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Research Engineer in Bioinspired Vision

University of Sheffield - Department of Computer Science

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £31,866 to £33,797 per annum (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 30th July 2020
Closes: 29th August 2020
Job Ref: UOS026048

Contract Type: Fixed-term until 31st March 2021 with a planned start date of 1st October 2020.

Faculty of Engineering

The Department of Computer Science seeks a Research Engineer in Bioinspired Robotics with the immediate goal of translating research outcomes from our study of insect vision (see Invisible Cues and Brains on Board EPSRC grants) into the design of a novel vision sensor for robots. You will have a PhD (or equivalent industry experience) in a related technical field as well as expertise in hardware design (with a preference for vision sensor and/or optics) and excellent communication skills.

This position is funded by an ESPRC Impact Accelerator Award and will involve both researchers from the University of Sheffield (led by Dr. Mike Mangan), and engineers from recent University of Sheffield spinout company, Opteran Technologies ( Opteran Technologies is commercialising Artificial Intelligence and computer vision technology inspired by nature and has already received funding from the Connecting Capabilities Fund of the British Business Bank to develop demonstrators of their technology. You will join this highly-motivated team focused on achieving ambitious technical goals within a short timeframe.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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