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Senior Research Fellow Industry & Transformative Technologies 
Job reference R02310 
Application closing date 23/05/2021
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We are seeking a Senior Research Fellow in the broad area of Industrial and Transformative Technologies for Practice-Led Design. Current research in the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) explores the design and innovation potential presented by new digital fabrication technologies including 3D printing.  We welcome applicants whose research interests address the design and transformative potential of these technologies in a range of possible contexts for example in healthcare, bio-materials, sustainable and low-carbon fabrication methods, architecture and manufacturing. We are especially looking for candidates who are open minded, open to new ideas and radical approaches, able to work and communicate across different faculties and disciplines.

The successful applicant will engage in their own and collaborative research projects, and will have flexibility to shape the direction of their research to achieve the Centre’s objectives.  A key objective of the post is to further develop research trajectory by securing external funding from a portfolio of funders including research councils, Innovate UK, charities and contract research.  You must have a portfolio of internationally important published research outputs, or evidence of equivalent research outputs such as leading complex projects, collaborations or industrial networks resulting in commercial exploitation or patents.

You will be collaborating within a team of researchers, companies and colleagues in the CFPR’s new state-of-the-art laboratories at our Frenchay campus, using and developing equipment to develop novel ideas and projects. In addition, you may undertake supervision of PhD students and contribute to the development and delivery of our CPD programme and modules development.

If you are interested in applying as a secondment from industry we would be interested in hearing from you as well as those with a more academic or design led backgrounds.

In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 35 days
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year
  • flexible working
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes
  • access to employee assistance programme
  • ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • family friendly policies and wellbeing initiatives
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus.
  • savings on purchases via Wider Wallet scheme
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme

Further information

If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Dr Tavs Jorgensen, Associate Professor and AHRC/RCUK Innovation Fellow via email: Tavs.jorgensen@uwe.ac.uk

This post is full time working on a 100% contract and is fixed term until March 2023. It could be extended if further external funding is secured.

Job Share: This post is available on a job share basis for applicants wishing to work part time – do contact us to discuss this option.

We are a disability confident employer and we particularly encourage applications from BAME applicants as we are currently under represented in these areas – although all appointments will be made on merit.

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.

We are able to sponsor qualifying candidates for this role under the Home Office Skilled Worker visa route. Please read our Skilled Worker Guidance to assess if you will be eligible to be sponsored under the criteria.

Please also refer to the Home Office Right to Work Checklist which provides details of which documents are acceptable to prove your right to work in the UK. Should you be shortlisted you will be asked to produce your right to work documents at your interview.


CFPR Support Technician
Job reference R02302
Application closing date 31/05/2021
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We are seeking a Support Technician to work as part of our research group assisting with the practical aspects of our activities. Working in our newly converted building, current projects range widely across contemporary 3D printing of novel materials, 2.5D scanning of artefacts, robotic controlled ceramic extrusion, Smart wearable technologies, to traditional forms of printing and making.

The postholder will work alongside our existing Specialist Technical team and Lab Manager. They be responsible for maintenance of machinery and equipment, as well as preparation and construction of bespoke experimental aids, ordering consumables as well as assisting with the smooth running of the workshop and laboratory areas.

Candidates should have demonstrable experience of working in a comparable, professional or specialist service in higher education or a related sector, e.g., Crafts, Fabrication or Engineering.

If you would like an informal discussion, please contact Walter Guy: walter2.guy@uwe.ac.uk

This is a 12-month fixed-term post in the first instance. After this period the post may be extended, subject to availability of funding. The role is available part-time working 30 hours per week.

This post is not available on a job share basis.

The University’s normal practice is that new appointments will be made at the starting point of the grade.

In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • A generous holiday allowance of 25 days pro rata, increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ continuous service
  • Up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year
  • Flexible working (normal office hours 8.30 – 17.00)
  • Excellent defined benefit pension schemes
  • Access to employee assistance programme
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • Family friendly policies and wellbeing initiatives
  • Onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus.
  • Savings on purchases via Wider Wallet scheme
  • Option to participate in the cycle to work scheme

We particularly encourage applications from BAME and/or female applicants as we are currently underrepresented in these areas – although all appointments will be made on merit.

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes, our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.

We are able to sponsor qualifying candidates for this role under the Home Office Skilled Worker visa route. Please read our Skilled Worker Guidance to assess if you will be eligible to be sponsored under the criteria.

Please also refer to the Home Office Right to Work Checklist which provides details of which documents are acceptable to prove your right to work in the UK. Should you be shortlisted you will be asked to produce your right to work documents at your interview.


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