Job offer in england Interdisciplinary Research Associate/Fellow (Cloud Manufacturing) at University of Nottingham



Location: University Park
Salary: £26,052 to £38,183 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £29301 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Two posts are available to work on the EPSRC funded Cloud Manufacturing research programme, providing a unique opportunity for developing manufacturing informatics as a multidisciplinary research theme at the interface between manufacturing engineering, processing, computer science, human factors and operations management.

The successful candidate will work with colleagues from across the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute, School of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering, and Business School as well as industrial partners from IBM UK Ltd, ARM Ltd, PA Consulting Group, EADS Airbus, Hewlett Packard plc and NineSigma Europe BVBA. Addressing current industrial challenges, the research programme is investigating how digital technologies can enable ‘on demand’ Cloud Manufacturing, replacing high initial capital expenditures with pay-as-you-go manufacturing services and through-life support, thus radically transforming the economics of new product introduction, volume manufacture and lifecycle management.

The goal of the research programme is to define and validate the informatics and manufacturing architecture and supporting theoretical models, methods and algorithms for Cloud Manufacturing – a new platform to enable the provision of resilient, cost effective, environmentally-friendly and knowledge-intensive distributed manufacturing capabilities, encompassing the whole life cycle of design, production, use, maintenance and recycling.

The research programme is investigating the interfacing between the following facets in developing manufacturing informatics as a multi-disciplinary research theme: manufacturing systems science, cloud native applications, crowd-sourcing, IP in the manufacturing cloud, complex systems, data mining, manufacturing networks and global supply chains and human factors in manufacturing.

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the successful candidates will have experience in delivering cloud native applications, integration of enterprise architectures and ideally be familiar with cutting edge data mining techniques applied to industrial domains. Potential candidates should have PhD (or be close to completion) or equivalent in computer science or other relevant area. Excellent communication and presentation skills together with the ability to work closely with academic colleagues, industrial partners and stakeholders will be required.

Two posts are available immediately and will be offered on a fixed-term contract until 31 July 2018.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Svetan Ratchev, email: Svetan.Ratchev@nottingham.ac.uk Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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