Research Fellow in Autonomous Systems for Mobile Robotics

Leeds, United Kingdom
£33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Oct 31, 2019
End of advertisement period
Nov 24, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Are you an enthusiastic and experienced researcher in applied mobile robotic systems? Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge as part of a world class robotics team?  Do you want to design and create robotic systems that will change our lives? 

As part of the £4.2M project “Balancing the impact of City Infrastructure Engineering on Natural systems using Robots” led by Professor Phil Purnell, you will support the development of new robot designs and technologies in three areas: "Perch and Repair", "Perceive and Patch" and "Fire and Forget" using world class robot fabrication facilities. 

In this role you will take a leadership role in the design and implementation of Autonomous Systems for advanced robotic systems for practical demonstrators.  As well as supporting project partners with hardware design, you will conduct pioneering work on innovative electronic systems integration for robotics, autonomous control strategies, communications, and sensing.  Holding both a PhD (or shortly to be awarded), and a Bachelors or Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics and Robotics, or a related discipline, you will have experience in the design construction and test of advanced Autonomous systems including electronic subsystems using industry-standard software and test equipment.

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

Professor Ian Robertson, School of Chemical and Process Engineering

Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 7076 or email:

Further information

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Location:     Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:     Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:     School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Section:     Institute of Robotics, Autonomous Systems and Sensing
Category:     Research
Grade:     Grade 7
Salary:     £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Post Type:     Full Time
Contract Type:     Fixed Term (Until January 2021 (grant funding))
Release Date:     Thursday 24 October 2019
Closing Date:     Sunday 24 November 2019
Downloads:     Candidate Brief

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