[robotics-worldwide] Research Associate/Fellow in Advanced Mechatronics/Robotics- The University of Nottingham, UK. Closing DateThursday, 28th July 2011

Florence Drouvin Florence.Drouvin at nottingham.ac.uk
Fri Jul 1 02:26:08 PDT 2011

Applications are invited for the above post within the Machining and Condition Monitoring - MCM - Research Group (see: http://www.mcm.nottingham.ac.uk) in the Division of Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering. The Department has an excellent international reputation for high quality theoretical and experimental research funded by EPSRC, DTI, EU and manufacturing industry.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced graduate/postgraduate to play a leading role in a challenging European (FP7) project, i.e. Miniaturised Robotic systems for holistic in-situ Repair and maintenance works in restrained and hazardous environments (MiRoR) that the MCM Group is Coordinating as well as other spin-out projects on intelligent mechatronics that industrial end-users have expressed their interest.

Working in close collaboration with internationally leading partners from both academia and industry, MiROR aims to research and demonstrate a very novel concept of miniaturized robotised machines able to perform in-situ repair/maintenance works within complex/intricate industrial installations. The achievement of these research goals is underpinned by the preliminary work that the MCM group has been doing in recent years with Rolls-Royce (also a partner in MiRoR) in the area of tooling for in-situ repairs of dense installations (see press release: http://profeng.com/features/on-the-spot).
Candidates must possess a good first degree in mechatronics/mechanical engineering or related disciplines, and preferably a PhD degree in mechatronics/robotics. They must also possess a good knowledge of designing, kinematic analysis, actuation solutions related to mechatronics/robotics and demonstrate strong evidence of developing their own software (in Matlab, C++) to control such systems. Previous expertise in developing customised robotic systems (e.g. for manipulation/surveillance) would be preferable. Apart from being capable to lead the research work on the MiRoR project, good communication, presentation/reporting and publishing skills are required for the person appointed to effectively interact with the international academic and industrial partners involved in this demanding European research project. In addition to carrying out MiRoR project work, the researcher will benefit from exposure to internationally leading industrial companies that are interested in the results of this project and willing to collaborate on spin-put individual projects.

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

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