Interdisciplinary Research Associate / Fellow in Data Science
University of Nottingham, Department of Engineering
United Kingdom

Interdisciplinary Research Associate/Fellow – Data Science (Fixed term)


Closing Date
Monday, 3rd February 2020
Job Type
£27511 to £40322 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £ 30,942 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing’s world-leading research programme covers the latest developments in field, including smart manufacturing systems, high-value large-scale robotic assembly, and precision manufacturing. These developments are investigated as fundamental research projects, and then developed further into industrially-ready developments and implementation.  


As part of this programme, we require a Research Associate/Fellow to work at the forefront of research and science to develop and implement data analytics and machine learning techniques. Multiple research projects have need for expertise in these fields, in particular the EPSRC Digital Manufacturing on a Shoestring Project (


The research is focussed on progressing manufacturing informatics as a multidisciplinary research theme at the interface between engineering and computer science. You will work closely with other researchers from the Faculty of Engineering and the School of Computer Science.


Candidates must hold, or be about to obtain, a PhD in computer science, data science, industrial engineering or a related engineering or computing discipline with a specialisation in data. In addition, you will have a sound knowledge of data management and experience in formulating and implementing data analysis and analytics methods. Proficiency in at least one relevant programming language such as Python or R is essential.  Excellent communication skills are also required, together with the ability to work both in a team and independently are essential. Some travel within the UK to project partners’ sites may be required.


This post is offered on a fixed term contract for 1 year. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours); however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 25 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours. Job share arrangements may be considered.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Giovanna Martinez-Arellano ( or Professor Svetan Ratchev ( Please note that applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be accepted.


Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit;

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