[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Research Fellow position at the University of Leeds

Mehmet Dogar m.r.dogar at leeds.ac.uk
Thu Jul 11 09:08:36 PDT 2019

Dear colleagues,

*Research Fellow in bioinformed design and control of autonomous inspection

We are looking for a postdoc with an interest in biorobotics to work on an
interdisciplinary project on embodied control. The postdoc will be part of
newly established Pipebots project (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__pipebots.ac.uk&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rStC00sfV_qVWqlcnmGhKrRoTMim5rLso-FTzVW2NfNyo&m=Bin5a3di_QhI_bB3XwXqpoe_aLV07GyvvwgM9W9ZcMk&s=xe9bgtD7pd30x3IE1GM9HLF_9WZPazkYmaJbNt7ppck&e= ) and will be
supervised by Professor Netta Cohen (neural and robot control) and Dr Mehmet
Dogar (robotics) at the University of Leeds.

The position is part of a £7.2M project to build swarms of small inspection
robots to live and operate autonomously in our city’s underground pipe
networks. This post focuses on deriving and implementing robust principles
adaptive, embodied control. You will design, analyse, implement and test
biologically informed control algorithms for locomotion, navigation and
inspection tasks, both in simulation platforms and in hardware.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a strong track record
adaptive behavior and/or biorobotics. The applicant should have a PhD in
Computer Science, Robotics or a related field by the start of the post.
Experience is required in a relevant area of biological modeling such as
adaptive behavior, computational neuroscience or computational ethology,
excellent programming skills for simulation modeling, robotic control and
analysis, as is a willingness to work in an interdisciplinary team.

You will have the opportunity to engage with a vibrant robotics group in the
School of Computing, with partners in Leeds and elsewhere on our sister
Self Repairing Cities (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__selfrepairingcities.com&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rStC00sfV_qVWqlcnmGhKrRoTMim5rLso-FTzVW2NfNyo&m=Bin5a3di_QhI_bB3XwXqpoe_aLV07GyvvwgM9W9ZcMk&s=xjBSqxX8D6bx14l8YVaTLMlg-1WH6f3rCRDQCDyyzbo&e= ), with Robotics at
– a University-wide interdisciplinary research network
(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__robotics.leeds.ac.uk&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rStC00sfV_qVWqlcnmGhKrRoTMim5rLso-FTzVW2NfNyo&m=Bin5a3di_QhI_bB3XwXqpoe_aLV07GyvvwgM9W9ZcMk&s=gW1AC1eDoNf6g6ugR87fP3WA7tulvV3xTxZyJlpn5K8&e= ) and you will have access to high performance
computing facilities and to the world class EPSRC National Facility for
Fabrication at Leeds.

Informal inquiries and full applications should be sent to Netta Cohen
n.cohen at leeds.ac.uk

Full details of the position and how to apply can be found on:

The application deadline is 23 July, 2019

The Faculty of Engineering is proud to have been awarded the Athena Swan
Award from the Equality Challenge Unit, the national body that promotes
equality in the higher education sector in the UK. We promote a culture of
mutual respect, where everybody feels welcome and equally supported to
their full potential. We encourage applications from women and
groups. For more information, please contact n.cohen at leeds.ac.uk (Athena
Swan Champion for the School of Computing).

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