Research Assistant / Research Associate Uk Visa Sponsorship

March 17, 2023
£28.9 - £35.3 / year

Job Description

Job Description

Research Assistant / Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Job title : Research Assistant / Research Associate (Fixed Term)

DepartmentMechanical Engineering

Salary : Salary for a Research Assistant is £28,929 rising to £35,308 per annum. Salary for a Research Associate is £36,333 rising to £43,155 per annum.

Grade : Grade 6 to Grade 7

SOC Code – Visa Requirements 2119

This role is potentially sponsorable subject to candidates meeting the tradeable points criteria

Placed on : Tuesday 07 March 2023

Closing date : Sunday 02 April 2023

Interview date : To be confirmed

Reference : CF10429

For ASCEND: Advanced Sensing & Connectivity for Energy-efficient Next-generation Hydraulic Devices, we are looking for a Research Assistant/Associate.

The project, which aims to improve the functionality of digital hydraulic systems through the integration of sensor networks, is a tight collaboration between an interdisciplinary team within the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath and industry.

In order to ease the direct integration of novel sensors and energy harvesters, the successful applicant will work on the unique design of the parts and valves used in digital hydraulic systems. In order to design and implement efficient solutions made feasible by additive manufacturing, close communication with another member of the project team who is developing the sensors and harvesters will be required. The ideal applicant will understand the fundamentals of design for additive manufacturing and appreciate the value of downstream processing, including surface changes and computer numerical control machining.

● knowledge of additive manufacturing design

● the capacity to collaborate across disciplines

● Good communication skills both in writing and speaking are necessary for sharing information effectively with industrial partners at regular project meetings.

● Prior sensor and/or hydraulic system knowledge is preferred but not required.

Starting in July 2023, this role will be full-time for a total of 10 months.

Please reach out to Dr. James Roscow, Lecturer, at or by phone at 01225 38 5189 for an informal discussion regarding the post.

What we can offer you :

● A substantial employer-sponsored pension plan

● substantial yearly leave allotment plus an additional 5 days at your option so you can have a healthy work-life balance.

● We are a family-friendly university that is amenable to flexible scheduling due to our increasingly adaptable workforce.

● A fantastic compensation plan that honors the abilities of our diverse workforce

● A variety of chances for career and personal growth

● There are several support alternatives for new and existing employees to assist with the cost of various immigration charges for which you may qualify:

Visa reimbursement, an interest-free loan, and a relocation allowance.

We strive to be a diverse university where individuality is valued and fostered. With employees from more than 60 different countries, we enjoy a strong reputation abroad. We also received a Silver Athena SWAN award for our commitment to intersectionality and gender equality. We value the positive effect that will have on our teams and encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, especially from underrepresented groups, because we firmly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will result in a better working environment for our employees and students.

Being an approved Disability Confident Leader and an autism-friendly university, we are dedicated to fostering disability confidence and assisting personnel who are impaired.

Learn what makes the University of Bath a fantastic place to work directly from our personnel. For further details, follow @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter.

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Update to our application process

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