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Research Assistant in Automated Vehicle Programming

Coventry University

Location: Coventry
Salary: £30,487 to £33,966
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th June 2024
Closes: 25th June 2024
Job Ref: 1991

Our Mission

Coventry University Group is a global education group with a mission of Creating Better Futures. Driven by our passion and belief that through education, equity, and innovation our students, people, and communities are empowered to transform their lives and the world around them. Our people are the key to our success and each role within the group plays a key role in shaping the world around us.

Building on the University’s success in REF 2021; we continue to increase the scale and quality of our Research to enable us to address global economic and societal challenges and deliver high quality Transdisciplinary and challenge-led Research.

The Research Centre for Future Transport and Cities and its Translational Impact Centre for Connected and Autonomous Automotive Research is at the forefront of mobility innovation in a rapidly changing technology-enabled world. We see major disruption in the transport sector due to the arrival of future technology such as connected and automated mobility and vehicle electrification. As a result of this, the way in which people, goods and services moves is changing dramatically and we are guiding that change.

The Role

We are seeking a Research Assistant in Automated Vehicle Programming to join The Research Centre for Future Transport and Cities (FTC). You will be responsible for conducting impactful Research within FTC for 7 month to help us program out Streetdrone drive by wire vehicle as part of an InnovateUK funded work project. You may be required to participate in the supervision of Undergraduate and Postgraduate students across the Coventry University Group.

Qualifications Required

A degree or equivalent in the relevant area of research or engineering allowing you to program in ROS and automated vehicle.

Our Successful Candidate

You will have a strong programming background and research interest in line with the priorities of the research centre and within its focus on automated and autonomous vehicles.

The Benefits

As a staff member of Coventry University, you will have access to a wide range of industry leading rewards and benefits which includes:

  • Excellent Employers Pension Contribution
  • 30 days Annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • New Holiday Purchase Scheme up to 5 additional days
  • BUPA Cash Plan
  • 50% off Tuition Fee’s for staff dependants
  • CU Reward Scheme – Discounts across a range of High Street/ Online Retailers
  • New Electric Car Scheme
  • Cycle To work scheme

Our Culture

As a global Education Group, equality, diversity, and inclusion are embedded within the fabric of our organisation and are a key focus of our core values. We harness the power and potential of the diverse cultures, backgrounds, abilities, and experiences of our students, colleagues, and partners to create opportunities for all.

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