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Research Associate

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Recruiter: University of Manchester
Listed on: 16th October 2019
Location: Manchester
Salary/Rate: £32816 - £40322
Salary Notes: dependent on relevant experience
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP

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Research Associate in Robotics and Intelligent Automation
£32,816 - £40,322 per annum (dependent on relevant experience)
Term - 1 January 2020 until 31 December 2021
Robotics in industrial environments and for automation of high precision processes is entering a new stage due to the significant development of mechanical, mechatronic and algorithmic intelligence combined with the growing availability of real-time computational resources. New actuation and sensing systems have led to the evolution of robotic arms, e.g. the KUKA LBR iiwa, and its use in real-time human guided / interaction based operation.
We are looking for a highly motivated researcher to join the team of roboticists at Manchester. The researcher will be working on the development and subsequent control of novel robotic systems at high technology readiness level, specifically in the nuclear energy sector, supporting also the recent UKRI funded research project RAIN (ROBOTICS AND AI IN NUCLEAR).
The researcher will be cooperating with roboticists experts across the University of Manchester, with various external universities (e.g. Universities of Bristol, Oxford, Sheffield, Liverpool, and Nottingham) and with robotics specialists from RACE, Oxford (Remote Applications in Challenging Environments). The researcher will be based in the Sackville Street Building of the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Manchester. This project will be led by Professor Guido Herrmann.
Preferably, you must hold a PhD degree (or about to finish a PhD) in Mechatronics, Robotics or a similar discipline. You must have practical experience in the development and assessment of new actuator and sensor systems, in the system integration of sensors and actuators (hardware and software) for robotics and high-precision devices, in embedded programming for control implementation and relevant implementation systems, in industrial communication, in the development, design and implementation of controllers at high Technology Readiness Level and in handling complex experimental problems. You must have excellent interpersonal skills, work effectively in a team and have experience of preparing and delivering presentations, reports and journal papers to the highest standards.
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Closing date: 14 November 2019 at midnight.
 The School of is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women's careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointment will be made on merit.