Research Associate in Apparel Design Engineering

University of Manchester

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Research Associate in Apparel Design Engineering


University of Manchester

Job description

A Postdoctoral research associate position is available with Dr Kristina Brubacher in the Department of Materials for an ambitious and talented researcher in the interdisciplinary field of apparel development, technology and engineering in the Apparel Design Engineering (ADE) research group at the University of Manchester.The ADE group is a globally recognised authority in 3D body scanning and pattern engineering, functional clothing development and apparel manufacturing, driving collaboration and innovation in the field. The group offers a dynamic research environment (currently 15 active postgraduate researchers and three staff members with additional associated members from other academic institutions). The successful candidate will make a full contribution to the group, and its members, whilst developing further their own academic career. The role aims to provide essential support during Dr Brubacher’s maternity leave, integrating the successful applicant as a core member of the ADE group, collaborating with colleagues Dr Hayes and Dr Gill.Responsibilities will span diverse research tasks, including data collection and analysis, supporting grant applications, and assisting in PhD supervision. Additionally, the role involves writing academic papers and maintaining valuable partnerships with external academics and industry stakeholders.Applicants must have, or be about to obtain, a PhD in apparel technology/engineering or a related discipline, with research experience in product development, pattern engineering and anthropometric data analysis. Some experience of CAD software and coding is desirable. Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dr Kristina Brubacher (Email: [email protected]).What you will get in return:

  • Fantastic market leading Pension scheme
  • Excellent employee health and wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exceptional starting annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays
  • Additional paid closure over the Christmas period
  • Local and national discounts at a range of major retailers

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out moreHybrid working arrangements may be considered.Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.Any recruitment enquiries from recruitment agencies should be directed to .Any CV’s submitted by a recruitment agency will be considered a gift.Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:Name: Dr Kristina BrubacherEmail: [email protected]General enquiries:Email:Technical support:This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

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Wed, 10 Jul 2024 06:09:11 GMT

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