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Maritime Safety Research CentreKnowledge Exchange Assistant

Knowledge Exchange Assistant
Adaptation of Industry 4.0 Model to the Naval Sector 

The MSRC is seeking to appoint a Grade 6 Knowledge Exchange Assistant to support delivery of its recently awarded IN 4.0 – Adaptation of Industry 4.0 Model to the Naval Sector - project, funded by Interreg Atlantic Area, European Regional Development Fund. The role is focused on the management of the IN 4.0 work packages allocated to MSRC (organisation of meetings, symposia, teleconferences, teaching modules and other activities related to the dissemination of the 4.0 technologies in the maritime sector).

As a Knowledge Exchange Assistant, you will assist in the delivery of knowledge exchange activities as part of a team, within an established knowledge exchange /research programme/s under the general supervision of senior colleagues. You will assist in initial research through conducting literature reviews, gathering information and collating findings. You will be expected to write up the results of your knowledge exchange activities and contribute to the production of relevant reports and publications. Under the guidance of the senior colleagues, you will liaise directly with external partners to provide support with the terms of the programme. You will also input as a team member to administrative activities and assist where required with relevant research and teaching activities.

To be considered for the role, you will be educated to a minimum of Degree level in a relevant Engineering subject such as Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or similar discipline. You will have good knowledge of the research methods for marine systems engineering and in the design principles in Industry 4.0. You will have knowledge of appropriate knowledge exchange and research methods, have an ability to plan and prioritise your own workload, with general supervision, and you will have an ability to work within a team environment. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences.