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Research Fellow in Haptic Guided Mobile Manipulation (Fixed Term)

School of Computer Science

Location:  Lincoln
Salary:   From £33,797 per annum
Please note this is a full-time 1.00 FTE fixed term placement for one year
Closing Date:   Wednesday 04 September 2019
Interview Date:   Monday 23 September 2019
Reference:  COS678

The University of Lincoln is seeking to appoint a new Research Fellow to join a project Haptic Guided Mobile Manipulation (CELLO). This project aims to develop a highly novel haptic guided shared control for mobile manipulation in extreme environments. We will use a state-of-the-art mobile robot developed jointly by Norway University of Science, Saga Robotics and the University of Lincoln as well as 2 Panda robot manufactured by Franka Emika.  This project is part of an EPSRC funded hub on for remote handling and there are many collaboration opportunities within the consortium including the University of Birmingham, University of Bristol, Queen Marry University, University of Lancaster and the University of Edinburgh.

We are looking to recruit a postdoctoral Research Fellow with relevant experience and/or a strong interest in research areas such as:

  • robot grasping and manipulation;
  • motion planning;
  • robot control;
  • haptic;
  • teleoperation;
  • mobile robot navigation;
  • system integration, including ROS. 

The post holder may be required to help supervise the work of some junior researchers. Applicants should have, or expect to soon obtain, a PhD in a relevant area. You must have excellent mathematical and coding skills (C++/Python, ROS). The Research Fellowship offers the opportunity to engage in national collaboration within an ambitious team, to work with state-of-the-art robotic hardware and software, and to benefit from excellent support to produce and disseminate original research contributions in the leading international conferences and journals. This post will be fixed term for one year where the extension will be subject to securing further funding. 

The successful candidate will contribute to the University’s ambition to achieve international recognition as a research intensive institution and will be expected to design, conduct and manage original research in the above subject areas as well contribute to the wider activities of L-CAS. Evidence of authorship of research outputs of international standing is essential, as is the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, including excellent written and spoken communication skills. Opportunities to teach and supervise postgraduate students, including our MSc programme in Robotics and Autonomous Systems, will also be available to outstanding candidates.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Dr Amir Ghalamzan(email:aghalamzanesfahani@lincoln.ac.uk) and Prof. Marc Hanheide (mhanheide@lincoln.ac.uk).

As an institutional Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder we are committed to advancing gender equality in STEM, therefore female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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