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Research Assistant/Associate in AI for Additive Manufacturing (Fixed Term)

A position exists, for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering, to work on AI for Additive Manufacturing. The post holder will be located in West Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

Additive manufacturing, commonly also known as 3D printing, offers virtually limitless opportunities to make devices by controlling geometry, material composition, and processing conditions at every point in an object. The wider adoption of additive manufacturing is limited, though, by challenges including manufacturing process errors, poor design for additive manufacturing, lack of trained staff, and material quality. This project will involve using AI to address these challenges, for instance by using camera and other sensor data to correct and prevent manufacturing errors in additive processes. There will also be diverse opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations.

The key responsibilities and duties are research, planning and organising, and liaison and networking.

The skills, qualifications and experience required to perform the role are experience in artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing, software/hardware development and research.

The successful candidate will have already been awarded or be close to obtaining a PhD (or equivalent experience) in a related topic. Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD or equivalent experience. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will be appointed at Research Assistant level, which will be amended to Research Associate once the PhD has been awarded.

Salary Ranges: Research Assistant: £27,929 - £32,348 Research Associate: £34,308 - £42,155

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2025 in the first instance.

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Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), publications list and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we may not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact Sebastian Pattinson ( for queries of a technical nature related to the role or regarding the application process, please contact: Maggie Harriss email: (Tel:01223 766141).

Please quote reference NM35112 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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