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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL24763

Department: School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science
Salary: £34,220 - £40,194 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL24763
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 06-Apr-2021
Closing date: 06-May-2021

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About the Role

You will become a part of a research team lead by Dr Ildar Farkhatdinov (the Centre for Advanced Robotics at Queen Mary) working on physical human-robot interaction and assistive robotics. You will be involved in mechatronic design and control of assistive posture and balance support systems for supernumerary robotic limbs. The project is funded by the UK EPSRC and will be conducted in collaboration with colleagues from the QMUL Medical School, Imperial College London, and industrial partners: Ocado Technologies, Shadow Robot, Adept Ergonomics.

About You

You must have a PhD in Computer Science, Electric/Electronic Engineering (or related field) and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You should have substantial knowledge in robot design, control and mechatronics, along with experience with robotic hardware. A good understanding of human-robot interaction control theory and human ergonomics/biomechanics would be an advantage.

About the School of EECS

As a multidisciplinary School, we are well known for our pioneering research and pride ourselves on our world-class projects. We are 11th in the UK for quality of computer science research (REF 2014) and 6th in the UK for quality of electronic engineering research (REF 2014).

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

We embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum, a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 30 months, with an expected start date of July 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £34,220 - £40,194 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We have policies to support our staff throughout their careers, including arrangements for those who wish to work flexibly or on a job share basis, and we provide support for those returning from long-term absence. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented (BAME) groups, and from women in all stages of life, including pregnancy and maternity leave.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Ildar Farkhatdinov at Details about the School can be found at

Candidates are kindly requested to upload documents totaling no more than 10 pages; certificates, references and research papers should not be provided at this stage.

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The closing date for applications is 6th May 2021. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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