, economics, human factors, to name a few, with academics and researchers across the University of Bath but also from Nottingham University and Loughborough University. Besides joining the Centre for People-Led Digitalisation, you will also join a vibrant team of academics and researchers in the Centre for Smart Warehousing and Logistics Systems and the Information, Decisions & Operations division where you will be based.

For an informal discussion about this position please contact Dr Vaggelis Giannikas ([email protected]) however please ensure that you submit your application through the University website.

The University of Bath is the Times and Sunday Times University of the Year, 2023, and ranks third in the UK and first in England in overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey.

The School of Management is one of the world's leading centres for management research and education. The School placed 7th on overall GPA in the 2022 Research Excellence Framework, and ranked 4th for Business, Management and Marketing and Accounting and Finance in the Complete University Guide, 2023, including coming 2nd nationally for graduate prospects. The School has recently moved into its state-of-the art £70M new building, and has a uniquely aspirational yet supportive and collegiate working environment.

What we can offer you:
  • 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;
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements.;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce;
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, Interest-Free Loan.
  • We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

    We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

    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.

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