CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

Research Fellow in Knowledge Based Energy Efficient Casting Operations

Location
Cranfield, United Kingdom
Salary
£32,656 to £35,425 per annum
Posted
03 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Nov 2018
Ref
2835
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

This position is part of a research project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The project aims at introducing the concept of "small is beautiful" into a conservative relatively low technology manufacturing sector where the "economies of scale" argument has been used for many decades to build ever more so-called efficient process lines. This will be a major challenge. The new philosophy, "small is beautiful", starts by encouraging the use of high quality feedstock, only melting what is required and only when it is required. For this reason, developments need to be implemented both on the technology and on the operations adopted in foundries.

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 Until 08 July 2020
Salary £32,656 to £35,425 per annum
Apply by 04/11/2018

Role Description

Cranfield University is one of the leading research centres in the area of sustainability of Manufacturing Systems. Cranfield is developing internationally leading research in this area by exploiting its synergies with the areas of manufacturing simulation and operations management and analysis. The University provides a vibrant and dynamic environment for multidisciplinary research and industrial collaboration.

The position is part of a research project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The project aims at introducing the concept of "small is beautiful" into a conservative relatively low technology manufacturing sector where the "economies of scale" argument has been used for many decades to build ever more so-called efficient process lines. This will be a major challenge. The new philosophy, "small is beautiful", starts by encouraging the use of high quality feedstock, only melting what is required and only when it is required. For this reason, developments need to be implemented both on the technology and on the operations adopted in foundries.

Applicants should have a degree in a relevant engineering discipline such as manufacturing or technology (e.g. Materials or Metallurgy). Applicants should also have a PhD (or close to completion) in the areas of manufacturing, industrial engineering, or sustainable manufacturing. In addition, it is essential to have experience in modelling production facilities.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Konstantinos Salonitis, Reader in Manufacturing Systems, on (T): 01234 758347 or (E): k.salonitis@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. We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role.

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