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Research Assistant – National Centre for Nuclear Robotic - FIXED TERM

School of Computer Science

Location:  Lincoln
Salary:   From £28,331 per annum
This is full time post of 1 FTE, fixed term for 6 months from start date
Closing Date:   Friday 05 March 2021
Interview Date:   Monday 22 March 2021
Reference:  COS813

The University of Lincoln is seeking to appoint a new Research Assistant (RA) to join the EPSRC funded project on National Centre for Nuclear Robotics (NCNR). The RA will contribute to a final demonstration of NCNR project aiming to develop methods for sort and segregation of waste in a hazardous environment. The RA will join the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous System (L-CAS) and have the opportunity to collaborate with a professional team of researchers. We will use state-of-the-art equipment and implement cutting edge algorithms of a robot learning to make the teleoperation experience easier for a human operator. We will have the chance to test our developed technology on different testing scenarios (including Franka Emika robots and Virtuose™ 6D Desktop) with different sensing devices. As part of this role, you will contribute to the project in collaboration with the University of Birmingham, QMUL, BRL. 

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

•    robot grasping and manipulation;

•    robot learning;

•    transfer learning;

•    teleoperation;

•    haptics and tactile sensing;

•    robot control;

•    system integration, including ROS. 

The RA is responsible for conducting research on the project, as directed by the Principal Investigator, and is expected to operate with a significant degree of autonomy. The post holder may be required to help supervise the work of more junior researchers (including interns and undergrad research students).

This post will be fixed term for 6 months with excellent opportunities for ongoing career development and progression. 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.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Dr Amir Ghalamzan (aghalamzanesfahani@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.

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