Chancellor’s Fellow in Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Glasgow City (GB)
05 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
24 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Strathclyde Chancellor’s Fellow in Robotics and Autonomous Systems.

Strathclyde Global Talent Programme

Be bold.  Be innovative.  Be a 'Strathclyder'

We are the University of Strathclyde. Our vision is bold and ground breaking, placing us amongst the world’s leading international technological universities. We are vibrant, dynamic and passionate about solving the challenges facing society and industry through our cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary research, education and knowledge-exchange with global partners.

Through our Strathclyde Global Talent Programme we will recruit up to 60 outstanding academic colleagues – including Strathclyde Chancellor’s Fellows - in areas of strategic importance.  One area of importance is Robotics and Autonomous Systems. 

This multi-disciplinary research area includes research that addresses major challenges in the key areas of Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS). This is emerging as an enabling technology to address many societal and economic challenges, relating to manipulations. It has shown great progress in extreme environments such as space and nuclear.  We seek to address the challenge in increasing the deployment of robotics and autonomous systems, concentrating on applications in advanced manufacturing/production, space, healthcare and hazardous environments/operations needs to be considered. This is a multi-disciplinary field which includes areas such as mechatronics, vision and image computing, artificial intelligence, real-time processing and advanced imaging and sensing.

Normally appointed at Lecturer level, the Fellowship will last for 5 years during which you will be supported to establish your career as a research leader and achieve rapid career progression. Fellows who meet the criteria for promotion by the end of the 5 year period will be transferred to an open-ended ("tenured" equivalent) academic appointment.  You will also benefit from research portfolio growth, reduced teaching load and administrative duties and a range of support.

You will hold a PhD, have postdoctoral research experience, an emerging high quality publications record and research interests which align with our strategic focus.  You must be able to articulate your research vision.

For further details and to apply to be a ‘Strathclyder in Robotics and Autonomous System’, impress us with your bold and innovative research plan at:

Closing Date: Sunday 24 September 2017.