UK: Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Department of Computing and Communication Technologies at Oxford Brookes University

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Starting salary: £24,766, rising annually to £27,047
This is a fixed-term appointment for one year. This may be extended for a further two years subject to funding.

Description: The Department of Computing and Communication Technologies is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral research assistant in robotics to help establish a new cognitive robotics laboratory that is opening in the autumn of 2013. The successful candidate will help to launch new projects on human-robot interaction, autonomous vehicles and bio-inspired robotics. The successful candidate will join a vibrant and ambitious department that is welcoming, supportive and friendly. The department blends excellence in teaching and knowledge transfer with world-leading research in areas that span Computer Science, Media Technology and Communications.

You will be responsible for:

  • the implementation and the day-to-day running of research projects in the Cognitive Robotics Laboratory
  • assisting with the preparation of papers for publication and making presentations at meetings and/or conferences
  • assisting in the preparation of applications for external funding
  • mentoring and supporting other researchers in the Cognitive Robotics Laboratory, for example, students and visitors
  • undertake teaching activities such as tutorials and practicals.

You should have:

  • a PhD or other Postgraduate qualification, or be studying for a PhD in a relevant subject area
  • experience in designing, developing and testing software or hardware for robotic devices
  • a high level of analytical ability and computational skills, including programming and a knowledge of standard robotics software
  • experience of writing up and disseminating research findings
  • ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • good organisational and time management skills.

Ref: 400/18824/AW

Closing date: 2 October 2013

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