[AISWorld] Recruitment of Research Associates/Fellow and a PGR student in smart manufacturing and semantics

Nikolay Mehandjiev mehandjiev at gmail.com
Wed Oct 12 05:58:31 EDT 2016

The Business Informatics (formerly Service Systems) research group at the
Alliance Manchester Business School is recruiting two Post-Doc scientists
and a PhD student.

The post-doctoral positions are until 30th September 2019, the PhD student
is for three years starting as soon as possible. The recruits will join a
vibrant and growing group at the heart of Alliance Manchester Business
School’s research in digital business and data semantics, covering the
theoretical foundations and technology underpinnings of contemporary topics
such as Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics and Intelligent
Mobility.  Group members conduct research in smart manufacturing and
supporting flexible collaboration between suppliers, semantics for
information management and data analytics for big data sets, information
systems and information systems engineering,  modelling and analysis of
business systems and business process modelling.  We are engaged in
collaborative research projects with blue chip companies such as Airbus, BT,
CISCO and IBM at local, European and global level, having attracted recent
funding of over £3m from a number of different sources including the EC
H2020 programme.

Two Post-Doctoral Research Associates /Research Fellow:  These are fixed
term positions starting as soon as possible and finishing on 30th September
2016, salary range is £30,738 to £47,801 per annum depending on
qualification and experience.  The recruits will work on the newly funded
H2020 project DIGICOR (www.digicor-project.eu) .  Coordinated by Airbus
Innovations Group, DIGICOR is set to deliver a smart platform for dynamic
supply chain management coordinating suppliers and customers in the new
global context of smart industry. One of the appointments will be at a
senior level with a proven track record of publication in leading
peer-reviewed academic journals in the area of enterprise information
systems. The second appointment will have excellent software development and
formalisation skills in Java and XML-based markup languages, ideally with
knowledge of ontologies and semantics. The positions are now advertised on
and http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AOQ296/research-fellow-in-smart-manufacturing/
with a closing date of 16th October and interviews before end of October

A PhD studentship is also available on topics linked to smart supply chain
management and Industry 4.0.  The candidate will contribute to DIGICOR and
will receive around £15k maintenance scholarship plus up to £11k
remuneration for their contribution to DIGICOR.  At present both components
are tax-free. The candidates will have excellent academic credentials and
some experience in conducting research at MSc level. The  successful
candidate will demonstrate promise to conduct world-class research, strong
conceptualisation abilities and motivation to commit to a 3-years of
postgraduate research.   

For an informal discussion about any of these posts, please contact
Professor Nikolay Mehandjiev, Head of Division,  email:  n.mehandjiev at
manchester.ac.uk  as soon as possible.   Group description is available at

Dr Nikolay Mehandjiev | Professor of Enterprise Information Systems | Head
of the Management Sciences and Marketing Division Alliance Manchester
Business School | The University of Manchester | Room 3.24 MBS West | Booth
Street West | Manchester M15 6PB |

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