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Research Officer or Senior Research Officer

University of Essex - CSEE

Location: Colchester
Salary: £33,966 to £44,263 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th December 2023
Closes: 15th January 2024
Job Ref: REQ08128
 

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The School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE) is a large and vibrant department in the Faculty of Science and Health. The REF ranked CSEE 6th in the UK for Computer Science research power and 100% of its research impact was rated world-leading or internationally excellent. CSEE is internationally known for its research in a range of areas and offers a broad range of degree courses to its students.

About the role and project

A full-time research officer or senior research officer is required to work to conduct research, develop models and experiment, and prepare reports, presentations and research papers to deliver EPSRC funded InTarget project.

The project will be carried out at the Robotics for Under Millimetre Intervention (RUMI) Lab in University of Essex, aiming to develop a targeted drug delivery system through robotically controlled electromagnetic and permanent magnets systems. The RUMI Lab is equipped with diverse robotic arms, advanced electromagnetic systems, and the state-of-the-art 3D printers. The InTarget project is sponsored by EPSRC, and encompasses: 1) Computational modeling of a hybrid magnetic field system; 2) Data analysis and model development; 3) Experimental testing; 4) Preparing presentations, and writing reports, and papers. The ideal candidate should hold a degree in mechanical, electrical, mechatronics, or robotics engineering, with ideally experience in robots control, machine learning, microrobotics, and magnetic-based robotics (experimental skills is plus). The research associate will join the University of Essex team, under the supervision of Dr. Ali Kafash Hoshiar.

Skills and qualifications required

Applicants are expected to hold an MSc (for grade 7) or PhD (for grade 8) in Mechanical, Electrical, Mechatronics, or Robotics Engineering or a closely related discipline or equivalent professional experience. The ideal candidate will have experience in developing and maintaining research resources used within a Department or wider user community external to the Department (examples include household surveys, databases, specialist equipment and infrastructure, software packages and computer models). Applicants are also expected to have a strong publication record (especially for grade 8) in internationally recognised, reputable journals (and other media of similar standing) appropriate to career stage and discipline norms, or evidence of research outputs such as reports and briefings.

Please indicate on your application which post you wish to be considered for.

As part of the process and to be successful you will be required to demonstrate how you your research has been impactful within and beyond the academic sphere, recognising the importance of this and the effect it will have on the University.

The University of Essex is a campus based University and all academic appointments are made with the expectation that you will be present on campus to fulfil the requirements of your position. At the time of a job offer, the possibility of hybrid working, will be discussed and considered on an individual basis, but you will be required to be based within the UK.

Please use the 'Apply' button to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here. Our website http://www.essex.ac.uk contains more information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please email resourcing@essex.ac.uk.

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