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Research Assistant on Mobile Robotics: Enabling a Pervasive Technology of the Future (Post 1)

Posted: 17th February 2015

Department of Computer Science, Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford.
Research Assistant on Mobile Robotics:
Enabling a Pervasive Technology of the Future
Fixed-term for up to 2.5 years
Grade 7: £30,434 - £37,394 p.a.

An opportunity for a full-time Research Assistant has arisen to work on “Mobile Robotics: Enabling a Pervasive Technology of the Future”, a 5 year collaborative project between Profs. Paul Newman and Ingmar Posner (Oxford’s Engineering Science) and Prof. Niki Trigoni and Prof. Marta Kwiatkowska (Oxford’s Computer Science). The post is in the area of sensor networks under the direction of Prof. Niki Trigoni.

You will be developing novel robotic and human positioning and navigation systems in GPS-denied environments. More information about research activities of the partners of the Programme Grant can be found here:  

You should have a PhD (or be very close to completion) in Computer Science or a closely related field. The primary selection criteria include specialist knowledge positioning and navigation algorithms for humans/robots, background in Bayesian State Estimation techniques and proven track record of relevant publications. Please include a supporting statement which summarises how you would contribute to the project with your application.

The post, which is a full-time appointment funded by EPSRC, is available from 1 March 2015 for up to 2.5 years, and has a salary on the University grade 07S scale (currently £30,434 to £37,394 p.a.). This includes membership of the University Superannuation Scheme (USS) and has an annual leave entitlement of 38 days per year (inclusive of all public holidays and university closed periods).

 Interviews are expected to be held on 25-26 March 2015.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 18 March 2015.

For further details and to apply please visit:   

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