Manufacturing Control Position - Cambridge

Subject: Manufacturing Control Position - Cambridge
From: Duncan McFarlane (100714.1207@CompuServe.COM)
Date: Sat Jan 04 1997 - 17:56:47 MET

Dear Sir/Madam

I would be very grateful if you could forward this position description to
anyone at your establishment that might be suitable and/or place a copy
on any relevant noticeboards?

With many thanks

Duncan McFarlane

Duncan McFarlane
Manufacturing Engineering Group
Department of Engineering
University of Cambridge
Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RX, UK
tel: +44 1223 338069
tel: +44 1223 338076
email: (W)


           University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering

                         Research Assistantship/Associateship

Applications are invited for a Research Assistantship/Associateship to work
on a new project aimed at examining the application of cooperative agent
methods to manufacturing control systems. The project is a three year
EC funded activity and involves five European industrial and academic
partners. The focus of the project will be on the management of production
changes and disturbances and will involve an assessment of a number
of industrial plants, theoretical development of new tools for distributed
manufacturing control and simulation and trialling of these results.

It is hoped that the successful candidate will have previous experience in
manufacturing or in sectors where distributed system management
is important (e.g. transport, computer networks, power distribution).
Candidates should have a good honours degree and preference will be given
to candidates with a PhD degree in a relevant subject. Knowledge of issues
associated with modelling, scheduling and control of discrete event systems
would be an advantage as would experience in programming with C++ and Matlab.
Finally, an ability to communicate well with both academic and industrial
personnel is essential.

The appointment will be for three years and the closing date for applications
is Monday 27 January. Further particulars and an application form
can be obtained from Dr Duncan McFarlane, Manufacturing Engineering Group,
Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Mill Lane,
Cambridge CB2 1RX. Informal enquiries may also be made to the address above,
or (preferably) by e-mail to

The University follows an equal opportunities policy.

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