[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Senior Research Fellow: Swarm Robotics

Hart, Emma E.Hart at napier.ac.uk
Wed Aug 24 08:33:19 PDT 2016


            Senior Research Fellow: Swarm Robotics

Fixed term contract for 2 years due to initial funding commitment to set up a Swarm Robotics Laboratory.

Please contact Ben Paechter (b.paechter at napier.ac.uk<mailto:b.paechter at napier.ac.uk>) or Emma Hart (e.hart at napier.ac.uk<mailto:e.hart at napier.ac.uk>) if you have any queries or would like to discuss this position

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About the role

This post is a fixed-term Senior Research Fellow funded by Edinburgh Napier University to support the establishment of a Swarm Robotics Lab.  The new lab will enable the research team to run projects using hardware-based results, building on a successful research portfolio, which to date has relied on using simulation tools, thereby establishing the University at the cutting edge of this exciting and rapidly growing area.

The post-holder will design and lead on research in the Swarm Robotics Laboratory project including identifying and applying for funding, publishing peer-reviewed material, and disseminating as appropriate

You will identify and approach potential project partners and work proactively to collaborate with other researchers both within and out with the University, including participating in and developing external research networks.

You will work closely with the Research Assistant on the project supporting and developing them in their role.

About you

You must have:
• A PhD in a relevant discipline
• Experience of successfully designing and delivering on research projects, securing funding and publishing in peer-reviewed journals
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Excellent ability to work independently and on own initiative, and ability to work in a team.



About Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University is home to forward-thinking people inspired by the world around them. We create and support personalised learning and research opportunities that develop talent and solutions that really work and matter in today’s and tomorrow’s world.

Edinburgh Napier is a truly international University with over 18,000 students from 110 countries. As one of Scotland’s top universities for graduate employability with 95.2% (HESA 2014), this is our testament of commitment to teaching and research. We have ambitious plans to grow in size, shape and further strengthen our academic reputation.

About the School

The School of Computing is active in both teaching and researching across a wide range of specialisms in the field of computing.

This project is based in the Centre for Algorithms, Visualisation and Evolving Systems (CAVES) and seeks to set up and establish a new Swarm-Robotics Centre.  The Laboratory will launch with a new 50-strong robotic swarm.

This is an exciting and rapidly growing area with huge potential for attracting future funding and high-quality publications as well as for developing public engagement activities.


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