Research Director (NMIS)

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University of Strathclyde


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Role Managed by:

Caitlin Tickell

Research Associate

t: +44 (0)20 7340 6255


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 24/04/2019

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) is a bold and ambitious industry-centred project to create an international centre of advanced manufacturing expertise and excellence where industry, academia and public-sector support agencies work together to transform skills, productivity and innovation, making Scotland and the UK a global leader in advanced manufacturing. 

NMIS will be delivered in partnership through Scottish Enterprise. Partners are the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, Scottish Funding Council, Renfrewshire Council and the University of Strathclyde. 

It will encompass a dedicated facility in Renfrewshire, next to Glasgow International Airport and the M8, that will house the Manufacturing Skills Academy (MSA), Digital Factory 2050 and the Innovation Collaboratory.  Along with this dedicated new facility, existing and developing research centres will also be part of the broader NMIS Group including the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) and the Lightweight Manufacturing Centre (LMC).   NMIS will work with manufacturing business of all sizes and multiple sectors, providing benefits across the whole of Scotland. 

The University of Strathclyde is now looking to appoint the Research Director who will lead the development and delivery of NMIS’s research programmes ensuring that NMIS remains at the forefront on manufacturing innovation nationally and internationally. As well as overseeing the coordination of collaborative research with other NMIS affiliated research centres.

The ideal candidate will have a first degree and PhD in a relevant discipline, extensive relevant technical or research leadership experience, a strong track record of developing and delivering large and complex research programmes and the ability to foster relationships with a range of internal and external partners.

The deadline for applications for this position is midnight GMT on Wednesday 24th April 2019.

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The University currently holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award, recognising our commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia.