Join the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

We are looking for exceptional academics to join a vibrant and research intensive School with an international reputation for being at the forefront of technological innovation.

As the home of world leading engineering, the Wolson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering aims to provide international leadership in research and innovation and an unrivalled educational experience.

We have a variety of roles available within the School including opportunities at Lecturer, University Teacher, Teaching Fellow and Research Associate level. We also have an opportunity for a Senior Research Associate within the Industrial Policy Research Centre - a collaborative venture between the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) and the University.

We value diversity and are committed to delivering excellence through the development of our inclusive and respectful culture. We would particularly like to encourage applications from female academics, academics with a disability and academics from ethnic minorities as we are actively seeking to increase numbers of staff from these under-represented groups.

Current vacancies

We currently have the following vacancies within the School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering and Industrial Policy Research Centre

Senior Researcher in Business and Policy

Industrial Policy Research Centre

The Industrial Policy Research Centre (IPRC) is a joint initiative between Loughborough University and the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC).  It brings together academics, business and government departments to generate thought-leadership papers and industrial policy positioning reports, to promote the importance of the contribution of manufacturing to the economy.

We're looking for a senior researcher to join the centre on a two-year fixed-term appointment.

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Lecturer – Microelectronics and Embedded Electronics

Candidates will be expected to have a demonstrable ability to carry out research or development in one or more of the following areas: computer architecture, embedded programming languages  (compilers, C, assembler), embedded systems (microcontrollers, low-energy computing, resource-constrained devices, IoT), FPGA and ASIC design.

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Teaching Fellows

We are looking to recruit to multiple posts for applicants with experience in or across the following areas:

Manufacturing Engineering

To support teaching of manufacturing planning and control, supply chain management, lean manufacture, agile manufacture, production and process improvement, incorporating the digital transformation, automation and robotics. Experience with CAD/CAM will be an advantage.

Mechanical Engineering

To support core engineering science and mathematics subjects including from the following: thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, mechanics of materials, heat transfer, statics and dynamics, control.  To support teaching in decarbonised propulsion and digital engineering. Experience with CAD/CAM will be an advantage.

Engineering Management

To teach essential project management skills and knowledge across our complete range of engineering programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Covering soft skills, company organisation, financial and management accounting, digital project management tools, project control, industrial legislation, quality management systems, risk management, supply chains, and logistics. Knowledge of Systems Engineering and sustainability will be an advantage.

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University Teachers

We are looking to recruit to multiple posts for applicants with experience in or across the following areas:

Manufacturing Engineering

To support teaching of manufacturing planning and control, supply chain management, lean manufacture, agile manufacture, production and process improvement, incorporating the digital transformation, automation and robotics. Experience with CAD/CAM will be an advantage.

Mechanical Engineering

To support core engineering science and mathematics subjects including from the following: thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, mechanics of materials, heat transfer, statics and dynamics, control.  To support teaching in decarbonised propulsion and digital engineering. Experience with CAD/CAM will be an advantage.

Engineering Management

To teach essential project management skills and knowledge across our complete range of engineering programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Covering soft skills, company organisation, financial and management accounting, digital project management tools, project control, industrial legislation, quality management systems, risk management, supply chains, and logistics. Knowledge of Systems Engineering and sustainability will be an advantage.

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Research Associates (RIED Project, two posts)

We are seeking to appoint two full-time Research Associates for an exciting new project Re-Imagining Engineering Design (RIED).

This is a multi-institutional Programme Grant, co-funded by the EPSRC and a consortium of Industrial and Academic Collaborators including Rolls-Royce, The MTC, Airbus, Denroy, etc, and Queens University Belfast and The University of York.

Expertise and background experience is sought in one or more of these areas for each post:

  • Complex process, Multi-physics simulation, formal requirements capture architectures. 
  • Validation and verification of products and processes, exploring the concepts of ‘Smart testing’ via in-silico or ex-silico/real life approaches.
  • Design of experiments, data harvesting, collation, analysis and interpretation to derive insight and guide engineering design.
  • Development of novel processing manufacturing techniques that allow the realisation of new design solutions
  • Materials processing techniques, materials characterisation (e.g., mechanical, physico-chemical, optical, electro-magnetic, etc) and the use of advanced processing equipment
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Research Associate (DELTA PHI)

Loughborough University's Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST), in collaboration with partners from five universities have been awarded funding from the EPSRC to undertake a program of fundamental and applied research to develop technologies and approaches that will provide key components to decarbonise low temperature industrial process heat.

The activities at CREST are focused on enhanced heat recovery, Pinch technology including thermal storage and transport, and Integrating low temperature industrial process heat into local energy systems.

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Research Associate (LoT-NET)

Loughborough University's Centre for Renewable Energy System Technology (CREST) in collaboration with three other universities have been awarded funding from the EPSRC to undertake research to address the challenge of developing Low Temperature Heat Recovery and Distribution Network Technologies (LoT-NET). The main research to be performed relates to the development, characterization and modelling of advanced thermal energy storage systems, capture of low/zero carbon heat and heat distribution with minimal energy losses.

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Research Associate (Automotive Electric Powertrain)

A full-time Research Associate is required to undertake research on investigating the Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) of electric powertrains. The project is funded by EPSRC with industry partners Arrival Ltd, AVL List GmbH and Vispiron Rotec. The Research Associate will join the vibrant Dynamics Research Group at the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, and will also collaborate closely with the project industry partners (in the use of commercial software to model e-powertrains and experimental testing to validate the numerical modelling work).

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