|Salary:||£38,308 to £46,155|
|Placed On:||9th February 2023|
|Closes:||23rd February 2023|
The UCL Department of Computer Science (UCL-CS) is a global leader in experimental computer science research. The Research Excellence Framework (REF), which assesses the quality of research in UK higher education institutes, ranked us top in its most recent evaluation, with 96% of our research as internationally excellent and 61% found to be world leading. Our approach emphasises methodological rigour and reductibility, determining our strategy and underpinning our research education.
About the role
The Multi-Sensory Devices (MSD) group is an interdisciplinary research group with a core interest in creating new forms of interactive multisensory user experiences through the development and exploitation of novel sensor and actuator technology. We are a full-stack research group combining physical and social sciences with prototyping, electronic control, computational fabrication, perceptual research, and experience design. The MSD group consists of several PhD students and postdoctoral staff exploring research at the intersection of these disciplines. Our academic staff bring together disciplinary backgrounds like physics, communication sciences, psychology, computer graphics, and robotic engineering.
We are looking for a post-doc in the field of holography, especially with expertise in neural holography, distributed algorithms and acoustic field manipulation, to help us deliver Objectives 3-4, and working closely with the rest of the team on Objectives 1-2. Following this, the researcher will help design advanced multi-robot algorithms based on distributed holography techniques. Each robot will be equipped with an ultrasound device, by adjusting the positions of the robots and the frequency of the soundwave, they can work collaboratively to accomplish many tasks, such as levitation. Distributed mechanism should be considered in the protocol design such that only neighbouring information is required for the multi-robot team to achieve cooperation. It is anticipated that delivering these objectives will also require some experience to deal with real robotic platforms including wheeled mobile robots and/or unmanned aerial vehicles, e.g., integrate sensors, controller, and communication networks.
What we offer
As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents we also offer some great benefits some of which are below:
- 41 Days holiday (including 27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days)
- Hybrid Working
- Final Salary Pension Scheme
- Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan
- On-Site nursery
- On-site gym
- Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
- Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service Discounted medical insurance
Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women. You can read more about our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion here : https://www.ucl.ac.uk/equality-diversity-inclusion/
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