Industrial Doctorates for Research Engineers, University of Nottingham

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Location: Nottingham, ENGLAND
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Industrial Doctorates for Research Engineers
Job Type
Research & Teaching
Faculty of Engineering - Division of Manufacturing

EPSRC Manufacturing Technology Engineering Doctorate Centre

The Manufacturing Technology Engineering Doctoral Centre is running an intensive four-year research programme in partnership with industry to address key challenges in advanced manufacturing engineering. It will prepare manufacturing experts for the future and enhance the competitiveness of UK industry by rapidly transforming the latest manufacturing research results into industrial technologies.

We are seeking students from a wide variety of backgrounds, including manufacturing, mechanical engineering and management, computer science, mathematical sciences, electrical/electronic and materials/metallurgy engineering, chemistry, physics, and business who possess a minimum of an excellent first degree and can demonstrate an enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research.

This is an excellent opportunity to work on an industry-based manufacturing research project, gain an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) and develop leadership skills in preparation for a high-impact, high-technology research career in industry.

The scholarship on offer, for eligible students, comprises a tax-free stipend of £20,000 a year, tuition fees paid and a generous study package (research consumables and travel budget).

The Centre is a partnership between three leading universities (the University of Nottingham, Loughborough University and the University of Birmingham), the Manufacturing Technology Centre, and industry (Rolls-Royce, Airbus, and Aero Engine Controls). We are also actively looking for additional manufacturing partners.

Eligible students, termed ‘Research Engineers’, will benefit from:
• A generous fully-funded four-year Engineering Doctorate programme that integrates an industry based doctoral research project with research training in technical subjects and interdisciplinary skills.
• Supervision from international leaders in advanced manufacturing technologies.
• Access to facilities at the Manufacturing Technology Centre for training and research activities whilst working with industry.

The Manufacturing Technology Centre in Ansty, Warwickshire is a world-class facility with cutting-edge equipment and expertise to bridge the gap between research and industrial application. Research Engineers will have access to pre-production demonstrators to test and validate research before going into commercial production. See

Topics for industrial projects include, but are not restricted to:
• Advanced Tooling and Fixturing
• Net Shape Manufacturing
• Intelligent Automation

A project list and further information about the EngD is on our website:

Between ten and twenty scholarships are available for September 2012 entry (subject to fees status) for UK/EU applicants who meet the three-year UK residency criteria, however, an earlier start maybe possible. These are part-funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, industry and the three universities. EU students are not eligible for the stipend, but may qualify for fee support. Overall we are looking to recruit forty Research Engineers by September 2014. Students who are not eligible for this funding may be considered if they are able to obtain their own scholarship support, or in exceptional circumstances, other scholarships may be sought. 

To apply please go to the how to apply section on our website:  and fill in the online form which also asks for CV, references and research statement outlining the research area/project you are interested in. Please quote ref. ENG/574. This opportunity will remain open until all places are filled and intake is up to September 2014.

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