Research Associate – Robotically Deployed Sensors

Glasgow, Glasgow City (GB)
£31,604 - £38,833
10 May 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Associate – Robotically Deployed Sensors (126527)

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering
Department/School: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Salary range: £31,604 - £38,833
FTE: 1.0
Term: Fixed (18 months)
Closing Date: 19 June 2018

The Civil Automation Group, based in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Strathclyde, is seeking to recruit a Research Associate to participate in a research project focused on the robotic deployment of self-sensing cementitious materials using additive manufacturing.

The role will involve the development and characterisation of electrically-conductive skin sensors, deployed using an automated system. You will be responsible for interfacing our sensor printing technology with robotics; the development of sensor power delivery, interrogation and communication systems; and the interpretation of data into indicators of structural health. Scientific publication and dissemination of results will be required, in addition to reporting to industrial stakeholders.

To be considered for the role, you will be educated to a minimum of PhD level in a relevant subject (e.g. physics, electrical engineering, automation, sensor development); or have equivalent relevant experience in addition to a relevant degree. You will have demonstrable capability in the development of sensor electronics, testing and software. You will have a developing ability to conduct individual research work, to disseminate results to academic and non-academic partners and to prepare research proposals. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to present complex information to academic, industrial and lay audiences. You will have the ability to work as part of a team, integrating with existing team members and collaborating effectively with academic and industrial partners.

You will be required to travel to international partner sites for technical meetings and field trials on a regular basis, and as such, applicants must be willing and able to travel.

Whilst not essential for the role, applications are welcomed from candidates with relevant experience in industrial robotic programming, structural health monitoring, materials science, cement chemistry and/or additive manufacturing.

Initial interviews have been scheduled for 20 June 2018.

For informal enquiries, please contact Marcus Perry, Lecturer,   Tel: 0141 548 4942