[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher robotics posts available at the University of Salford

Dawson Laura Marie L.M.Dawson at salford.ac.uk
Thu Sep 25 08:22:09 PDT 2014

Dear all,

The Centre for Autonomous Systems and Advanced Robotics at the University of Salford is currently advertising three PhD posts as part of a Marie Curie ITN, SMART-E (Sustainable Manufacturing through Advanced Robotics Training in Europe). Please share this information with any promising candidates interested in undertaking a robotics PhD in the UK; successful candidates would be expected to begin the programme before November this year.

SMART-E, led by the University of Salford, is a training network to prepare the next generation of leading Advanced Roboticists to secure a Sustainable Manufacturing (SMART-E) sector in Europe. It will train 13 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) and 2 Experienced Researchers (ERs) and develop a leading European doctoral training programme, sustainable beyond the network's duration.

The SMART-E combines state-of-the-art techniques and utilizes innovative technologies in new or lesser known areas involving a team consisting of experts in Embodied intelligence, Soft Robotics, Compliant Robotics, Smart materials, Safety and Human machine interaction, logistics robotics experts, and leading manufacturers and automation in aerospace and food R&D companies. The team is supported by a number of additional leading Universities, research laboratories and industries as associated partners.

The two remaining posts at Salford are: 

Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher: Mathematical Modelling for a Self-Healing Robotic Cell (Maintenance Robot) (https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?SID=amNvZGU9MTM5NTAzNCZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT05MTkmb3duZXI9NTAzNjMyOCZvd25lcnR5cGU9ZmFpciZicmFuZF9pZD0wJnBvc3RpbmdfY29kZT0yMjQmcmVxc2lnPTE0MTE2MzQ3NzUtMGI4NzA5YzA3ZTBmZGRkOGFkM2QxNTNlYWJhNWIwNDc3Y2FmODc0Mg==)


Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher: Cognitive multi-agents systems framework for reconfigurable systems (https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?SID=amNvZGU9MTM5NDk3MCZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT05MTkmb3duZXI9NTAzNjMyOCZvd25lcnR5cGU9ZmFpciZicmFuZF9pZD0wJnBvc3RpbmdfY29kZT0yMjQmcmVxc2lnPTE0MTE2NTgzNjctNmY5OTRlOTk1OGJiMWE4MTEyMDMwNjAzZDkyMzQxZWI3NTc3MzViNA==)

Successful candidates will be employed by the University of Salford for three years on a salary of c. £38,000 per year, and registered for a PhD at the University, working on one of these two projects. A full training programme will be put together for the cohort of Marie Curie research fellows, as well as secondments with industry and European academic partners.  

Please note the specific eligibility criteria for Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher posts. To be eligible, any candidate must simultaneously fulfil the following criteria at the time of recruitment: 

a)            Nationality: The candidate may be of any nationality. 
b)            Mobility: At the time of recruitment, the candidate must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her recruitment under the project. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account. 
c)            Qualifications and research experience: At the time of recruitment, the candidate must be eligible to embark on doctorate degree; however they must not have yet been awarded a doctorate degree; and they must not have had more than 4 year of full time professional research experience. 
d)            English language proficiency.

We would urge all applicants to apply by 9 October (the deadline for the reconfigurable systems post is 9 October, and for the mathematical models post is 21 October).

For further information, please feel free to contact me.


Laura Dawson
Project Manager |  Research Centre for Autonomous Systems and Robotics
G15 Newton Building, University of Salford, Salford M5 4WT
l.m.dawson at salford.ac.uk | www.salford.ac.uk

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