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Position: Project Assistant/Officer ASTUTE - Robotics and Automation for Manufacturing
Institution: Swansea University
Location: Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
Duties: Provide specialist skills in the field of Future Manufacturing as described in for the ASTUTE 2020/ASTUTE EAST operation at Swansea University to enable applied, collaborative research with companies. This will include effective liaison with academic and other staff at all partner institutions in order to achieve the aims of ASTUTE 2020/ASTUTE EAST and to thus deliver collaborative R&D projects. Develop, adapt and deploy future manufacturing technologies with collaborating companies. Prepare technical reports and assist with progress reports for collaborative R&D projects
Requirements: Have a good undergraduate degree in an appropriate discipline such as engineering, science, computing or mathematics. Be self-motivated, apply and use their initiative, aiming to determine suitable ways to tackle challenges and seeking guidance when needed. Pro-actively contribute to and conduct R&D, including gather, prepare and analyse data, generate original ideas and present results. Prepare journal papers and reports describing the results of the R&D which may be either confidential or for publication. Interact positively and professionally with other collaborators and partners within the College and elsewhere in the University and beyond in industry and academia. Contribute to College organizational matters in order to help it run smoothly and to help raise its external research profile. Keep informed of developments in the field in technical and specific terms and their wider implication for commercial applications and the knowledge economy. When requested act as a representative or member of committees, using the opportunity to extend their own professional experience. Demonstrate and evidence own professional development, particularly with regard to probation, appraisal, and performance reviews, and participation in training events, in line with the recommendations of the Research Councils’ Joint Skills Statement. Maintain and enhance links with the professional institutions and other related bodies. Participate in and undertake other research, development or administrative activities appropriate to their experience and skill, and as directed by the Head of the College/Institute or such other person delegated to act with their authority. Observe best-practice protocols in maintenance and retention of research records as indicated by HEI and Research Councils records management guidance. This includes ensuring project log-book records are deposited with the University/Principal Investigator on completion of the work. Participate in and undertake other relevant research, development or administrative activities appropriate to their experience and skill, and as directed by the Project Director. Promote equality and diversity in working practices and to maintain positive working relationships. Fully engage with the University’s Performance Enabling policy and Welsh language policy where appropriate
Text: Project Assistant/Officer ASTUTE - Robotics and Automation for Manufacturing Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract Expiration date: 17-Jun-2018 Salary Grade 7: £ 28,936 to £ 32,548 per annum together with USS pension benefits Grade 8: £ 33,518 to £ 38,833 per annum together with USS pension benefits The normal expectation is that the successful applicant will be appointed to the minimum of the agreed scale with annual increments on 1 October each year (subject to completing six months service). Main Purpose of the Post Swansea University is creating a new team of researchers to work with Welsh manufacturing companies. The aim will be to deploy Factory of the Future and Industry 4.0 concepts, and we are seeking talented individuals to undertake innovative research in Data Science and Virtual/Augmented Reality. This will be part of two operations. “ASTUTE 2020” (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies) is an established operation that has followed a successful formula for operation since 2010 and has earned a strong reputation for the quality of its industrial collaboration. It focusses on companies in West Wales and the Valleys. “ ASTUTE EAST” is a new operation that will deal with companies in East Wales. ASTUTE EAST and ASTUTE 2020 have been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government. Informal enquiries contact details and Further Information Informal enquiries may be made to Prof Johann Sienz Available documents Project Assistant Project Officer
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