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Robotic Systems Engineer (KTP Associate)

The University of Manchester - Science & Engineering

Location: Harwell, Manchester
Salary: £32,236 to £39,609 per annum (according to relevant experience)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 15th March 2019
Closes: 15th April 2019
Job Ref: S&E-13323

Job Reference: S&E-13323
Location: Harwell, Oxfordshire
Closing Date: 15/04/2019
Salary: £32,236 to £39,609 per annum (according to relevant experience)
Employment Type: Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit: Science & Engineering
Hours Per week: Full Time
Contract Duration: ASAP until 1 January 2021

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious graduate with the ability and confidence to manage a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project with Nuvia.  

The University of Manchester and Nuvia are looking to recruit a robotic systems engineer to undertake this 24 month project which has an overall aim of developing, embedding and exploiting advanced autonomous and automated radiation monitoring robotic technology for health physics surveys within the nuclear sector.  

The position will provide the successful candidate with a unique opportunity to work with a world leading company and internationally renowned research group in robotics based at The University of Manchester to develop a novel technology for nuclear health physics. 

Candidates will require a recently-obtained minimum of a 2:1 degree (or equivalent) in Mechatronics/Electrical/Electronic Engineering and a PhD in robotics or related discipline.

This post is funded through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) award, a UK Government scheme intended to promote sustained and mutually beneficial relationships between universities and industry. 

Based at Nuvia, Harwell, the successful candidate will work directly with supervisors from both the University and Nuvia and will use the facilities and resources of both organisations

The successful candidate will need to meet all requirements of Security Check clearance within three months

The School 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. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Andy Weightman


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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