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  • Full-time
  • £31,656 - £37,768 per annum (Grade 6)
  • Cardiff University, Cardiff
  • Closes 11th January 2017
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Post 5429BR

Research Associate (ASTUTE 2020 Project Officer) Autonomous Systems and Robotics

Cardiff School of Engineering


An exciting opportunity to work with leading academic experts in close collaboration with industry, developing impactful, state-of-the-art research-based solutions to enhancing the resilience of advanced manufacturing businesses and their supply chains throughout West Wales and the Welsh Valleys.

The successful applicant will be joining Cardiff University, one of the UK’s leading research led universities, as a Research Associate / Project Officer (PO) for the Cardiff element of the Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies 2020 (ASTUTE 2020) operation, a ca. £15m consortium of four Welsh Universities (Swansea, Cardiff, Aberystwyth & University of Wales Trinity St David).

Working across all three of Cardiff University’s Colleges, the successful candidate will take a key role within the ASTUTE 2020 team, providing interdisciplinary project based support to Professor Rossi Setchi, the lead investigator for Cardiff University’s elements of the ASTUTE 2020 operation, around 20 academic co-investigators, the Technical Delivery Manager (TDM) and Senior Project Officers. The successful candidate will play a key role in supporting the successful delivery of all technical outputs in order to meet the targets assigned to the ASTUTE 2020 team at Cardiff University. These activities will include the provision of substantive, quantifiable, practical assistance to manufacturing enterprises through high quality applied Research and Development projects in collaboration with industry partners within West Wales and the Valleys. The successful candidate will also take a key role in developing ASTUTE 2020 related activities and research outputs both within Cardiff University and across the wider consortium.

The ASTUTE 2020 Operation has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government and the participating Higher Education Institutions.’

The post is full time, available immediately for a fixed term until 30th June 2018.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 25 January and Thursday,27 January 2017.

Salary: £31,656 - £37,768 per annum (Grade 6)

Date post advertised: 23rd November 2016
Closing Date: 11th January 2017

Cardiff University actively promotes equality of opportunity and values diversity. We welcome applications from protected groups that are under-represented in the workforce. For this vacancy we actively encourage women to apply. We will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share opportunities.


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