[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Closing Date Approaching - Research Assistant in Additive Manufacturing Technologies in Bristol Robotics Laboratory and University of Bristol

Ioannis Georgilas Ioannis.Georgilas at uwe.ac.uk
Mon Feb 16 06:45:34 PST 2015

Dear colleagues,

The University of Bristol and Bristol Robotics Laboratory offer a position of post-doctoral researcher in a project devoted to novel composite manufacturing concept.

The Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science (ACCIS) at University of Bristol is one of the leading composite centres in the world. The University of Bristol hosts the National Composites Centre (NCC) and represents one of four Universities constituting the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Composites (CIMComp).  The second partner, Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), is the leading and largest academic centre for multi-disciplinary advanced robotics research in the UK. Thus, the undergoing interdisciplinary project, where you will contribute, is placed ideally for conducting innovative research on robotics and composites manufacturing.

The focus of the work is on developing alternatives to conventional liquid moulding technologies by means of novel additive manufacturing. The research aims at negating the need for heavy manufacturing equipment, implementing exquisite control on resin deposition, tailoring structural features to the needs of property enhancement and functionality. You will be involved in the design and development of a rig for the resin delivery system, and implementing the physical and information interface with industrial grade robotic carriers at the BRL. The work has been sponsored by EPSRC, supported by Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Composites and Airbus. This work offers an excellent opportunity to get involved in development of novel design philosophies in composites and enabling new functionalities in advanced composites.

We are looking for outstanding applicants in Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics or a related discipline. The position requires a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications /experience in relevant areas. The key requirements are: expertise in CAD design tools, electronic design skills, programming skills (Matlab essential, C/C++ desirable), experience with design and manufacturing of electromechanical and interface systems.

This post is offered on a full time, fixed term for 12 months with a start date of no later than 1st September 2015.

Closing Date: 01 March 2015

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Dmitry Ivanov Dmitry.Ivanov at bristol.ac.uk<mailto:Dmitry.Ivanov at bristol.ac.uk>

More information and application process can be found in the University of Bristol's website at:

Dr. Ioannis Georgilas
Research Fellow
Bristol Robotics Laboratory<http://www.brl.ac.uk/>
University of the West of England & University of Bristol
T Block, Frenchay Campus, BS16 1QY
+44 (0)117 32 86325

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