Research Engineer - KTP Associate (SH11397)

University of Bath
February 21, 2024
Offerd Salary:£35,000
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Contract Type:fixed term for 30 mo
Working Time:Full time
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Job title Research Engineer - KTP Associate

Department Chemistry

Salary Starting from £35,000, rising to £45,000 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience, with an additional £5,000 training budget for personal development.

Full time (37.5 hours per week) fixed term for 30 months

Grade Competitive Package

Contract Type Full Time, Fixed Term

Placed on Wednesday 24 January 2024

Closing date Wednesday 21 February 2024

Interview date Thursday 29 February 2024

Reference SH11397


Viper Innovations Ltd in partnership with the University of Bath is looking for a talented engineer or scientist at the interface of electrical engineering and chemistry/physics to develop an innovative subsea cable integrity monitoring product that will extend the lifetime and performance of critical underwater cables and support the growth of offshore renewables. This full-time 30-month Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project specifically seeks to optimise corrosion prevention and enhance control algorithms to reduce the environmental and financial burden of installing new cables.

This unique opportunity will bring together an exciting combination of expertise in electronic & electrical engineering and subsea chemistry to understand electrochemical corrosion, working alongside academics from one of the UK's leading research-intensive universities. It is expected to start no later than 1st July 2024 and will be based at the company partner's premises in Portishead near Bristol.

Whilst working as a KTP Associate, you will lead this high profile and strategically meaningful project, allowing you to apply your academic achievements in an industrial setting. You will receive extensive practical and formal training, gain marketable skills, broaden your knowledge and expertise within an industrially relevant project, and be supported by both industrial and academic mentors. You will be responsible for engaging with and embedding new knowledge within both the business partner and the University.

Viper Innovations Ltd supply electrical monitoring and asset integrity solutions for global industries including subsea and rail. They provide award winning products and services offering practical solutions for their clients real world problems. https: // www.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • BEng/Meng or equivalent in Electronic Engineering or a related discipline;
  • A PhD relevant to Electronic Material Science or extensive R&D experience within industry;
  • Experience and/or qualification in Electrochemistry;
  • Experience of experimentation and/or experimental methods;
  • Capability in driving initiatives forward;
  • Strong project management and problem-solving skills;
  • Good communication and organisation skills. (The Associate is expected to play a key role in coordinating the stakeholders.)
  • The post will offer the following benefits:

  • Valuable experience and highly transferable skills
  • To build your professional career at a dynamic, ambitious and forward- looking company;
  • The opportunity to join the business as a permanent employee with fast track growth and development prospects when the project is complete;
  • Mentoring from the company and academic team;
  • Management training and mentoring by an Innovate UK KT Adviser;
  • Access to University resources to complete the project;
  • A generous personal development budget and time allowance.
  • It is essential that you understand how KTP works with business and the University, and the vital role you will play. For information about KTPs: https: // www.

    There is a two-stage interview process, held on different dates with an in- person interview at Viper in Portishead.

    Any questions about this role email [email protected]

    What we can offer you:
  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • Find out more about our benefits.

    We consider ourselves 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.

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  • We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

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