We are seeking a Research Engineer to identify technical challenges within industrial SMEs and provide innovative solutions by mapping activities back to the knowledge base as part of the LCR4.0 Holistic team.
The Engineering & Technology Research Institute (ETRI) at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) comprises of seven leading research groups bringing together a broad range of disciplines from astrophysics to bio-engineering and computer games technology to microwave research. ETRI is based within the Faculty of Engineering & Technology, a newly structured Faculty with a dynamic approach to teaching, research and industrial outreach activities.
We are seeking to develop a dedicated, highly motivated team to be responsible for the delivery of the LCR4.0 Holistic programme, an exciting initiative part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which is part of the legacy of projects following the pioneering LCR 4.0 project. The project will be a key part of the business support landscape to increase productivity in Liverpool City Region (LCR) organisations through the development of digital innovation strategies for growth. LCR4.0 Holistic offers the opportunity for the LCR to position itself at the forefront of an emerging global revolution driven by technology advances merging digital and physical worlds and leading in Industry 4.0 technologies.
As part of the team, we are seeking a Research Engineer responsible for providing technical advice and support on the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies to SME’s within the Liverpool City Region. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing and innovative organisation along with unparalleled opportunities for career development. An exciting place to work, FET has expertise comprising of an in-house multi-disciplinary team of engineering and business specialists and supported by leading academics and scientists from LJMU.
You will be a flexible, dynamic and enthusiastic individual with experience of developing solutions for industry through the provision of operational efficiency assessments and process improvements. You will ideally be able to identify technical challenges within industrial SMEs and provide innovative solutions by mapping activities back to the knowledge base. You will join a multidisciplinary team focusing on working closely with SMEs and the research base within the University to enhance productivity and develop and implement strategies to stimulate the development of new products through innovation practices. Reporting to the Strategic Manager responsible for the project, you will also be required to support the activities of the wider team, and have the ability to work using your own initiative.
Ideally you should have relevant experience of Industry 4.0 and the benefits that manufacturing organisations can gain from adopting new technological advancements.
The post is part-funded by ERDF as part of the England 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme. The post is fixed term until 30th September 2023 and will be offered subject to the approval of European Regional Development Funding.
The School/ department is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN Gender Equality charter for promoting the career of Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) in higher education. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post and all appointments will be made on merit.
LJMU values diversity and provides a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone can fulfil their potential.
Please note: no offer will be made until the grant funding agreement for LCR4.0 Holistic is signed and confirmed.
Please note all of our vacancies will be closed to applications at midnight on the advertised closing date, unless otherwise stated.