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Research Associate / Senior Research Associate in Human-Computer Interaction / Digital Fabrication

  • Research
  • Bristol
  • 19/04/2024
  • £37,099.00 - £46,974.00 /yearly
  • Full Time
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£37,099 - £46,974 yearly

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The role

The Faculty of Engineering is looking to recruit a skilled and motivated Research Associate or Senior Research Associate role to join the pro² network+ team.

You will bring skills and expertise in digital device production, from a range of possible backgrounds that could include human-computer interaction, IoT or embedded device design, electronic engineering or digital manufacturing.

The pro² network+ is an EPSRC-funded network that aims to improve the transition process from prototype to product for digital devices. We are helping to form and inform a community of people who share the common goal of accelerating the production of digital devices that can improve our everyday lives.

This is a 18-month position with the possibility of extension based on funding availability and performance.

What will you be doing?

This role will work with the pro² network+, a leading team of experts across UK Universities, to collect, synthesise and publish research on the current landscape of approaches to device-building, and future opportunities for new approaches.

The post holder will comprehensively map existing device-building tools and techniques with particular attention to the challenges of low-volume manufacturing which are a key focus area for the pro² network+. A second key deliverable for this position is to identify new standards that could be used to ensure compatibility and interoperability across a range of low volume components and manufacturing infrastructure.

There will also be opportunities to identify and explore new tools and techniques for device prototyping and production, especially with regard to low-volume production.

In addition to the above key duties, you will also be expected to publish research findings in high-impact conferences and journals, present results at seminars, and contribute to the preparation of grant proposals to secure additional research funding.

You should apply if

Candidates should have the following qualifications and experience:

  • A PhD or working towards a PhD in a relevant discipline including computer science, software engineering, electronic engineering, embedded systems or manufacturing.
  • Knowledge around the challenges of fabricating digital devices.
  • Well-developed analytical skills including the ability to find, interpret, and summarise qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly, both orally and through the written word.

Additionally candidates for a grade J position would be expected to have:

  • Specialist knowledge in digital device prototyping, production and fabrication.
  • Knowledge around the challenges of producing digital devices at low volumes.
  • Experience of drafting policy briefs or reports for multiple stakeholders.

Additional information

For informal queries please contact Mike Fraser, [email protected]

To find out more about what it's like to work in the Faculty of Engineering, and how the Faculty supports people to achieve their potential, please see our staff blog:

Interviews are anticipated to take place on 17 May 2024.

Accessibility Statement

We are committed to ensuring that our recruitment processes are barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. We particularly welcome applications from disabled applicants. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application process, such as apply in an alternative format, please let us know before you apply or contact our hiring manager through the details provided above.


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