CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

Research Fellow in Augmented Reality for Through-life Engineering

Location
Cranfield, United Kingdom
Salary
£32,656 per annum
Posted
07 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Oct 2018
Ref
2812
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

We are looking to make an appointment to the position of Research Fellow in Augmented Reality for through-life engineering for a period of 24 months. The position focuses on developing augmented reality capability and demonstrators to transform the efficiency and effectiveness of the equipment manufacturing and maintenance processes. 

Organisation Cranfield University

School/Department School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing

Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday

Contract type Fixed term contract

Fixed Term Period 2 years

Salary £32,656 per annum

Apply by  22/10/2018

Role Description

Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management. 

Cranfield Manufacturing is one of the major themes at Cranfield University. Our capability is world-leading and combines a multi-disciplinary approach that integrates design, technology and management expertise. The Through-life Engineering Services (TES) Centre is a National Centre initially established with the funding from EPSRC and industry and provides world-class capability in the UK to deliver high value products with outstanding availability, predictability and reliability with the lowest life cycle cost.

We are looking to make an appointment to the position of Research Fellow in Augmented Reality for through-life engineering for a period of 24 months. The position focuses on developing augmented reality capability and demonstrators to transform the efficiency and effectiveness of the equipment manufacturing and maintenance processes. The project will explore the current manufacturing / maintenance processes, understand the types of data collected and consumed by the manufacturing / maintenance technician, and evaluate alternative ways to visualise the information. In this process the use of Artificial Intelligence will be explored with a view to embed in manufacturing / maintenance operations. A major emphasis will be on designing new AR systems driven by human factors.

This project is part of a wider EPSRC funded project titled: Digital Toolkit for optimisation of operators and technology in manufacturing partnerships (DigiTOP). The project is a collaboration between Cranfield and the Universities of Nottingham, Loughborough and University of the West of England. There will be close collaboration across these organisations.

The context of the project is driven by the emergence of Digital Manufacturing, which is changing the nature of work. In order to gain maximum value from these new Digital Manufacturing Technologies (DMTs), we need to be able to capture, model and predict the way that humans and technologies work together as a joint cognitive system. Through development of methods for use of novel sensing systems, virtual and augmented reality, machine learning and data analytics, we can inform the way that future Digital Manufacturing Technologies are designed and implemented in the manufacturing setting.

The successful candidate will have a PhD (or near completion) in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, or similar discipline as well as having significant expertise and experience in augmented reality based projects.      

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr. John Erkoyuncu, Senior Lecturer in Digital Service Engineering, on (T); +44 (0) 1234 754717 or (E); j.a.erkoyuncu@cranfield.ac.uk

At Cranfield we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential.

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