Research Associate/Fellow in Mechatronics/Robotics for In-Situ Repair and Maintenance University of Nottingham, Department of Engineering

Research Associate/Fellow in Mechatronics/Robotics for In-Situ Repair and Maintenance

 

Reference
ENG167817
Closing Date
Friday, 7th July 2017
Job Type
Research
Department
Engineering
Salary
£26052 to £38183 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £29301 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Applications are invited for the above post within the Rolls-Royce Manufacturing and On-Wing

 

University Technology Centre (see: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/utc)in the Faculty of Engineering. The Faculty has an excellent international reputation for high quality theoretical and experimental research funded by EPSRC, DTI, EU and manufacturing industry.

 

The person appointed will work in the area of robot system development, focusing on research projects for Rolls-Royce plc. Specifically, this research will focus on robot design, kinematic analysis and developing control strategies for in-situ repair and maintenance work in constrained and hazardous environments. In this role the candidate will be at the forefront of research that offers significant technological challenge and innovation, with an aim to improving quality in robotics applications within Rolls-Royce plc and its suppliers. As a result, this position offers the opportunity for close collaboration with industrial partners (Rolls-Royce plc). The opportunity to participate in some teaching activities is available for those wishing to pursue an academic career.

 

Candidates must possess a good knowledge of design, kinematic analysis, actuation solutions related to mechatronics/robotics and demonstrate strong evidence of developing their own software (in MATLAB, C++ and/or LabVIEW) to control such systems. Previous expertise in developing customised robotic systems (e.g. for manipulation/surveillance) would be preferable.

 

Apart from being capable to conduct research on projects with minimum of supervision, good communication, presentation/reporting and publishing skills are required for the person appointed to effectively interact with international academic and industrial partners involved with the UTC.

 

Candidates must possess a good first degree in mechatronics/mechanical engineering or related disciplines, and preferably a PhD degree in mechatronics/robotics.

 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. D Axinte, tel: +44 (0)115 951 4117 or email: dragos.axinte@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

 

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


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