Research Assistant in Textile Production Scheduling and Planning

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7081541 (Ref.No. AHCDE1121)
Posted: July 23, 2021

Job Description

Please note this vacancy is only open to employees currently working in the School of Design at the University of Leeds.

Are you a researcher with proven abilities to carry out research in artificial intelligence? Are you able to use your expertise to develop software that can calculate an optimised 12 month production plan for all areas of a Textile Mill based on many known constraints?

The School of Design is a highly ranked department with a vibrant research culture and a commitment to excellence in teaching. You will join an experienced, innovative and diverse team and will be actively involved in research. Leeds University Business School (LUBS) is a leading, full-service business school, regularly world ranked by the Financial Times, QS and The Economist, and LUBS is one of a small number of schools worldwide to be triple accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS, as well as a top ten business and management research institution, according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

As a Research Assistant in Textile Production Scheduling and Planning, you will be a part of the wider Future Fashion Factory project. The Future Fashion Factory creative R&D partnership is a £5.4 million programme of ambitious research and development funded by the Industrial Strategy Challenge fund via the Creative Industries Cluster Programme that seeks to create the world’s first designer-led, digitally enabled creative design and technical innovation platform for high value, luxury goods.

You will have a Bachelor/Master degree in textile production, manufacturing management, operations and supply chain management or related subject or a related subject.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Ningtao Mao (School of Design)

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3792


Professor Chee Yew Wong (Leeds University Business School)

Tel: +44(0)113 343 7945


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  School of Design
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,511 to £32,817 p.a. or p.a. pro rata
Post Type:  Full Time/Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (For 4.5 months 100% FTE or 9 months 50% FTE)
Release Date:  Wednesday 21 July 2021
Closing Date:  Sunday 01 August 2021
Reference:  AHCDE1121

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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