[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] 2 postdoc positions in multi-robot systems (University of Sheffield)

Roderich Gross r.gross at sheffield.ac.uk
Fri Dec 6 07:00:35 PST 2019

Two posts: Postdoctoral Researcher (Research Associate) in Multi-Robot
Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, The University of
Salary: Grade 7, GBP 31,866 - GBP 33,797 per annum
Contract Type: Fixed-term for 5 months to start as soon as possible.
Closing Date: 13th December 2019

Are you a talented and ambitious roboticist with experience in multi-robot
systems (for example collaborative teams, networked robots, distributed
autonomous systems, or swarms)? Are you looking forward to an exciting
opportunity to identify and analyse the most significant theories and
practical insights of your field?

We are recruiting two Research Associates for the "Multi-Robot Systems"
project, which seeks to develop a comprehensive review of the rapidly
growing field of multi-robot systems, the trends through time in
capability, and possible barriers to developments. The project, led by Dr
Roderich Gross, is funded by DSTL, a Government agency of the United
Kingdom. It will offer a rigorous analysis of the most significant
theoretical and practical findings of the field. It will be broad in scope
(i.e. not limited to specific applications). Its results may be released
into the public domain in full or condensed form.

You will work within the Department of Automatic Control and Systems
Engineering at the University of Sheffield (a world top 100 university).
The department has been ranked 3rd in the UK in "General Engineering"
according to the most recent REF 2014 assessment. You will join the Natural
Robotics Lab (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__naturalrobotics.group.shef.ac.uk&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=i-04GMhxCzFG6KtoHExkYRDbjhsqLsaQYO4KRq0Wbxo&s=p3qgSo2N86wordg5mD9SO7IyygSsR2Wb5T_atB2twOM&e= ) and Sheffield
Robotics (www.sheffieldrobotics.ac.uk).

You will have a PhD (or be close to completion) in robotics or a related
discipline. You will bring extensive experience in studying multi-robot
systems, for example, algorithm design, formal analysis, simulation,
prototyping, or experimentation. The role requires a high degree of
autonomy, and includes considerable scope for creativity.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit
the individual and University.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK.
The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a
generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to
a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and
professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from
across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to
greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater
impact through research, teaching and student experience.

More information:
Job reference number: UOS024561

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