CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

Research Fellow in Industrial Inspections

Location
Cranfield, United Kingdom
Posted
29 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Aug 2018
Ref
2736
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Fellow to join the Degradation Assessment of Complex Systems team to work on a prestigious Lloyd's Register Foundation funded project. The aim of this research is to develop a novel counterfeit electronic components and boards inspection technique that will significantly reduce the inspection cost and time. The key responsibility of this post holder is 1) inspection prototype design and integration, and 2) pattern recognition for fault and degradation detection. You will be required to publish papers in high-quality journals based on the research completed. You will also act as the day to day research coordinator for the consortium (two industrial partners involved).

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 18 Months 
Salary £32,656 to £35,425 per annum
Apply by 12/08/2018

Role Description

Cranfield University is an exclusively postgraduate institution and a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management. It is one of the top five research-intensive universities in the UK and has an unrivalled reputation for transforming cutting edge technology, management and science into practical, life-enhancing solutions. In the last UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) over 80% of the research carried out by Cranfield University was assessed to be either world or internationally leading, indicating the quality and impact of the work carried out at Cranfield University.

Cranfield Manufacturing is one of the eight 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 under the Manufacturing theme focuses on developing knowledge, technology and process demonstrators to provide the capability for the concept design of high-value engineering systems based on design and manufacturing for through-life engineering services.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Fellow to join the Degradation Assessment of Complex Systems team to work on a prestigious Lloyd's Register Foundation funded project. The aim of this research is to develop a novel counterfeit electronic components and boards inspection technique that will significantly reduce the inspection cost and time. The key responsibility of this post holder is 1) inspection prototype design and integration, and 2) pattern recognition for fault and degradation detection. You will be required to publish papers in high-quality journals based on the research completed. You will also act as the day to day research coordinator for the consortium (two industrial partners involved).

You will have a PhD (or close to completion) in Mechanical Engineering or Computer Science or related subjects with a good background in Non-Destructive Testing or other related industrial inspection and testing, and data analytics. A wide knowledge of computing algorithms and programming languages is also essential.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Yifan Zhao, Lecturer in Image and Signal Processing and Degradation Assessment on (T); +44 (0)1234 750111 Ext. 2283 or (E); yifan.zhao@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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