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Design and Additive Manufacturing Engineer

Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £34,304 to £40,927 per annum (pro-rata)
Grade:  Grade 08
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (30/09/2022)
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Friday 28 January 2022
Interview Date:  Wednesday 16 February 2022
Reference:  R220008
Release Date:  Wednesday 12 January 2022

The Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies is seeking to appoint a Design and Additive Manufacturing Engineer to work with industry in the Shropshire region on various projects supporting agri-tech.

Aston University has been part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to support the delivery of a project called Agri-tech Growth and Resources for Innovation (AGRI). This project is supporting small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) based within Shropshire, in the Marches Local Economic Partnership (LEP) area, to innovate in order to exploit growing market opportunities, particularly in agri-tech/agri-food. The project will also support other SMEs seeking to enter the agri-food supply chain.  It will deliver both short- and longer-term one-to-one assistance, workshops and innovation collaboration opportunities to regionally based SMEs operating in the Agri-food and Agri-tech sectors. The role will be to support SMEs to innovate by utilising 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing technologies. The ability to both conduct independent research and to work effectively as a member of a team is essential.

You will join the world-renowned Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies and will be working at the cutting edge of the industrial applications of additive manufacturing technologies, using your 3D printing engineering expertise to develop prototype systems in collaboration with our photonics and engineering experts. This is an opportunity to become a member of a vibrant team with a successful project delivery track record. It is a particularly exciting time as the group is extending its research activities in a number of areas, including supporting the food and agri-tech industries.

You should have a good degree in Engineering or a related discipline and experience of additive manufacture design and prototype construction involving a wide variety of materials. Previous work experience in industry would be advantageous. The level of appointment will depend on the qualifications and relevant experience of the successful applicant.

Anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel. We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered.

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