PhD opportunities in innovation and intellectual property management

The Centre for Technology Management at the IfM invites applications for a PhD position within our innovation and intellectual property management research group.

 

The group is characterized by a young dynamic staff with strong research collaborations between industry and academia. We take a broad definition of IP and employ a relational perspective focusing on IP as enabler for collaborative and distributed innovation processes (i.e. Open Innovation). We have a primary interest in IP challenges for accelerating the development of emerging (manufacturing) technologies for supporting UK manufacturing. The group applies engineering principles to solve real life managerial problems, for example, through the development of new tools, techniques, approaches and methods.

 

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University Lecturer in Digital Manufacturing

Institute for Manufacturing

We wish to appoint a University Lecturer in Digital Manufacturing who has a proven or promising research record in the general area of manufacturing and specific expertise in digital manufacturing. Candidates must hold a doctorate in a related field and will be expected to build a world class research programme focusing on digital manufacturing, as well as contribute to teaching for a range of undergraduate and graduate courses. The Institute for Manufacturing takes a broad view of manufacturing and so digital manufacturing would encompass within-factory and across supply chain use of digital technologies. Specific topics of interest are new digital technologies for manufacturing processes, ways in which the digitalisation of manufacturing is changing and disrupting supply chains and business models; the use of smart/intelligent products and connected devices to track and trace products and materials; the internet of things, the industrial internet and industrie 4.0.

 

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Research Assistant/Associate in Sustainable Value Creation in Industrial Systems (Fixed-term)

Institute for Manufacturing

A fixed term position exists for a Research Assistant/Research Associate in the Department of Engineering in the area of sustainable value creation in an industrial context. The post holder will be located in West Cambridge Cambridgeshire, UK.

This IUK/EPSRC project is investigating potential manufacturing arrangements among firms in the UK chemical industry. It involves identifying value creation opportunities and developing sustainable business models for the participant firms. The work will involve quantitative and qualitative modelling of various sustainability aspects in industrial systems and business models to inform decision-making for material recovery and retained value as part of this project.

 

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PhD studentship in Product safety for perpetual products

Cambridge Service Alliance

The Cambridge Service Alliance (see cambridgeservicealliance.eng.cam.ac.uk) 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 cambridgeservicealliance.eng.cam.ac.uk) 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 a high calibre Associate to promote and deliver its consultancy services for industry and government. The opportunity will focus primarily on national sector and technology roadmapping for government and government agencies, together with emerging approaches from the IfM’s Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy

 

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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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