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Research Associate for Additive Manufacture

Surrey, United Kingdom
£7,205 to £8,853 per annum pro rata (0.2 FTE)
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Digital Economy, Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Location:  Home-based
Salary:  £7,205 to £8,853 per annum pro rata (0.2 FTE)  
Fixed term contract until 30th September 2024
Post Type:  Part Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Tuesday 05 March 2024
Reference:  009224

Surrey Business School is a leading business school with over 120 academic staff members from around the globe, and a highly cohesive and collegial atmosphere. The School is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and holds the Advance HE Athena SWAN bronze award. We inspire positive change in business and society, individuals and organisations, locally and globally by blending the rigour of high-quality impactful research with excellent teaching and the strengths of a technology-led university. We are ranked in the top 10 for business and economics in the United Kingdom by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 by subject. Our results in the Research Excellence Framework 2021 place us 19th overall in the UK, 10th in the UK for research outputs and 16th in the UK for research impact. The School’s strengths are particularly in digital innovation and technological transformation, international business, leadership and organizational psychology, and business analytics.

We are seeking to recruit a short-term, part-time post-doctoral research associate (PDRA) to help end of project deliverables for the EPSRC RAMONA project examining supply chain resilience for additive manufacture, with expertise in additive manufacturing for supply chain: 

  • expertise in of mapping and modelling of supply chains
  • expertise in additive manufacturing, its operations and business activities
  • Ideally postdoctoral experience in AM delivery services

You will be part of a research project, named “Responsive Additive Manufacture to Overcome Natural and Attack-based disruption(RAMONA) funded through a Responsive Manufacturing research grant EP/V051040/1 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The University of Surrey and Bristol University Business School are developing the integrative work on supply chain for additive manufacturing for the project, with this position supporting the final deliverables of this part of the project. .

If interested please do apply immediately as we will undertake interviews on a rolling basis and recruit when we find a suitable candidate.

Due to the short-term nature of the position, we cannot support visa applications and so only those already with permission to work in the UK can be considered.


WP3: Responsive additive manufacturing design, management and optimisation (addressing Research Objective 3 for the project).  

The research objective for this WP is to provide some work that shows integration across the broader project. The provision of integration of  WP1 (AM tagged objects), 2 (AM cyber security) and 3 (modelling supply chain for resilience), which together enables a responsive additive manufacturing system to detect and respond to internal and external factors caused by malicious or natural events.

You will necessarily support Co-I Dr Davies and Dr Roshani on completion of themes. Whilst we have flexibility on exact content, the goals are clear:

  • Working in close collaboration with Co-I from Bristol and researchers from across the group of partner firms, alongside academics who have expertise in AM and cybersecurity. 
  • Work needs to be synthesised into journal articles. The perspective taken will depend on your skills, but outputs a published output is important both for the project and your own CV 


An academic with knowledge of additive manufacturing and can deliver on integration of research. Previous academic experience publishing in academic journals in an applicable area of academia is essential.

The position is 0.2 FTE and ends 30 September 2024

If you would like to discuss the position informally, please send us an email and we'd be excited to discuss the project further with you. To apply please attached a CV and cover letter evidencing your suitability for the role as outlined in job description.

We are committed to sustainability and encourage all staff to adopt working practices that minimise impact to the environment wherever possible.

Further details:    Job Description    

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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