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Lecturer in Robotics - QMUL13348

Department: School of Engineering & Materials Science
Salary: £40865 to £50881 (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL13348
Date posted: 08-Dec-2017
Closing date: 22-Jan-2018

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The School of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London invites applications from scholars of international distinction for appointments at the rank of Lecturer in the field of Robotics.

Queen Mary University of London is one of the world’s leading universities (in the top one percent of universities in the world according to the Times Higher Education). It has an impressive reputation for academic excellence across the humanities, social sciences, law, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering. The School is highly regarded as one of the top engineering departments in the UK.

The successful candidate must have an undergraduate and postgraduate degree and/or relevant professional qualification and/or equivalent professional experience, together with a clear international profile and reputation for excellence. An outstanding record of publications with demonstrable impact in the field, and a well-established academic network are essential requirements. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute significantly to the development of the School’s research strategies, to be active in attracting research income and to play a full role in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

We are seeking to appoint in an area of robotics especially where applied to real-world problems. This includes (but is not limited to) robotics for extreme environments, soft robotics, sensor technology for robot manipulators, human-robot interaction, intelligent object manipulation, and medical robotics. The successful candidate will have an excellent research profile in their area of expertise. Over time, the appointee will be expected to develop his or her own independent research platform within the School.

The successful candidate will be expected to actively contribute to a recently-funded, multi-partner EPSRC project “National Centre for Nuclear Robotics”. This project is a multi-million collaboration between QMUL, University of Birmingham, University of Bristol, University of the West of England, Lancaster University, University of Lincoln, University of Essex and University of Edinburgh. The QMUL lead of this project is Professor Kaspar Althoefer.

The post is full time, permanent appointment, with an expected start date of 1 February 2018. Starting salary will be in the range of £40865 to £50881 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof Kaspar Althoefer at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 3419.

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The closing date for applications is 22 January 2018. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

The School of Engineering & Materials Science and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science

The School of Engineering and Material Science holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award and is a registered member of WISE.   We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support for the attendance of conferences. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN and the WISE principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

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