Electronic Systems Engineer for Robotic Platform Development (KTP Associate)

Job Reference : S&E-10602
Location : Forth Engineering’s Facility, Maryport, West Cumbria
Closing Date : 04/10/2017
Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : -
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : Tenable immediately for 29 months

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious graduate with the ability and confidence to manage a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project with Forth Engineering Ltd.   

The University of Manchester and Forth Engineering Ltd are looking to recruit a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in Mechatronic or Electrical & Electronic Engineering to undertake this 29-month project that has the overall aim of developing underwater robot technology for application in the nuclear industry.

The position will provide you with a unique opportunity to lead the transfer of knowledge and technology from the University of Manchester through to the nuclear industry. Nuclear Engineering and Robotics are major growth areas in the UK and this position should provide you with the ideal opportunity to start a fruitful career in these exciting sectors of industry.

After the completion of this project, it is anticipated that you will join Forth Engineering Ltd in a full time permanent position.

You will require a good undergraduate degree and PhD (or equivalent) in Electrical & Electronic or have similar experience. Candidates with experience in Communication Systems or Signal Processing would be particularly welcome.

This post is funded through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) award, a UK Government scheme intended to promote sustained and mutually beneficial relationships between universities and industry. 

Based at Forth Engineering Ltd in west Cumbria, you will work directly with supervisors from both the University and Forth Engineering Ltd and will use the facilities and resources of both organisations.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Simon Watson

Email: simon.watson@manchester.ac.uk

General enquiries:

Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:

Email: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk

Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.