[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Full Professor position: Airbus Chair in Advanced Manufacturing, The University of Sheffield

Roderich Gross r.gross at sheffield.ac.uk
Wed Aug 17 11:50:00 PDT 2016

Airbus Chair in Advanced Manufacturing
Contract type: open-ended
Salary will be on the Professorial pay scheme structure:

Closing Date: 16th September 2016

The Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering (ACSE) is one
of the world’s leading departments in the field, renowned for high quality,
multidisciplinary research and teaching. In the most recent Research
Excellence Framework (REF) assessment, we achieved the highest ranking for
quality of research publications and were ranked 3rd amongst all General
Engineering Departments in the UK. We have excellent research facilities
and are very proud of our research culture that promotes and nurtures
collaborative research.

The Airbus Chair is aimed at establishing a unique, world-leading research
collaboration in Advanced Manufacturing between the Department, Airbus UK
and the internationally renowned University of Sheffield Advanced
Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). The focal point of this collaboration
will be the £43 million state-of-the-art research factory ‘Factory 2050’,
the UK’s first fully reconfigurable assembly and component manufacturing

You will have an outstanding reputation and track record in one or more of
the following research areas:

-  Smart Automated Guided Vehicles
-  Large-Scale Metrology
-  Human-Robot Interaction
-  Manufacturing Informatics

You will be expected to pursue fundamental as well as applied research. In
addition, your role is to establish and grow a world-class advanced
manufacturing research team, with expertise across all the key areas above,
which builds on the existing expertise in ACSE and AMRC, as well as in our
world-class research centres and institutes, including Sheffield Robotics.

In collaboration with key experts at Airbus and AMRC, your team will
develop and demonstrate advanced manufacturing solutions that deliver a
step increase in productivity of aircraft wing manufacturing and assembly.

You will hold a PhD in a relevant area, have an excellent international
reputation in your research field, an excellent publication profile and a
proven track record in obtaining research funding and conducting research
in collaboration with industrial partners. Experience and capability in
developing cross-disciplinary collaborations and a willingness to
contribute to the collegiate life in the Department and research centres
are also essential.

For further information and details on how to apply please see the
following link:

Roderich Gross, PhD SMIEEE
Senior Lecturer in Robotics and Computational Intelligence
The University of Sheffield
Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

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