Ultrasonic Array Engineer(KTP Associate)

City of Bristol (GB)
29 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Ultrasonic Array Engineer(KTP Associate)


Faculty of Engineering

Fixed term contract staff

Full time

Salary  £27,000-£33,000 per annum

Closing date for applications  30-Apr-2017

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Associate – Ultrasonic Array Engineer

2.5 year fixed term contract

Based at Dyson in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, the post is funded through the Knowledge Transfer Partnership between the University of Bristol and Dyson.

You will be at the heart of an exciting collaboration between Dyson and the Department of Mechanical Engineering.  The collaboration will involve working with ultrasonic transducer design, optimisation of arrays and acoustic fields, and understanding particle interactions. This will give Dyson a unique new capability and an entire new field of R&D for future products.

Within the project, you will be involved in designing and building rigs that will enable the experiments planned for the project, and investigating the parameters of the system and their effect on potential performance. You will then design and develop a fully implemented technology demonstration rig. You will work closely with Dyson staff throughout to develop the technology and to identify the best pathways for it to application and commercialisation.

Dyson HQ is tucked away in countryside famous for the railway tunnels and bridges of Isambard Brunel, who revolutionised modern engineering. Its secluded location helps it to protect its ideas and stay independent-minded. Over 1,500 people, including James himself, spend their days strategising, inventing technology and telling the Dyson story to the world. Dyson offers a unique opportunity for talented individuals to invent, design and develop market leading products for the global market. By working in Dyson’s world class Research Design and Development department, these individuals have the opportunity to work alongside leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people, to create products which fulfil the company’s ambition of being truly different.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is recognised as one of the foremost centres of mechanical engineering teaching and research in the UK and internationally.

Closing date - Midnight on Sunday 30th April 2017

Please note: it is anticipated that interviews will be held on or around the week commencing 15th May 2017.

For informal enquiries, please contact:

Prof Bruce Drinkwater:; 0117 3315914