The University of Wolverhampton

Research Associate in Software Development Innovate UK STELLAR Project

Wolverhampton Campus
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Contract Type
Advert Status
31,865- 34,803 pa
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Temporary post until 31st March 2022


Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Research Associate in Software Development. The University of Wolverhampton is making a major strategic investment of £100M to establish a dedicated campus with new facilities for the School of Architecture and Built Environment on a 12 acre city centre brownfield regeneration site as part of the City of Wolverhampton canal-side redevelopment. The School of Architecture and Built Environment is one of five Schools forming the Faculty of Science and Engineering, and is based in the city centre of Wolverhampton. With excellent industrial links, active research programmes and professionally accredited courses, the School is committed to further growing its existing research and consultancy provision.


The School has recently been successful in obtaining the STELLAR project, which is funded through the Innovate UK Transforming UK construction: demonstrator projects. The project involves six partners across the offsite and housing sectors aiming to develop a central virtual 'hub', supporting SME-operated 'spoke' factories near to the point of need. The work undertaken by the University of Wolverhampton within this project will support the technological developments including the development of 3D 'digital twin' factory planning tools and the creation of Parametric Modelling tools for SMEs. More specifically this post will involve the development of technological software solutions to enhance existing software platforms. This will involve the creating integration methods for existing software tools such as DES packages, the development of AI based algorithms to integrate with existing technologies and supporting the generation of digital twins of existing factory/sites.


You must have a Postgraduate degree in a subject related to computer science or computer programming or equivalent. You should have experience of undertaking research and publishing the work in good quality outlets. A proven ability to develop solutions using C# and/or C++ is required and you will have the ability to apply appropriate software development methodologies. Experience of working with Artificial Intelligence (AI) based solutions is also required. Knowledge of software used within the manufacturing or construction sector would be beneficial but not a requirement of the post. A well-established research record would be a distinct advantage, as would experience of working with Small Medium size Enterprises (SMEs).


For informal discussions regarding the post contact the Head of School; Prof Mohammed Arif, (01902 322261, ).

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

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