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Lecturer in Aerial Robotics

University of Leeds - Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences - School of Mechanical Engineering - Institute of Design, Robotics and Optimisation

Location: Leeds
Salary: £45,585 to £54,395 per annum (Grade 8)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th December 2023
Closes: 7th January 2024
Job Ref: EPSME1150

Are you an experienced researcher and educator looking for your next opportunity? Do you have a strong research background and a vision to build your career in one of the UK’s leading universities? Are you passionate about delivering an exceptional student experience and contributing to our School’s academic excellence? 

We are looking for an outstanding candidate to join our team and contribute to the excellent research and teaching activities in the School of Mechanical Engineering. You will play a key role in the delivery of our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Mechanical Engineering and build research activity complementary to School and University research strengths. 

The recruitment of this post forms part of an ongoing process of investment in the School of Mechanical Engineering that has generated continuing growth in staff and student numbers. As part of this strategy, we are seeking to strengthen our research and education in the area of aerial robotics. Strong candidates in other areas are encouraged to apply as well.

The School is established as one of the world leaders in applied robotics for inspection and repair – with a current grant portfolio over £10M. Your research will contribute to the Institute of Design, Robotics and Optimisation at the University of Leeds in the area of Aerial Robotics.

You will be able to demonstrate a strong track record of high-quality publications in relevant research areas and have a clear vision of your research direction and how you will develop your research activities through external funding. 

Passionate about educating the next generation of engineers and research leaders, you will have the ability to deliver high quality student education in the areas of aerial robotics, including their design, operation and regulatory requirements and systems integration (i.e. flight controls, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, fuel, avionics and navigation systems).

You will demonstrate excellent team working skills with an ability to work in a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary team and possess excellent communication skills. Working in a supportive and successful environment you will contribute to the School’s international research and teaching reputation of the School of Mechanical Engineering.

Please read the ‘How to Apply’ section in the Candidate Brief on what documents to include as part of your online application.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Neil W. Bressloff, Head of the School of Mechanical Engineering

Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 6812 or email: N.Bressloff@leeds.ac.uk

Location: Leeds - Main Campus

Working time: 37.5 hours per week

Contract type: Ongoing

Interview date: To be confirmed

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