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The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland is a team of world-leading academic researchers, industry experts, and business professionals working together to transform manufacturing in Scotland by working with companies of all sizes from across the manufacturing world.

We’re always looking for the best and brightest talent to join us in breaking down barriers to help manufacturers achieve their full potential.

See below for our current vacancies:

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) is a bold and ambitious industry-centred project to create an international centre of advanced manufacturing expertise and excellence where industry, academia and public-sector support agencies work together to transform skills, productivity and innovation, making Scotland and the UK a global leader in advanced manufacturing.

NMIS will be an industry-led international centre of manufacturing expertise where research, industry and the public sector work together to transform skills, productivity and innovation to attract investment and make Scotland a global leader in advanced manufacturing.

NMIS will be delivered in partnership through Scottish Enterprise. Partners are the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, Scottish Funding Council, Renfrewshire Council and the University of Strathclyde. NMIS is a truly collaborative project, with partners including the Scottish government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, the Scottish Funding Council, Renfrewshire Council and the UK government through the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. The University of Strathclyde is the host University for NMIS, which will link to the wider academic communities in Scotland through the Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering and across the UK High Value Manufacturing Catapult network.

NMIS will encompass a dedicated facility that will house the Manufacturing Skills Academy (MSA), Digital Factory 2050 and the Innovation Collaboratory. Along with this dedicated new facility, existing and developing research centres will also be part of the broader NMIS Group including the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) and the Lightweight Manufacturing Centre (LMC). The posts advertised here will be based in one of these centres.

For more information, visit the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) Website:
https://www.strath.ac.uk/workwithus/nationalmanufacturinginstitutescotland/ or email NMIS-recruitment@strath.ac.uk

For informal enquiries, please contact Mark O'Hare, CR&D Manager, mark.o-hare@strath.ac.uk Tel: 07971 797613

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The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) is an industry-led international centre of manufacturing expertise where industry, academia and the public-sector support bodies work together to transform skills, productivity and innovation making Scotland and the UK a global leader in advanced manufacturing. NMIS will accelerate innovation by enabling manufacturing companies to trial and test new processes, applications and technologies, demonstrate new manufacturing technologies and processes at an earlier stage and encourage supply chain collaboration at the research stage of product development. We will provide access to modern equipment and expertise to support prototyping, testing, and scale-up to industrial production, helping de-risk investment, especially for SMEs.

Following significant investment from various funders, NMIS is required to record and report impact the investment has had on businesses and the economy, and the wider skills landscape in manufacturing. Therefore, NMIS is seeking to recruit an individual to lead on the gathering and management of relevant data in order to assess this impact.

The post holder will be responsible for creating methods and templates for data collection, which align with existing University systems. As well as establishing the systems, the post holder will also lead on the collation, recording, general management, analysing and reporting of all data streams.  This will be to support decisions being taken in the delivery of projects and programmes within NMIS.

This will be achieved by building and managing effective frameworks for data capture, as well as liaising with relevant NMIS colleagues and external clients to fully understand data content.

This role will work with a range of people throughout the organisation, as well as key external stakeholders, and therefore the post holder will need to be highly organised, enjoys working collaboratively as well as a highly effective communicator.

We are looking for an individual who has: 

  • Good attention to detail and can accurately present large and complex data sets.
  • Ability to develop data capture systems to improve and streamline the process for all those involved
  • Capability to interpret data gathered and presented, in order to draw meaningful conclusions
  • Ability to understand key stakeholder requirements, including meeting tight and changing deadlines
  • Ability to build strong relationships with a range of stakeholders
  • Extensive IT skills, especially highly proficient in MS Excel and other data analysis techniques and practices are essential
  • An understanding of the manufacturing landscape is desirable  

Informal enquiries about the post can be Chris Lewis, Head of Programme Delivery christopher.lewis@strath.ac.uk

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The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) is an industry-led international centre of manufacturing expertise where industry, academia and the public-sector support bodies work together to transform skills, productivity and innovation making Scotland and the UK a global leader in advanced manufacturing. NMIS will accelerate innovation by enabling manufacturing companies to trial and test new processes, applications and technologies, demonstrate new manufacturing technologies and processes at an earlier stage and encourage supply chain collaboration at the research stage of product development.

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) through the Manufacturing Skills Academy is expanding online and distance learning provision, particularly through a portfolio of high quality online and blended modules and skills programmes, to a wide range of stakeholders and customers.

To support this, NMIS is seeking to appoint an experienced Learning Technologist, within the NMIS Manufacturing Skills Academy. A good communicator, the successful candidate will guide and support staff in creating and delivering online classes and programmes. An important requirement will be working in close partnership with learning technology, IT and other professional service colleagues throughout NMIS and the University as well as industry and employers.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent with some knowledge of principles of learning and teaching, especially in an online context. You will have a knowledge of course design principles, as well as experience of working in an online environment and of developing activities and content for an online learning environment. You will have produced online learning activities and resources in a variety of formats, working independently and as part of a team.

Your success will be in delivering online, blended and flexible modules and programmes, in line with the NMIS MSA vision and growth strategy.

For informal enquiries please contact Jim Hannigan, Head of Skills Capability, james.hannigan@strath.ac.uk

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