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Departmental Lecturer in Robotics

University of Oxford - Oxford Robotics Institute, Department of Engineering Science

Location: Oxford
Salary: £40,792 to £53,174 p.a. (Grade 8).
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th June 2019
Closes: 22nd July 2019
Job Ref: 141206

We are seeking a full-time Departmental Lecturer in Robotics to join Oxford Robotics Institute at the Department of Engineering Science (central Oxford). The post is funded by EU, EPSRC and Industrial funding and is fixed-term for 5 years. 

The main research focus of the role is to lead a team of PDRAs and DPhil students within Oxford Robotics Institute in developing robotics technologies. The postholder will engage in advanced study and academic research, to lecture and teach undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute to the teaching, research, and academic administration of the Department. He/she will lead independent research projects or specific areas of research within a broad programme.

As well as supervising the work of the other team members and managing some of these projects, this job involves helping developing the long-term vision for robotics and autonomous system, asking new research questions and providing both thought and technical leadership. 

We encourage applicants with a strong background in AI areas of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Inference, and Semantic Modelling who can combine these fundamental, symbolic AI methods with modern approaches in Machine Learning/Intelligence in the context of Robot Perception. Strong candidates will also have substantial and proven experience in deploying these AI-based methods on robot systems in real-world applications at scale. Applicants should hold a relevant PhD/DPhil. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Paul Newman using the email address below. 

For more information about working at the Department, see 

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application. 

Only online applications received before 12.00 midday on 22 July 2019 can be considered. 

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology. 

Closing Date: 22-JUL-2019 12:00

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