[robotics-worldwide] [jobs]Bristol Robotics Laboratory - Marie Curie positions in HRI safety and robot ethics

Sanja Dogramadzi sanja.dogramadzi at brl.ac.uk
Fri Nov 25 02:32:59 PST 2016

Dear colleagues

SOCRATES (Social Cognitive Robotic Agents in The European Society) is a new Marie Skùodowska-Curie European Training Network (ETN) comprising 7 universities/research institutes: Umeå University and Örebro University in Sweden, Universität Hamburg and Fraunhofer IPA, Stuttgart in Germany, CSIC Barcelona in Spain, University West of England, and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. Additional non-academic partners are: Pal Robotics, Adele Robots, Alfred Nobel Science Park, Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP, Center for Digital Innovation, UMINOVA, Asea Brown Boveri, S.A, and Fundació ACE.

We are looking for 2 outstanding and highly motivated individuals to join SOCRATES project in Bristol in two research projects:

1. Robot Interaction Safety Design (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__brl.ac.uk_jobsatbrl.aspx&d=DgIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=u-zq3lDdbx1fSBhxuwvhRIpXz4L2bRf5BrS6wVTPHIA&s=DUkoxLGbgUzxcJ_fpdymUfOgVvrVlTEHd2902KO963E&e= ), vacancy number 1595173
2. Ethical Robot Interaction (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__brl.ac.uk_jobsatbrl.aspx&d=DgIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=u-zq3lDdbx1fSBhxuwvhRIpXz4L2bRf5BrS6wVTPHIA&s=DUkoxLGbgUzxcJ_fpdymUfOgVvrVlTEHd2902KO963E&e= ), vacancy number 1595168

About the position
The positions include a competitive salary for a period of three years full-time research, provided that expected study and research results are achieved. The salary will be based on the standard Marie Skùodowska-Curie Early-Stage Researcher living and mobility allowances. Career exploratory allowance and travel allowances will be available. Expected starting date for the PhD position is 1st of April 2017.

Based in the Bristol Robotic Laboratory, the largest centre for multi-disciplinary robotics research in the UK, this is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team of roboticists, neuropsychologists and business experts.

Admission requirements
Prerequisites include 240 ECTS credits of higher education studies. 60 ECTS have to be on advanced level (Master level). 90 ECTS credits have to be in the area of engineering or computer science. Eligible are also applicants who have acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.

In addition to excellent study results, fluency in written and spoken English is required. Experience in robotics and machine learning are merits, as well as documented relevant programming skills.

To promote mobility, the following rule applies: At the time of recruitment, the applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity in UK for more than 12 months during the last 3 years. Compulsory national service, work in international organisations, and short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

We are looking forward to receiving your application

Dr Sanja Dogramadzi
Associate Professor
Bristol Robotics Laboratory
University of the West of England
Coldharbour Lane, Frenchay
Bristol, UK
tel: +44 117 32 81301
email: sanja.dogramadzi at brl.ac.uk<mailto:sanja.dogramadzi at brl.ac.uk>

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