Postdoctoral Research Associate at Durham University: Join Durham University’s Department of Computer Science as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bio-Hybrid Robotics Design. This exciting opportunity involves working on the EU-funded RoboRoyale project, which aims to develop a system combining micro-robotic, biological, and machine learning technologies to support the well-being of honeybee queens. The successful candidate will be responsible for micro-robotic design, hardware development, programming, and the development of multi-agent controllers. This position is full-time and fixed-term for 36 months.
Designation: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Research Area: Bio-Hybrid Robotics Design
Location: Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom
- A good first degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, or a related subject.
- A PhD (or be close to submission) in Robotics, Mechatronics, Electronics, or a related subject.
- Strong experience in conducting high-quality academic research in micro-robotic design, hardware development, and control in real-world robotic applications.
- Demonstrated experience of mechanical design using standard CAD software.
- Demonstrated experience of software development background, especially in low-level microcontrollers.
- Experience in programming languages such as C++, Python, ROS, etc.
- Strong theoretical and practical background in mathematical modelling.
- Demonstrated ability to write material of a quality commensurate with publication in highly-ranked journals, evidenced by a publication record.
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bio-Hybrid Robotics Design (Job Number: 23000770)
The Postdoctoral Research Associate will have the following responsibilities:
- Conduct individual and collaborative research projects under the direction of the Principal Investigator or Grant-holder.
- Design novel mechanisms for a micro-robot system, with a focus on the social behavior of honeybees.
- Understand and convey highly technical material to the team through presentations and discussions, leading to the presentation of research papers in conferences and publications.
- Prepare and deliver presentations on research outputs/activities to various audiences.
- Publish high-quality outputs, including papers for submission to peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
- Assist in the development of research objectives and proposals.
- Collaborate with the Principal Investigator, colleagues, and external partners to identify areas for research, develop new research methods, and extend the research portfolio.
- Manage own research activity, resources, and contribute to the planning of research projects.
- Deliver training in research techniques/approaches and assist in student supervision.
- Foster a collegial and respectful working environment that is inclusive and welcoming.
- Engage in wider citizenship to support the department and wider discipline.
- Engage in continuing professional development through participation in teaching programs, departmental committees, relevant training, and development courses.
How to Apply: For informal enquiries, please contact Dr. Farshad Arvin at email@example.com. To apply, please submit your application online via the Durham University Vacancies Site at https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/. Provide details of three (preferably academic/research) referees and your current line manager for employment reference.
Applications are particularly welcome from women and candidates from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, as they are under-represented in academic posts at the University.
Please submit the following documents:
- A CV (maximum 4 pages)
- A 1-page covering letter detailing your experience, strengths, and potential in the requirements set out above.
Last Date for Apply: 14-Jun-2023, 7:59:00 AM
Please note that the assessment process will include a formal interview and a technical interview. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview in July 2023.