Robotics Experimental Officer
Robotics for Extreme Environments Laboratory, Cumbria
£32,816 - £40,322 per annum, depending on relevant experience
The Robotics for Extreme Environments Group (REEG) is a world-leading multi-disciplinary research group within the University of Manchester’s School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Specialists in developing engineering solutions for the application of robots in challenging settings, we work closely with the University’s Dalton Cumbrian Facility (DCF), contributing to its nuclear engineering decommissioning research programme. The University is the largest nuclear research institute in the UK with the DCF providing state-of-the-art irradiation test facilities. We have strong links with Sellafield Ltd, the NDA, the National Nuclear Laboratory and the UK nuclear supply chain.
As Robotics Experimental Officer, you will provide experimental and technical support to the ongoing research activities based at REEL, including supporting the delivery of the National Nuclear User Facility for Hot Robotics. You’ll support robotics demonstrations and conduct maintenance on robotics equipment such as vision tracking systems, mobile robots and robot manipulators. You will also operate basic workshop equipment for robot development, and train researchers in its use. Expect to be actively involved in the development and implementation of technical specifications for the REEL building, including its rig hall space.
You will have (or expect to shortly receive) a PhD in electronic and electrical engineering, mechatronic engineering or a related discipline, or have equivalent experience. In addition you will have practical experience of developing robotic systems and system integration (mechanical, electrical and software). Demonstrable experience of using and maintaining basic workshop equipment is required. You will also have excellent analytical and IT skills (for example, MATLAB and LINUX).
Blended working arrangements may be considered.
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Closing date: 3 May 2021.
As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.