Principal Research Officer

Location
Swansea, Swansea (Abertawe)
Salary
£50,618 - £56,950 per annum
Posted
06 Sep 2018
Closes
01 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Vacancy Reference:  00800

Principal Research Officer

Advanced Design Engineering (ADE) project

Full Time, Fixed Term until 31.01.2022

Salary: £50,618 - £56,950 per annum

Swansea Campus

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is looking to recruit a Principal Research Officer to work on the exciting Advanced Design Engineering (ADE) project, which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The project is based in UWTSD’s Centre for Batch Manufacture (CBM), located in UWTSD’s brand new Innovation Quarter at SA1 in Swansea.

The ADE project will focus on the application of the industrial digital technologies and advanced manufacturing technologies that are at the heart of the ‘fourth industrial revolution’, the so-called Industry 4.0 (I4.0) revolution. I4.0 technologies that will be deployed in the ADE project will include, virtual reality modelling and data capture, 3-D scanning, computer aided design, simulation and analysis, reverse engineering, rapid prototyping and tooling, and additive manufacturing in a range of materials.

You will lead the management and delivery of the project, which is designed to drive the successful translation of research and innovation processes into new and improved commercial products, processes and services, in particular, through improved technology transfer from HEIs in the area of additive manufacturing.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Leading and coordinating the development of a portfolio of collaborative projects with Welsh manufacturing companies, in line with the objectives of the ADE project.
  • Developing and communicating a clear vision of the ADE project’s strategic direction.
  • Acting as the overall project manager with responsibility for planning and implementing the ADE research project, monitoring progress in order to ensure the achievement of financial and research objectives.
  • Leading and coordinating research activity in the ADE project, providing overall academic leadership for project delivery.
  • Acting as an important source of expertise advice and ‘know how’ to enable the development of new knowledge, innovation and understanding, and originating new and original solutions to problems in the application of additive manufacturing processes.
  • Leading and developing links with external contacts to foster collaboration and share information and ideas and promoting the ADE project, subject and the institution.

Full details of the role can be found in the Job Description, on the University’s website.

Closing date: 1st October 2018, 5pm

For further information about the position and an application form, visit the University's website.

Please note: in order to apply and be considered for the post you will need to complete an application form, as CVs are only accepted as supporting documents to a completed form. 

As part of any recruitment process, UWTSD collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. 

The scheme has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.

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