University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Research Fellow in Electrical Electronic Engineering for Manufacturing Technologies and Robotics

United Kingdom

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Research Fellow in Electrical Electronic Engineering for Manufacturing

Technologies and Robotics

Are you a researcher, or have equivalent industrial experience with proven abilities to carry out research in electrical electronic engineering for manufacturing technologies and robotic devices? Are you able to use, to visualise your expertise in supporting and complementing our existing strengths in 2D and 3D weaving of solid, hollow and shaped components using the latest weaving technologies for manufacture? Are you able to use your expertise to support advancing robotic device/s for adapting and enhancing manufacturing technologies, the latest industrial weaving machine together with associated ancillaries and auxiliaries and inbuilt to external specialised and commercially available software? Do you have working knowledge of PLC and other digital communication systems for production outputs using robotic device/s for specific manufacturing functions?

The School of Design is a highly ranked department with a vibrant research culture and a commitment to excellence in teaching and research. You will join an experienced, innovative and diverse team and will be actively involved in research, producing high quality publications and contributing to the School's Research Excellence Framework (REF), developing a record of research / knowledge commensurate with the level of the post and with a clear indication of the ability to achieve internationally recognised standards of excellence.

As a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, or with equivalent industrial experience in electrical electronic engineering for manufacturing technologies and robotics, with a focus on industrial weaving machines, you will be working on a Leeds Institute of Textiles and Colour (LITAC), Clothworkers' funded project “adaptive technologies for textile assembly” for use with weaving technologies for weaving shaped 2D and 3D woven composite form/s using commercial and specialised software.

The project has a national industrial partner, commercial confidentiality will be crucial. Ability to commute to both the University of Leeds and when required Doncaster for the duration of the project that forms part of the research deliverables.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Lindsey Waterton Taylor

(Principal Investigator, Academic Lead, 3D Weaving Innovation Centre)

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3777

Email: [email protected]

Location: Leeds - Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures School/Institute: School of Design Category: Research Grade: Grade 7 Salary: £36,333 to £43,155 p.a. Working Time: 100% Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed Term (12 months (from 01.01.24)) Release Date: Wednesday 15 November 2023 Closing Date: Sunday 03 December 2023 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: AHCDE1261 Downloads: Candidate Brief

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Research Fellow in Electrical Electronic Engineering for Manufacturing Technologies and Robotics


University of Leeds


United Kingdom


November 16, 2023

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December 03, 2023

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The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science. In 1884 it merged with the Leeds School of Medicine (established 1831) and was renamed Yorkshire College. It became part of the federal Victoria University in 1887, joining Owens College (which became the University of Manchester) and University College Liverpool (which became the University of Liverpool). In 1904 a royal charter was granted to the University of Leeds by King Edward VII.

The university has 36,330 students, the 5th largest university in the UK (out of 169). From 2006 to present, the university has consistently been ranked within the top 5 (alongside the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Nottingham and the University of Edinburgh) in the United Kingdom for the number of applications received. Leeds had an income of £789.6 million in 2019/20, of which £139.9 million was from research grants and contracts. The university has financial endowments of £82.1 million (2019–20), ranking outside the top ten British universities by financial endowment.

Notable alumni include current Leader of the Labour Party Keir Starmer, former Secretary of State Jack Straw, former co-chairman of the Conservative Party Sayeeda Warsi, Piers Sellers (NASA astronaut) and six Nobel laureates.

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