Associate Professor in Low-Carbon Manufacturing (Research Focused)
University of Leicester Department of Engineering
United Kingdom

Department: Department of Engineering

Vacancy terms: Full time contract, open ended subject to fixed term funding. Funding is available to 30 April 2023

Salary details: Grade 9 - £51,630 to £58,089 per annum

Hours per week: 37.5

Advert closes midnight on: 19 Jun 2019

About the role


This is an exciting opportunity to work right at the interface between a University and a large manufacturing industry. You will aid in the leadership of the development of a joint research Centre being established by the University of Leicester and NISCO. This is a progressive and exciting development which represents a strategic investment by NISCO and University of Leicester. The Centre will develop and execute a dynamic funded research programme in the fields of low-carbon manufacturing. NISCO is a joint venture of Hong Kong listed company Fosun International and Nanjing Iron and Steel Group. NISCO involves the manufacturing and sales of steels and new materials. NISCO is the 3rd largest steel plate manufacturer in the world and in 2016 NISCO achieved an operating income of about 60 billion GBP.


You will travel across the UK, Europe and internationally to develop and deliver research programmes. You will undertake individual and collaborative research of the highest quality, attaining an international research profile. You will identify and exploit new and profitable opportunities for business growth as well as developing colleagues in their area of expertise.


Working with the Centre Directors, you will develop the strategic plan and in setting research targets and policies. You will manage the activities of the as well as leading on the development of excellent relationships with key funding partners.


About you:


With a PhD in Engineering or a related degree, you will have an outstanding research profile with expertise in low-carbon manufacturing. You will have the potential to generate external funding to support research programmes, alongside a record of PhD supervision. Experience of building industrial collaborations will be key, in addition to business planning.


Additional information:


For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Dong on +44 116 2522528 or


Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. We are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff and students. Our strength is built on the talent of our scholars, drawn to us by a mutual passion for discovery. We seek to embed an adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit into our research culture, and to create an environment in which both disciplinary excellence and interdisciplinarity thrive.


In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here.

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