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Research Assistant or Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Queen Mary University of London - School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Location: London
Salary: £32,087 to £45,479 per annum inclusive of London Allowance.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th October 2021
Closes: 24th October 2021
Job Ref: QMUL26307

About the Role

This is an exciting industrial project funded by Innovate UK. The post will be focused on developing energy management system for simple manoeuvring of small marine boats powered by H2-fuelled Free-Piston Electric Generator.

About You

For the RA post, knowledge and experience in model-based control development and reinforcement learning are required as well as experience with dSPACE hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulators. It is essential to have a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science. Experience with modelling the marine vessels and maneuvering would be desirable for this post.

For the PDRA role you must have PhD degree in Electrical Engineering with a focus on control engineering and power engineering, or with a focus on reinforcement learning. Experience in model-based control development and dSPACE hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulators is essential. Relevant experience in reinforcement learning, or reinforcement learning-based model predictive control, is also required for this role.

About the School

This post is within the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), which is an exciting and dynamic environment with a reputation for excellence in both research and teaching. We are well known for our pioneering research and pride ourselves on our world-class projects. We are 11th in the UK for quality of computer science research (REF 2014) and 6th in the UK for quality of electronic engineering research (REF 2014). Our academics undertake world-leading research in a lively and supportive research community.

About Queen Mary

Ranked in the top 10 in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, Queen Mary University of London, is one of the UK's leading research-intensive higher education institutions, delivering world class education and knowledge transfer across a wide range of subjects in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Medicine & Dentistry and Science & Engineering.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum, a season ticket loan scheme, staff networks and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is full time (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment for 5 months or until 30 March 22 (whichever is shorter), with a possibility of further extension. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £32,087 – £33,824 per annum for the RA post. The starting salary range will be Grade 4/5 £34,733 - £45,479 per annum for the PDRA post, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to (Dr Kamyar Mehran) at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 6123.

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button.

The closing date for applications is 24 October 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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