Job reference: SAE-020781
Location: Whitehaven, Cumbria
Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 11/04/2023
Salary: £44,414 to £66,890 per annum, depending on relevant experience
Employment type: Permanent
Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering
Division: Department of Mechanical, Aero & Civ Eng
Hours Per Week: Full Time
Contract Duration: From as soon as possible
School / Directorate: School of Engineering
The University of Manchester has recently established the Manchester Centre for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence and is a recognised lead in the development of robots for extreme environments, particularly nuclear. Building on this, the University is making a strategic investment in robotic systems and related technologies in Cumbria. This investment is linked to the Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Collaboration (RAICo), which is a joint programme involving the UK Atomic Energy Authority, Sellafield Ltd, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and the University of Manchester. RAICo has its base in the state-of-the-art RAICo One facility, which is located in Whitehaven, Cumbria.
Applications are welcome in any area of robotics that can support the UK’s nuclear decommissioning challenges, in particular robotic design, low and high-level robotic systems (control, communications, mission planning, sensing and situational awareness, etc), software engineering, artificial intelligence, safety systems, cyber security, human-robot-interaction (HRI) and digital technologies (digital twins, data analysis, etc). You are expected to be interested in building your career by contributing to RAICo and exploring collaboration opportunities with the other RAICo partners, as well as other research groups located around the UK and internationally.
You will be located in Whitehaven, Cumbria, but will belong to a large community of robotics and artificial intelligence researchers across the School of Engineering. The School has also recently established the Centre for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, which includes more than 100 research staff from across the Departments of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering and Computer Science, as well as staff located in other Faculties. The University takes pride in its ability to collaborate seamlessly across its Departments, Schools and Faculties.
As a Manchester staff member, you will have access to outstanding students and interns. You will have funding to recruit a postdoctoral research associate, a PhD student and a start-up travel and consumables budget. You will also have access to the extensive range of equipment, including large scale manipulators, mobile robots (wheeled, legged, aerial and aquatic vehicles) and mock-up facilities that are available within RAICo.
The School of Engineering is a leading research institution, and values exceptional researchers. You will be expected to publish to the highest standards, secure external research funding, pursue real-world impact, and contribute to the PhD training programmes within the School. The School also values exceptional teachers and you will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and learning on the Manchester campus. In particular you will be expected to contribute towards the new Robotics MSc that has been established within the School. This will require regular travel between Cumbria and the Manchester campus.
Information about the robotics work at the University of Manchester can be found at: https://uomrobotics.com and https://www.robotics.manchester.ac.uk.
The School/Department is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School/Department holds a Bronze Award for their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff to achieve a god work-life balance. We positively welcome applications from women for this post. All appointments will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit: http://www.mace.manchester.ac.uk/about-us/athena-swan/
As this role involves research at a postgraduate level, applicants who are not an EEA national or a national of an exempt country and who will require sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route of the UK Visas and Immigration’s (UKVI) Points Based System in order to take up the role, will be required to apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) Certificate and will need to obtain this prior to making any official visa application UKVI)
Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here
Blended working arrangements may be considered
Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.
Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Professor Barry Lennox
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.
|Salary:||£44,414 to £66,890 per annum, depending on relevant experience|
|Placed On:||23rd March 2023|
|Closes:||11th April 2023|
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