Research Fellow in Process Monitoring and Automation for Additive
School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing
Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work
37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be
Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period
Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £35,559 to £39,434 per
annum, with potential progression up to £48,855 per annum
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About the Role
In this exciting new role, you will work mainly on ‘Thermal monitoring
instrumentation for metal additive manufacturing' (PYRAM) project, a project
funded by EPSRC. The aim of this project is to design and develop an
innovative temperature measurement system, based on a novel multi-fibre
camera-based optical design, for online process monitoring in wire based
directed energy deposition additive manufacturing processes (w-DEDAM).
You will focus on developing a software which can efficiently collect and
process the online monitoring data from the novel camara system and based on
this perform process automation to the wire based direct energy deposition
additive manufacturing (w-DEDAM). You are also expected to support the
deposition experiments and validation trials on the w-DEDAM machine.
In addition, you will work with other researchers and support the research
activities of process monitoring and automation in other research projects.
You will have a PhD (or close to completion) in process monitoring of any
manufacturing processes, data analysis of engineering applications, electronic
engineering, or similar field, and demonstrable proven experience of
integration of sensors, data analysis for industrial applications or research
applications. You will also have a good knowledge of advanced data processing,
system testing and debugging processes, together with a developing track
record of publishing in high quality journals. Excellent communication skills,
planning and organisation skills, and problem-solving skills, are also
essential for this role.
As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield's world-class expertise,
large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating
leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and
our unique impact here.
Cranfield Manufacturing (which includes major activities in Materials) is
following the ambitious strategy of developing a roadmap for a Sustainable
Manufacturing Sector for 2050 by applying fundamental science and thought
leadership via conceiving and maturing the concepts of Smart, Clean and Green
manufacturing solutions agnostically across all sectors and through all tiers
of the supply chain with SMEs as well as OEMs. This is to support the national
aspiration of Net Zero UK by 2050. We offer world-class and niche post-
graduate level research, education, training and consultancy. We are unique in
our multi-disciplinary approach by bringing together design, materials'
technology and management expertise. We link fundamental materials research
with manufacturing to develop novel technologies and improve the science base
of the manufacturing research. Our capabilities are unique, with a focus on
simulation and modelling, and sustainability. They also include work in
composite manufacture, metallic glasses, nano-materials (graphene, coatings
and sensors), low energy casting, thermal barrier coatings and Wire Arc
Additive Manufacturing (WAAM).
Our Values and Commitments
Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we
do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.
We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study
together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident
Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We
are also committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each
role. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and
Inclusion and Flexible Working here.
Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our
Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to
flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing
the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.
How to apply
For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Dr Jialuo
Ding, Principal Research Fellow in Additive Manufacturing, (E):
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E:
email@example.com or T: +44 (0)1234 75011. Please quote reference number
Closing date for receipt of applications: 3 October 2022