Experimental Officer in Robotics

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7087134 (Ref.No. EPSME1059)
Posted: October 14, 2021

Job Description

Are you an enthusiastic and experienced researcher in applied robotic systems? Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge as part of a world class robotics team?  Do you want to design and create robotic systems that will change our lives? 

You will support the development of new remote exploration robots for non-destructive evaluation and condition monitoring of structures in dangerous, hard to reach environments located at height, restricted spaces and on and under water as part of the Real Robotics lab the University of Leeds.  In the Real Robotics lab we create world class robots designed for and deployed in real world scenarios using world class robot fabrication facilities.

In this role you will take a leadership role in the design and integration of robustness for advanced robotic systems.  As well as supporting project partners with Software engineering and hardware design, you will conduct pioneering work on innovative systems integration for robotics, and autonomous control strategies.  Holding both a PhD (or close to completion), and a Bachelors or Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics and Robotics, Computer Science or a related discipline, you will have experience in the programming, design, construction and testing of advanced hardware platforms for robotics.

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

Professor Robert Richardson, School of Mechanical Engineering 

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2156 or Email: R.C.Richardson@leeds.ac.uk

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Mechanical Engineering
Section:  Institute of Design, Robotics and Optimisation
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £34,304 to £40,927 p.a.
Working Time:  37.5 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Fixed term until 31 March 2022 (grant funding))
Release Date:  Wednesday 13 October 2021
Closing Date:  Wednesday 20 October 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  EPSME1059

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