CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

Research Assistant/Research Fellow in Circular Technology

Location
Cranfield, United Kingdom
Salary
£30,000 per annum (Research Assistant) or £32,656 per annum (Research Fellow)
Posted
09 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2018
Ref
2837
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Situated within the Centre for Competitive Creative Design, you will work as part of a multidisciplinary team, involving the University of Sheffield and multiple industrial organisations such as Airbus, RollsRoyce, RiverSimple and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation on an EPSRC funded research project at the interface of circular innovation, information theory and manufacturing informatics.

Organisation Cranfield University
School/Department School of Water, Energy and Environment
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 30 September 2021
Salary £30,000 per annum (Research Assistant) or £32,656 per annum (Research Fellow)
Apply by 11/11/2018

Role Description

Here at Cranfield, we can offer you the opportunity and resources to really develop your career.  Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.

The School of Water, Energy and Environment leads in delivering Cranfield’s Mission within Water, Energy and Power, and Environment and Agrifood.  The School is committed to leading in its areas of expertise through investing in world class staff and facilities over the long term.

Situated within the Centre for Competitive Creative Design, you will work as part of a multidisciplinary team, involving the University of Sheffield and multiple industrial organisations such as Airbus, RollsRoyce, RiverSimple and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation on an EPSRC funded research project at the interface of circular innovation, information theory and manufacturing informatics.

The aim of this project is to investigate how data, acquired through the latest advances in digital technologies such as those catalysed by the Internet of Things (IoT), can shape decisions about the manufacture and utilisation of engineering products to accelerate the implementation of more circular approaches in the fourth Industrial Revolution (I4.0).

You will investigate and identify different types of value generated from Circular Economy strategies and the factors that influence their implementation; to further inform data streams that will be obtained through the implementation of digital technologies and mathematically characterised, to assess the types of value to the manufacturing sector.

You will have a PhD (or close to completion) in design, engineering, manufacture, or related discipline and extensive experience in design and manufacturing processes. With excellent communication skills, you will have expertise in applying social, environmental and economic analysis techniques and methods to predict and evaluate product integrity and its impacts. An appreciation for Circular Economy, digital technology and alternative approaches to manufacture such as Industry 4.0 across different industrial sectors would be beneficial.

If you have ambition to build your own reputation through research, an impressive publications record and a great student teaching approach, then we would like to hear from you.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Fiona Charnley, Senior Lecturer, on (T); +44 (0)1234 750111 Ext. 2142 or (E); f.j.charnley@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.