Job offer in england Research Associate in Manufacturing Data Analytics

Contract Type: Fixed term with a start date as soon as possible and until 31 August 2020

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

Salary: Grade 7. £30,688 to £38,833 per annum. Potential to progress to £42,418 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution.

Are you interested in working for a world top 100 University? We have an exciting opportunity for someone with a passion for data driven modelling and machine learning to join a flagship EPSRC funded Manufacturing Hub. The project will be based within the University of Sheffield’s Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering (ACSE) and Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).

You will work as part of the multidisciplinary EPSRC Manufacturing Hub in Metrology, one of eight flagship Manufacturing Hubs funded by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC). The Hub is led by the University of Huddersfield and brings together leading research teams from the Universities of Sheffield, Bath and Loughborough, including a group of industry partners and research institutes including the National Physical Laboratory (NPL).

You will work across ACSE and AMRC depending on the requirements of the project, spending time in both departments to support collaboration across the project group. The research focus will be on advanced metrology, data informatics and machine learning for manufacturing. The research theme for this position will be on data analytics and machine learning for modelling of manufacturing products and processes using large volume metrological data. In addition to data-science and analytics (‘Big Data’), other forms of modelling involving mechanistic formulations of manufacturing products and processing will also be explored to elicit hybrid models. The role will cover a wide range of manufacturing processes, including computer aided manufacturing, metal forming and machining processes, assembly processes, and inspection systems.

You will have a PhD (or equivalent experience) in Control and Systems Engineering or a relevant discipline and have demonstrable expertise in data driven modelling and machine learning methods. You will have experience in writing algorithmic software using languages such as MATLAB®-SIMULINK®, Python and/or C, along with the ability to write technical reports and scientific papers. Experience and expertise in spatio-temporal modelling techniques would be an advantage.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

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Fixed term with a start date as soon as possible and until 31 August 2020.