[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Mechatronic Research Engineer, Extreme Robotics Lab, Birmingham, UK

Alireza Rastegarpanah a_r_adrex at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 27 07:44:31 PST 2019

*Job Description*
*Start Date:* Starting as early as possible
*Salary:* £30,395.00 /year
*Job Type*: Contract

*Duration of Post:* 3 months (with possibility to extend)

*This position is only available to UK/EU citizens.*

*About Extreme Robotics Lab*

The Birmingham Extreme Robotics Lab (ERL) is Europe’s most prominent
university lab dedicated to extreme environment applications of advanced
robotics and AI. Birmingham’s Extreme Robotics Lab is already market-leading
in many of the components that are needed for the increasing efforts to
roboticise manufacturing operations.

*Job summary*

The engineer assists the team with designing and fabricating the required
tools for robots to accomplish various tasks. In addition, the engineer will
mainly focus on developing smart clothes and wearable technologies which can
monitor the health condition of a user (e.g., patient, soldier, operator
working in a hazardous environment, etc). The health condition of the user
will be monitored using multi sensors embedded in the clothes and
communicates to a microcontroller to transmit data to an Android/iOS

*Education and Experience Requirements*

MSc Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, Robotics, mechanical
Engineering, Computer Engineering or similar field.
Looking for students with experience programming on one or more of the
following platforms: iOS, Android, Linux, Windows, web applications.
Working knowledge of various sensor technologies and their connectivity to
Excellent design skills in Solidworks
Experience in developing Android/iOS mobile applications
Experience with or passion in one or more of the following technical areas:
embedded systems, real time systems, sensors, algorithms, Python, Java,
C/C++, UI design, machine learning, IoT, cloud technologies,
hardware/software integration.
Experience with or desire to build prototypes using platforms such as
Raspberry Pi, Arduino, or other hardware equivalent.
Ability to use off-the-shelf microprocessors to rapidly prototype and
perform initial proofs of concept
Proficient in Communications such as Bluetooth, Socket Server and Rest
Good understanding of C and JAVA programming, especially relating to
microcontroller peripherals and related development tools and processes.
Use laboratory equipment such as oscilloscopes, power supplies, e-loads and
data acquisition systems.
Excellent time management skills
Good written and oral communication skills
Creativity and imagination for product solutions
Excellent problem-solving skills and a hands-on attitude.
Candidate should possess strong personal discipline, history of exhibiting
initiative and creativity, strong written and communication skills, strong
analytical skills, and effective problem-solving ability.

*Benefits of a ERL Research Engineer*

ERL research engineers benefit from gaining work experience in engaging in
real industrial challenges. They are given the opportunity to develop their
skills and apply their knowledge gained through studying. Their involvement
at the forefront of robotic technology gives them a competitive advantage in
the job market.

*Apply for a Research Engineer at ERL*

If you wish to apply for this position, please send an email to Dr Alireza
Rastegarpanah (a.rastegarpanah at bham.ac.uk) with the following information in
PDF format:

A cover letter with your research interests. Please keep to 1 page.
A full Curriculum Vitae (CV).
Two references and/or two letters of recommendation

Dr. Alireza Rastegarpanah, Ph.D., MEng, MIEEE

Faraday Institution Robotic Scientist

Faraday Institution
United Kingdom

Mobile: +44 (0)7429224991
e-mail: a.rastegarpanah at bham.ac.uk
W: www.relib.org.uk

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