Carrer Opportunity at Queen’s- Industry 4.0 Programme Development Officer

We are recruiting for a Programme Development Officer in Mechatronics with a focus on Industry 4.0 related technologies to join our vibrant and multi-cultural team on a 21 month contract or until 31 August 2023 whichever is soonest.

This project aims to create “A Trans-National Smart Manufacturing Education Hub (Smart-Edu4.0)” comprising UK and European institutions focusing on advancing Industry 4.0 educational activities at all institutions involved in the programme. You will be responsible for designing industry-attuned and accredited undergraduate, postgraduate and continuous professional development (CPD) curricula in Mechatronics incorporating Industry 4.0 related technologies. Additionally, you will participate in the development of bespoke CPD leadership programmes to support Industry 4.0 champions within companies.

 You will become an active member of the Energy, Power and Intelligent Control research cluster as well as the Centre for Intelligent Autonomous Manufacturing Systems (iAMS) within the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. i-AMS is an interdisciplinary pioneering research programme spanning disciplines of Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics and Psychology working together to develop innovative technologies and solutions to address the challenges of Industry 4.0. iAMS at QUB leads the management and delivery of the Smart-Edu4.0 project. iAMS is also leading the investigation on the feasibility and development of joint undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Manufacturing Mechatronics with partner institutions with direct input from global manufacturing knowledge.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Minimum of 2:1 Honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering/Computer Science/Mechatronics/Applied Mathematics (or related discipline).
  • Postgraduate or professional qualification in a relevant area.
  • A minimum of 3 years recent relevant experience in one or more of the above subjects including at least 1 year direct involvement in relevant educational activities (e.g. lecturing, educational development) in the Higher Education sector.
  • Demonstrable working knowledge in the general area of Mechatronics and Industry 4.0 related subjects.

 Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

 Queen’s University Belfast is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to equality of opportunity, fair participation and welcomes applications from all. However, our Fair Employment Equality Monitoring data tells us that individuals from the Protestant faith are also currently under-represented in this category of work. As such, we particularly welcome applications for this role from individuals who identify with these backgrounds and / or communities.

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