The principal purpose of the job will be to develop research outputs, the attraction of research income, and progress towards the establishment of an international research profile in the field of in Computational Intelligence and Cognitive Robotics, whilst also developing skills as a lecturer (initially 10% time, rising to 20% maximum by the end of the contract) at undergraduate and/or post-graduate level
A thorough understanding of both new and standard research techniques and methods within the field of robotics and assistive technologies in healthcare related environments. Expertise and understanding of current technological developments, and the deployment of techniques and technology for research into robotics for health and wellbeing and computational intelligence techniques. Be familiar with current research developments in the field of robotics (mobile, social, empathetic) and ambient assisted living. Ability to transfer this knowledge of current developments into research activity. Knowledge of research and funding opportunities. Expertise in relevant software and IT. Good interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate material of a specialist or highly technical nature orally, in writing and electronically, either in presentations to peers or through lectures, tutorials or laboratory-based practical sessions. Ability to analyse and interpret research data and draw conclusions on the outcomes. Ability to deal with complex problems which may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines. Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team. Good organisational skills. Significant relevant work experience in a research environment, utilising both new and standard research methods and techniques. Publication of peer reviewed research in appropriate high quality journals etc. and presented work at conferences. A track record of high quality publications appropriate to the career stage of the applicant, to include a minimum of three journal publication of a standard equivalent to UK REF 3 in the last 5 years. Experience of securing/applying for income to support research activity Undergraduate degree and PhD in a numerate discipline, preferably computer science, electronic engineering, robotics and control, software engineering, or equivalent experience
Independent Research Fellowship: Computational Intelligence and Cognitive Robotics Job Reference : 05493 Location : Clifton Campus Closing Date : 16/09/2018 Salary : Grade H (£32,548 - £36,613 p.a.) Department : College of Science and Technology School/Section : School of Science & Technology Post Ref : S4298 Get Directions The Department of Computing and Technology seeks a fellow with expertise which complements our current strengths in Computational Intelligence and Cognitive Robotics . Our aim is to provide the most promising early career academics with a first step into an independent research career leading to a permanent academic position. Join us now on a 4-year Research Fellow contract, to be followed by transfer to a permanent lectureship (Transfer will be subject to the post-holder reaching required performance targets during the period of the Fellowship). Although Fellows will be independent, they will be expected to work in very close collaboration with a project team and a Principal Investigator, who will assist in directing the work programme, acting as a mentor and providing advice and guidance. The fellowship will be for up to 4 years duration, during which you will have protected research time and regular performance reviews. Opportunity will be provided to apply for up to £15K/annum to cover research costs (consumables, travel/collaboration, publication, IP costs etc.). You will be expected also to apply for external funding, including for fellowship, and to conduct your own research to support the production of high quality outputs suitable for submission to the B11 Unit of Assessment of REF2021. There are many applications and areas on which the research could focus, and this very much depends on the knowledge, skills and interest of the researcher. For example there are applications in the areas of the assistive environment, robots for healthcare, cognitive robotics, education etc. The Computing and Technology team have access to commercial robots such Aldebaran Nao, Baxter, Pepper, Double and Pioneer 3-DX. Our researchers have used Nao robots in recent EU projects and other robots have been used in many other research projects. We welcome applications from exceptional UK-based or international candidates with a track record of high impact research, an accelerating research trajectory, and a commitment to the academic endeavour of the University. Applicants should submit a CV and a detailed 4-year research plan, which includes plans for securing external funding. Closing date: 16 Septemder 2018 For initial informal enquiries please contact either Professor Ahmad Lotfi, Head of Computational Intelligence and Applications research group ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Professor Anne James, Head of Computing and Technology department ( email@example.com ). Successful applicants will usually be appointed to the base of the advertised salary grade, except in justifiable circumstances. Applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered alongside other applications. For further information on this please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website. S4298 - Person Specification S4298 - Job Description
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