Research Fellow in Manufacturing Control Systems

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
£34,506 - £38,813 per annum
25 Oct 2018
19 Nov 2018

Computing & Engineering
Research Fellow in Manufacturing Control Systems 
£34,506 - £38,813 per annum
Fixed term appointment for 3 years, 37 hours per week
Ref: R4032

The School of Computing and Engineering is seeking to recruit a Research Fellow in Manufacturing Control Systems. This post offers an exciting opportunity for someone with a passion for devising and testing new control algorithms for advanced manufacturing applications. The job would ideally suit someone with a PhD in control engineering, systems engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or related areas and postdoctoral experience in control systems.

You would be working as part of the Future Metrology Hub, one of eight flagship Manufacturing Hubs funded by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC). Its vision is to transform the UK’s manufacturing performance by developing new technologies and universal methods that will integrate measurement science with design and production processes to improve control, quality and productivity.

Your research focus will be on creating and implementing control algorithms based upon the scientific principles of advanced metrology. You will have the opportunity to work with the latest in manufacturing and measurement technology, providing you with a unique opportunity to create new fundamental principles in control with a well-defined route to real-world impact. You will produce high-quality research outputs, including internationally-leading papers and deliver considerable industrial and academic impacts. This gives you a springboard towards becoming a research leader of the future.

You will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in control engineering, systems engineering, mechatronics or a relevant discipline and at least one years’ postdoctoral experience in this area. You will have a good record of recent publications in high quality journals and have demonstrable expertise in design and application of control algorithms. You will have experience in writing software using languages such as MATLAB®, C++ or similar language, and be able to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary research team.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Professor Andrew Longstaff,

For further details about this post and to make an application please visit our website by clicking APPLY. 

Closing Date: 19 November 2018
Interview Date: 13 December 2018

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