The University of Wolverhampton

Research Associate in Software Development

Wolverhampton Campus
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Contract Type
Advert Status
31,865 - 34,803 pa
Closing Date
Job Reference

European Union


Temporary post until 31st December 2021


We are seeking a Research Associate to bring advanced software development skills to the new Construction Futures Research Centre 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 Associate 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 contact Matt Mellors – Project Manager, (01902 321871,

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

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