The Institute for Manufacturing has the following vacancies:



PITCH-IN Project Operations Manager (Fixed Term)

The Pitch-In Project Operations Manager will be employed the IfM’s subsidiary company (IfM ECS) and will support the project by working across the higher education sector, forging external partnerships, and helping deliver the Government’s industrial strategy priorities in a range of thematic areas including manufacturing, healthcare and smart cities. This is a fixed term position for two years in the first instance.


Pitch-In is led by Sheffield University in collaboration with the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Newcastle, and supported by a network of industry and health sector partners. The consortium seeks to overcome barriers to collaboration in the development and exploitation of Internet of Things technologies. The knowledge gathered and shared by the project will benefit the UK by enhancing the commercialisation and wider exploitation opportunities related to the Internet of Things. The University of Cambridge leads the Manufacturing theme and contributes to the Smart Cities theme.


Download the full role description for this position. To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Alison Martin, Senior Administrator (HR and Operations), IfM Education and Consultancy Services. 


The closing date for applications is 9 December 2019, 17:00





Supervision of undergradute students at Cambridge Judge Business School


Undergraduate students’ supervisions typically entail one-hour sessions with a small group of undergraduate students, who are asked to prepare a given task (for example, a question taken from a past exam) in advance. The purpose of the sessions is to support, encourage and challenge students during the course of their studies. 

MST students are expected to meet a supervisor four times during the course of each module, and supervisors are expected to look after (at least) four or five groups of students at a time. In line with this, candidates to this job need to be ready to commit to (at least) 16 hours per term to hold supervisions plus preparation time. Supervisors are briefed by the relevant module leader and given access to the course materials for planning purposes, ahead of the supervision sessions. At the end of the term, the students’ colleges remunerate the supervisors for each supervision report submitted. 

If you would like to supervise Management Studies Tripos students at CJBS, please check the eligibility criteria per module given below. Note that this opportunity is only open to University of Cambridge PhD students (and PostDocs). Previous experience is desirable but not essential, as training is available from the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning (CCTL). You may contact the Management Studies Tripos programme team at if you have any queries.

If you meet any of the eligibility criteria below and are interested in this opportunity, please apply via the link above.




Opportunities for research students


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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EPSRC DTP Studentship - Integration of virtual or augmented reality tools with human decision-making approaches for technology strategy


Closing date: 15 January 2020


A Funded PhD Studentship is available at the Centre for Technology Management, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge. This PhD studentship will support research on how technology strategies complex corporate decision-making for anticipating technological change can be more effectively supported by the integration of human and digital decision methods (e.g. virtual/augmented reality). 


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