Join the team that is exploring the art of the possible for future drone applications
A postdoctoral Research Associate position is available for an outstanding research engineer in Aerial Robotics. You will work as part of a dynamic team of five UK universities and over twenty industrial partners and organisations as part of the five-year EPSRC funded CASCADE project (cascadeuav.com). The goal of this project is to promote and accelerate the widespread adoption of drones for commercial and scientific uses. The University of Manchester is responsible for leading the Scalability work package within CASCADE, where Scalability is the ability to exploit and manage massively increased numbers of UAVs and associated service infrastructure. The goal is to understand how increased scale can be used to increase value to end users whilst achieving acceptable levels of safety and minimising negative impacts to society and the environment. Manchester is also delivering case studies on rapid response drones and final mile drone delivery. We adopt a mixed approach of physical and agent based modelling and physical flight trials.
You should be academically qualified or have equivalent experience in a relevant engineering discipline area such as aerospace, electrical engineering or computer science.
. The ability to work with hardware and software as well as more theoretical concepts is important, and it is expected that you will have some prior practical research experience of autonomous vehicle technologies and simulation. You should be creative and motivated, and capable of developing your own research ideas, publishing high quality research, and leading a small research team.
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The department is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointments will be made on merit. For further information, please visit: http://www.mace.manchester.ac.uk/about-us/athena-swan/
Blended working arrangements may be considered
Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.
Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Bill Crowther
Tel: 0161 850 2004
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.
Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.