The University of Wolverhampton

Research Assistant in Software Development

Wolverhampton Campus, Springfield Campus
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Contract Type
Advert Status
27,831 - 30,395 pa
Closing Date
Job Reference

European Union


Temporary post until 31st December 2021


We are seeking a Research Assistant to bring software development skills to the new Sustainability and Construction Futures project that is based within the School of Architecture and the Built Environment in Wolverhampton. This is a £1.4million ERDF contract that will support the development of a research hub around Construction Futures expertise, while supporting 35 SME's in the Black Country by offering access to university knowledge and expertise through working with academics and researchers on collaborative projects.


The Construction Futures Centre will engage in collaborations to bring the latest technologies to SME's including digital simulation expertise to test the latest ideas and concepts around offsite construction, offsite manufacture, factory layout, modular design and construction etc.

Ideally you will have a Masters level award in computer science/computer programming or similar.

You must be able to demonstrate programming skills in C# and/or C++, the ability to implement software modelling approaches such as UML, and the ability to work with API tools to develop software plugins. Any knowledge of BIM/CAD software used in the construction sector would be an advantage.


The Research Assistant will support work on digital collaborations that could include: 

• Developing bespoke plugins for existing BIM and Manufacturing simulation software,
• Creating integration methods for existing software tools
• Generating new software to support the implementation of digital construction methods with offsite construction


You will be part of a small team working across the broader Construction Futures agenda. You will need excellent communication skills, the ability to manage and plan your research independently, and be able to produce reports for both internal and external clients.


With 23,000 students, the University holds an excellent quality teaching profile, with a strong performance in third stream income generation and a world class research excellence profile. The university holds a strong track record of working with regional, national and international businesses, and this project is part of a collective group of ERDF funded projects that supports business growth across the Black Country and beyond.


For informal discussions regarding the post please contact Dr David Heesom, 01902 322724 or email uk 

The University of Wolverhampton values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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