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Research Assistant/Associate

University of Glasgow

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £28,660 - £32,236 / £35,210 - £39,610
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 4th January 2019
Closes: 4th February 2019
Job Ref: 024053

Job Purpose

You will contribute to a project (Predictive Haptic Coding Devices In Next Generation interfaces (PH-CODING)) working with Professor Ravinder Dahiya, (Bendable Electronics and Sensing Technologies (BEST) Group). The PH-CODING project will develop the next generation ultra-intuitive user interfaces based on the main scientific hypothesis that any haptic interaction involves a very large number of widespread skin sensors whose signals have a relationship that is intrinsically modulated by the contact with the environment and the skin mechanics. In this regard, the project will design and fabricate a soft artificial eSKIN based on bendable electronics integrating a variety of micro-/nano-sensors, with the capacity to ‘perceive’ multi-dimensional user input. Carried out by leading neuroscience, nanotechnology and robotics groups and an SME at the forefront of haptics technology, this ground-breaking research will usher a new generation of passive and active devices enabling human-like, robust and rich interaction with objects, devices and robots.

Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in flexible electronics, soft robotics, tactile sensing and electronic skin. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 6/7, £28,660 - £32,236 / £35,210 - £39,610 per annum.

There are two posts available which are full-time at 35 hours per week. Funding is available until December 2021.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

Vacancy reference: 024053; Closing date: 4 February 2019.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

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