Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor in Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing

Queen's University Belfast - School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EEECS)

We seek highly qualified candidates to build and grow innovative, mission-led research programmes which make significant contributions in tackling real-world problems, including Global Challenges highlighted by Queen’s, by identifying and enabling new forms of interdisciplinary research and education. This recruitment is central to our ambitious expansion plans, part of major investment from the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, helping us deliver against Queen’s Vision2020 and beyond.

You will join the recently established Pioneer Research Programme (PRP) in Intelligent Autonomous Manufacturing Systems hosted by the Energy, Power and Intelligent Control (EPIC) research cluster in the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. This PRP is run in conjunction with academics from the Schools of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Psychology, and Mathematics & Physics.

Your experience of bridging the gap between theory and application in areas such as industry 4.0, collaborative robotics, cobotics, design and control of hybrid and parallel manipulators, robotics for hazardous environments, or control technology for energy efficiency and waste heat recovery, will be instrumental in allowing you to contribute at a senior level to this developing programme. We are particularly interested in applicants who can contribute strongly in the areas of cognitive robotics and flexible autonomous systems, distributed intelligence and networked control, or real-time embedded systems and control, and who have a track record of engaging with industry.

You will inspire students and facilitate motivational learning, supported by world-class teaching and research facilities, and will work with engineering and commercial teams to translate your research to real-world impact.

Queen’s ranks in the top 1% of Universities worldwide and first in the UK for intellectual property commercialisation. Dedicated to achieving excellence in research and innovation, and to advancing initiatives which positively impact society, Queen’s is also a member of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK research-intensive universities and is 4th in the UK for Electronics and Electrical Engineering.

Queen’s is well established as a leading university for promoting good employment practice, offering excellent terms and conditions, a substantial starting package, a wide range of benefits and facilities, and a family friendly working environment. The School holds an Investors in People accreditation, a Health and Wellbeing Good Practice Award, and a Silver Athena SWAN Award.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Dimitrios S. Nikolopoulos, Head of School of EEECS, email:

Anticipated interview date: February 2017
Salary scales: Senior Lecturer/Reader: £49,772 - £63,008 per annum (including contribution points).
Professor salary will be determined in accordance with the Professorial ranges as applied within the University.

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The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from women as females are underrepresented within this area.