Research Associate in Polish Innovation Ecosystems (Part-Time) (Fixed Term)

Institute for Manufacturing


A part-time position exists (at 20% of FTE), for a Research Associate in the Department of Engineering, to work on Polish Innovation Ecosystems.

The post holder will be located in West Cambridge Cambridgeshire, UK.

The key responsibilities and duties are to explore:

  • The current organisational state of technology parks and industrial clusters.
  • The level of innovation culture in Poland
  • Existing programmes and activities directed at increasing the innovation capability of Polish industry

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PhD studentship in Product safety for perpetual products

Cambridge Service Alliance

The Cambridge Service Alliance (see is seeking to appoint a PhD candidate to a fully funded studentship. the candidate will study the impact of extending product life on product safety in the aerospace industry.


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PhD studentship in Manufacturing analytics

Cambridge Service Alliance

The Cambridge Service Alliance (see is seeking to appoint a PhD candidate to a fully funded studentship to conduct research into manufacturing analytics - particularly how big data analytics can be used to extra insights from warranty claims.


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Senior Associate Opportunities

IfM Education and Consultancy Services (IfM ECS)


IfM Education and Consultancy Services is seeking to appoint two high calibre Associates to promote and deliver its consultancy services for industry and government. The opportunities will focus primarily on two areas of distinctive IfM capability:

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4 Year PhD in Ultra Precision Engineering

The EPSRC funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Ultra Precision is a new national training and research centre based in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge, and the Centre for Precision Engineering at Cranfield University.


We train future leaders of UK manufacturing industry and academe, equipped with enhanced research, analytical, and innovation skills that will enable them to successfully address the full range of ultra precision manufacturing problems of the future.


We aim to produce a new generation of ultra precision research engineers that will deliver future developments in precision manufacturing technology and systems capable of delivering nanometer levels of precision. Research topics will explore materials processing technologies including, focused ion beam machining, reactive atom plasma processing, ultra-fast laser processing, micro-diamond machining, and on-line metrology. In addition to the design, development, and operation of advanced production platforms capable of direct-write nanofabrication, roll-to-roll printing and forming, micro additive and subtractive processing.


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PhD opportunities in innovation, economics and strategy for OCTOBER 2016

Applications are invited for PhD candidates in the field of innovation and technology management, business economics and strategy at the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), part of the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge. The IfM is a world-class research centre addressing some of the key issues in modern manufacturing and working extensively with industry.


The Malaysia-UK Innovation Alliance, an initiative of Agensi Innovation Malaysia (AIM) in collaboration with the Office of the Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia, the Malaysian Public Services Department (JPA), Ministry of Higher Education (MoE) and Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) offers an exclusive opportunity for qualified Malaysian scholars from the public sector to pursue PhD studies at the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. The application is open to all existing civil servants under JPA, lecturers under MOE and employees of MARA. The sponsorship of scholarship is subject to the eligibility criteria of the repsective sponsorship providers.


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EPSRC PhD Studentship in Infrastructure Asset Management

Applications are invited for an EPSRC-funded Doctoral Training Grant in Infrastructure Asset Management to start in October 2016. 


Project outline


Developing overall maintenance plans is extremely challenging for organisations that manage our nation’s infrastructure . How much money to spent on which assets of what type under ever-decreasing budgets is an issue that needs to be addressed. At present, this is done in an unscientific and ad-hoc manner, which means that the users and taxpayers are potentially not getting the best value-for-money from the infrastructure. This PhD project aims to develop a model and tool for optimising the annual maintenance plan for a portfolio of diverse assets (e.g., a county council needs to determine the optimal maintenance plan for their roads, bridges, lights etc) with an aim to deliver maximum value to the stakeholders over a time-horizon.


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Opportunities for research students

Institute for Manufacturing, Department of Engineering

The IfM integrates research and education across the spectrum from production technologies through management to policy, with practical application in industry. We are always keen to hear from outstanding students for our MPhil and three-year PhD Research Degrees. Grants may be available. 


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