Research Fellow in Manufacturing Processes

University of Leeds School of Mechanical Engineering

Research Fellow in Manufacturing Processes

Are you an experienced and ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Are you interested in manufacturing processes? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

The explore how novel methods of manufacturing can provide new capabilities in products and services across a wide range of applications. The group have a large portfolio of externally funded research projects, in addition to significant flexible funding for long-term strategic research initiatives. The group have recently been recognised, by extensive external peer review, to be World Leading.

The group’s research is conducted from an original baseline, which allows us to explore novel hypothesis and paradigms of new manufacturing capabilities. This predominantly concerns the research development of novel manufacturing process apparatus and instrumentation. We work across material types and different application domains. 

We are looking for an outstanding post-doctoral researcher that will make contributions to new manufacturing processes, with specialised areas of study that may include (but not exclusive to):

•           Machine design and engineering

•           Materials engineering for manufacturing processes

•           Non-conventional manufacturing processes

•           Computer-aided-manufacture

•           Robotics, mechatronics, and automation

You will work on designing, formulating, and refining new manufacturing process apparatus such that it is capable of the required material compatibility, compositional variation, and scales and accuracy of fabrication. This will include the design and engineering of new or adapted components, systems and hardware to enable effective operation. It will then involve conducting experimentation with the manufacturing process and analysis of its performance. You will work alongside existing Research Fellows, PhD researchers, and academic leaders. You will be integrated into our wider research team and benefit from specialist technical support. The experimental work will be conducted in our new state-of-the-art research laboratory.

Holding a PhD in engineering or a closely allied discipline, you will have a strong background in the development and use of engineering apparatus and instrumentation to fabricate specialist devices. You will also have an enthusiastic, creative approach to your research and thrive on working with a team.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

, Future Manufacturing Processes Research Group

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2155 or email:  

Further information

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Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute: School of Mechanical Engineering
Section: Future Manufacturing Processes
Category: Research
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Due to funding restrictions, an appointment will not be made above £35,845 p.a.
Working Time: 37.5 hours per week
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (2 years (grant funding))
Release Date: Thursday 24 September 2020
Closing Date: Friday 23 October 2020
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: EPSME1029