Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Intelligent Robotics), UK

Research Associate/Research Fellow at University of Nottingham, UK

Sheffield Hallam University is seeking a highly motivated Post-Doctoral Research Fellow to work on the EPSRC project I’M-ACTIVE Intelligent Multimodal Assessment and Coaching Through Identification of Vulnerabilities in older people. The successful candidate will work in a multidisciplinary collaboration led by Sheffield Hallam University, with other partner institutions Loughborough University and Nottingham Trent University, and healthcare experts and stakeholders’ representatives. The project aims to design a smart integrated system that can provide continuous tailored support to older adults to achieve and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

Summary Table:

  • Designation: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
  • Research Area: Intelligent Robotics
  • Location: Sheffield
  • Salary: £36,386 to £40,931 per annum, dependent on experience (Fixed term for 18 months) (Grade 7)
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Placed On: 24th February 2023
  • Closes: 19th March 2023
  • Job Ref: 094668

Eligibility/Qualification: The candidate should have a PhD degree in Robotics, Computer Science, or related fields, with experience in intelligent social robotics, computer vision, and multimodal interfaces.

Job Description: The successful candidate will work under the mentorship of Prof. Di Nuovo and will be responsible for conducting responsible research in intelligent social robotics to assist people health and wellbeing. The main duties and responsibilities include:

  • Conducting independent research in developing and integrating computer vision techniques and multimodal interfaces into small robots to detect activities of daily living at home and interact with users.
  • Carrying out robotic experiments, assisting with data collection, and performing quantitative analysis of the technology performance.
  • Developing and maintaining open-source software and preparing high-quality scientific outputs.
  • Collaborating with partner institutions to integrate with ambient intelligence and sensor fusion and support the implementation of field studies with human participants and public engagement events.

How to Apply: Applicants are required to submit a CV, covering letter, and research statement (maximum two pages) outlining their research background and interests, experience, and how they meet the criteria outlined in the person specification. Applications should be submitted through the Sheffield Hallam University’s online application system.

Last Date for Apply: 19 March 2023

Sheffield Hallam University welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, pregnancy and maternity, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status. The University may be able to sponsor the employment of international applicants in this role, subject to specific factors. The University offers a diverse range of benefits and opportunities to pursue a rewarding and fulfilling career in a supportive environment.



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