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The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland is a team of world-leading academic researchers, industry experts, and business professionals working together to transform manufacturing in Scotland by working with companies of all sizes from across the manufacturing world.

We’re always looking for the best and brightest talent to join us in breaking down barriers to help manufacturers achieve their full potential.

See below for our current vacancies:

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) is a bold and ambitious industry-centred project to create an international centre of advanced manufacturing expertise and excellence where industry, academia and public-sector support agencies work together to transform skills, productivity and innovation, making Scotland and the UK a global leader in advanced manufacturing.

NMIS will be an industry-led international centre of manufacturing expertise where research, industry and the public sector work together to transform skills, productivity and innovation to attract investment and make Scotland a global leader in advanced manufacturing.

NMIS will be delivered in partnership through Scottish Enterprise. Partners are the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, Scottish Funding Council, Renfrewshire Council and the University of Strathclyde. NMIS is a truly collaborative project, with partners including the Scottish government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, the Scottish Funding Council, Renfrewshire Council and the UK government through the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. The University of Strathclyde is the host University for NMIS, which will link to the wider academic communities in Scotland through the Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering and across the UK High Value Manufacturing Catapult network.

NMIS will encompass a dedicated facility that will house the Manufacturing Skills Academy (MSA), Digital Factory 2050 and the Innovation Collaboratory. Along with this dedicated new facility, existing and developing research centres will also be part of the broader NMIS Group including the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) and the Lightweight Manufacturing Centre (LMC). The posts advertised here will be based in one of these centres.

For more information, visit the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) Website:
https://www.strath.ac.uk/workwithus/nationalmanufacturinginstitutescotland/ or email NMIS-recruitment@strath.ac.uk

For informal enquiries, please contact Mark O'Hare, CR&D Manager, mark.o-hare@strath.ac.uk Tel: 07971 797613

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The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) is an industry-led international centre of manufacturing expertise where industry, academia and the public-sector support bodies work together to transform skills, productivity and innovation making Scotland and the UK a global leader in advanced manufacturing. NMIS will accelerate innovation by enabling manufacturing companies to trial and test new processes, applications and technologies, demonstrate new manufacturing technologies and processes at an earlier stage and encourage supply chain collaboration at the research stage of product development. We will provide access to modern equipment and expertise to support prototyping, testing, and scale-up to industrial production, helping de-risk investment, especially for SMEs.

Following significant investment from various funders, NMIS is required to record and report impact the investment has had on businesses and the economy, and the wider skills landscape in manufacturing. Therefore, NMIS is seeking to recruit an individual to lead on the gathering and management of relevant data in order to assess this impact.

The post holder will be responsible for creating methods and templates for data collection, which align with existing University systems. As well as establishing the systems, the post holder will also lead on the collation, recording, general management, analysing and reporting of all data streams.  This will be to support decisions being taken in the delivery of projects and programmes within NMIS.

This will be achieved by building and managing effective frameworks for data capture, as well as liaising with relevant NMIS colleagues and external clients to fully understand data content.

This role will work with a range of people throughout the organisation, as well as key external stakeholders, and therefore the post holder will need to be highly organised, enjoys working collaboratively as well as a highly effective communicator.

We are looking for an individual who has: 

  • Good attention to detail and can accurately present large and complex data sets.
  • Ability to develop data capture systems to improve and streamline the process for all those involved
  • Capability to interpret data gathered and presented, in order to draw meaningful conclusions
  • Ability to understand key stakeholder requirements, including meeting tight and changing deadlines
  • Ability to build strong relationships with a range of stakeholders
  • Extensive IT skills, especially highly proficient in MS Excel and other data analysis techniques and practices are essential
  • An understanding of the manufacturing landscape is desirable  

Informal enquiries about the post can be Chris Lewis, Head of Programme Delivery christopher.lewis@strath.ac.uk

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The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow possesses a large internationally rated Engineering Faculty with a proud history of successful joint ventures with industrial and enterprise partners. As part of the University’s strategic development the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland has been established.

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) is a bold and ambitious industry-centred project to create an international centre of advanced manufacturing expertise and excellence where industry, academia and public-sector support agencies work together to transform skills, productivity and innovation, making Scotland and the UK a global leader in advanced manufacturing.

NMIS is delivered in partnership through Scottish Enterprise. NMIS is a truly collaborative project, with partners including the Scottish government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, the Scottish Funding Council, Renfrewshire Council and the UK government through the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. The University of Strathclyde is the host University for NMIS, which will link to the wider academic communities in Scotland through the Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering and across the UK High Value Manufacturing Catapult network.

NMIS will encompass a dedicated facility that will house the Manufacturing Skills Academy (MSA), Digital Factory 2050 and the Innovation Collaboratory. Along with this dedicated new facility, existing and developing research centres will also be part of the broader NMIS Group including the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) and the Lightweight Manufacturing Centre (LMC). The posts advertised here will be based in one of these centres.
For more information, visit the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) Website:
https://www.strath.ac.uk/workwithus/nationalmanufacturinginstitutescotland/
or email NMIS-recruitment@strath.ac.uk

The NMIS Additive Manufacturing Team, is seeking to appoint a Research and Development Engineer to work, lead and manage delivery of high value research and knowledge exchange programmes.

We would like to see candidates with experience in:
• Additive Manufacturing (AM). This disruptive technology unlocks significant opportunities for design and manufacturing processes. This is a developing area within NMIS, and the focus is on metallic components manufactured from powder/ wire based Direct Energy Deposition (DED), and Powder Bed Fusion (PBF), and Polymer components manufactured in fused deposition modelling (FDM) and Polyjet.

With a first degree and PhD in appropriate disciplines, e.g. mechanical or materials engineering; or with a good first degree and relevant work experience, you will have an established track record in providing engineering solutions in an industrial context, and experience in knowledge exchange. You will have experience in Metal and/or Polymer Additive Manufacturing Technologies or significant experience with welding processes and metallurgy. You will have a good understanding of general engineering and scientific principles including experimentation and data analysis, with a strong materials background in metals and/or polymers. You will have the ability to work autonomously and to plan and prioritise your own workload with minimal inputs from higher management. In addition, it is an advantageous to have experience with project management, delivery and excellent interpersonal skills – a key aspect of this role is working alongside SMEs, RTOs, Large Companies and other researchers.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Stephen Fitzpatrick, Senior KE Fellow and Team Leader of Machining and Additive manufacturing team in NMIS (s.fitzpatrick@strath.ac.uk).

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The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow possesses a large internationally rated Engineering Faculty with a proud history of successful joint ventures with industrial and enterprise partners. As part of the University’s strategic development the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland has been established.

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) is a bold and ambitious industry-centred project to create an international centre of advanced manufacturing expertise and excellence where industry, academia and public-sector support agencies work together to transform skills, productivity and innovation, making Scotland and the UK a global leader in advanced manufacturing.

NMIS is delivered in partnership through Scottish Enterprise. NMIS is a truly collaborative project, with partners including the Scottish government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, the Scottish Funding Council, Renfrewshire Council and the UK government through the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. The University of Strathclyde is the host University for NMIS, which will link to the wider academic communities in Scotland through the Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering and across the UK High Value Manufacturing Catapult network.

NMIS will encompass a dedicated facility that will house the Manufacturing Skills Academy (MSA), Digital Factory 2050 and the Innovation Collaboratory. Along with this dedicated new facility, existing and developing research centres will also be part of the broader NMIS Group including the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) and the Lightweight Manufacturing Centre (LMC). The posts advertised here will be based in one of these centres.
For more information, visit the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) Website:
https://www.strath.ac.uk/workwithus/nationalmanufacturinginstitutescotland/
or email NMIS-recruitment@strath.ac.uk

We would like to see candidates with experience in:

• Advanced Machining Processes. NMIS has several Machining research themes which combine engineering experience with applied analytical methods, to provide applied scientific understanding of the machining process. These themes include Machining Process and Technology, Digital Machining, Lightweight Machining and Machining Distortion. Using analytical tools, such as sensory tool holders, machining dynamics, finite element analysis and data analytics, NMIS can predict and optimise machining processes.

With a first degree and PhD in appropriate disciplines, e.g. mechanical or materials engineering; or with a good first degree (minimum 2:1) and relevant work experience, you will have an established track record in providing engineering solutions in an industrial context, and experience in knowledge exchange. We are also interested in candidates with equivalent industrial experience. You will have a background in the machining of metallic and/ or composites components. You will have a good understanding of general engineering principles including, experimentation and data analysis, with a strong materials background in metals or composites. You will have the ability to work autonomously and to plan and prioritise your own workload with minimal inputs from higher management, in addition to experience of project planning and delivery. In addition, you will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to interact with a range of stakeholders from industry and academia.

For informal enquiries, please contact Stephen Fitzpatrick, R&D Engineer - s.fitzpatrick@strath.ac.uk
01415345568

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