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Research Assistant on Mobile Robotics: Enabling a Pervasive Technology of the Future (Post 2)

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 quantitative verification and synthesis under the direction of Professor Marta Kwiatkowska. 

You will be developing novel quantitative verification, strategy synthesis and software synthesis techniques, with application to autonomous driving, personal transport and space robotics. 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, Maths, or a related field. The primary selection criteria include excellent knowledge of two or more of: quantitative/probabilistic modelling, quantitative verification, game theory and controller synthesis; a proven track record of relevant publications, and ability and willingness to participate in the development of experimental software. 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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