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Research Fellow in Optical Metrology Uncertainty Analysis


Location:  Jubilee Campus
Salary:  £32,348 to £43,414 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Friday 16 December 2022
Reference:  ENG528822

Applications are invited for the above position to join the Manufacturing Metrology Team (MMT), as part of the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing, at the University of Nottingham. The Manufacturing Metrology Team conducts fundamental research to enable the next generation of off-line and in-line metrology tools for advanced manufacturing methods with focus on precision manufacturing and additive manufacturing. More information can be found on our website (

MMT has recently been awarded an ERC grant to develop fast in-process optical metrology methods using basic theory, machine learning and uncertainty analysis.

The research fellow will conduct research into uncertainty analysis for optical instruments. This will include in-process measurement applications. 

Candidates must have an excellent PhD degree in optical metrology. Strong skills in model development are essential. It is also expected that the candidate will demonstrate high level communication and organisational skills.

This is a full-time (36.25 hours), permanent with underlying funding post until 31st December 2027. Job share arrangements may be considered.

The Faculty of Engineering was the first in the UK to be awarded an Athena Silver SWAN Award, in recognition of our commitment to supporting and advancing women’s careers in Engineering (STEMM). You can read more about this initiative at 

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Richard Leach ( Please note that applications made directly to this Email address will not be accepted.

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