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2 x Research Assistants / Associate Positions in Robotics, Vision and Navigation

Imperial College London - The Hamlyn Centre in association with Department of Computing, Faculty of Engineering

 

Job summary

Applicants are invited to apply for two new vacancies at either Research Assistant (pre-doctoral) or Research Associate (post-doctoral) levels for robotics and navigation. The Hamlyn Centre is internationally renowned for robotics and underpinning technologies in mechatronics, AI, control and human-robot interaction. Focusing on technological innovation but with a strong emphasis on translation and direct societal benefits, the centre is at the forefront of research in imaging, sensing and robotics for addressing real world challenges.

The vacancies are created by a major EPSRC grant on Future AI and Robotics for Space (FAIR-SPACE). It brings together six UK university champions in Robotics and AI (RAI) supported by a significant number of national and international project partners representing major space companies, agencies, research institutions as well as cross-sectorial RAI organizations. FAIR-SPACE’s vision is to establish an international centre of excellence in space RAS that ensures the UK is recognised as a global leader in the field. To achieve this, we will integrate world-class academic and industrial capabilities across the UK behind a series of use-inspired research challenges, addressing UK national priorities in orbital manipulators, autonomous planetary vehicles, and robotic support for manned exploration.

Duties and responsibilities

We are looking for outstanding applicants in any of the following areas of research:

  • Robot manipulation and grasping, as well as mechatronics, control and tactile sensing
  • Robotic vision, augmented reality and real-time navigation

Experience in system integration and practical space deployment would be an advantage. Applicants with strong hands on skills in mechatronics, control, modelling, vision and navigationi are preferred.

Essential requirements

For a Research Assistant level position, you must have a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Physics, Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, or a related discipline. For a Research Associate position, you must have a PhD degree (or equivalent) in related disciplines. You will need to have considerable experience in interdisciplinary research and managing large integrated development projects.

Applicants with strong experience and a proven track record in one or more of the above research areas are encouraged to apply. A high level of analytical and computing skills is required. Preference will be given to applicants with a proven research record and publications in relevant areas. Applicants must excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Further information

In addition to completing the online application, candidates should attach:

  • A full CV
  • A two-page research statement indicating what you see are interesting research issues relating to the above post and why your expertise is relevant.

 For queries regarding the application process contact Jamie Perrins: j.perrins@imperial.ac.uk

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Research Assistant /Associate in Computer Vision and Pervasive Sensing

Imperial College London - The Hamlyn Centre in association with Department of Computing, Faculty of Engineering

 

Job summary

Full time, fixed term appointment up to 30th April 2020

The Hamlyn Centre is dedicated to developing safe, effective and accessible imaging, sensing and robotics technologies that can reshape the future of healthcare. Focusing on technological innovation but with a strong emphasis on clinical translation and direct patient benefit with a global impact, the centre is at the forefront of research in imaging, sensing and robotics for addressing global health challenges associated with demographic, environment, social and economic changes.

We are seeking to hire a researcher to develop an Innovative Passive Dietary Monitoring System, funded by a major Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant.

Duties and responsibilities

The aim of this project is to develop a passive dietary monitoring system for both adults and children living in Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) which will accurately report food and nutritional intake. In particular, through integrating wearable and fixed cameras together with pervasive sensors, the monitoring system will detect and capture eating episodes, classify food types from the camera images, estimate the ingestion volume and deduce the nutrient intake of the individual. The system will be validated in rural and urban settings in two African countries (Kenya and Ghana).

We are looking for outstanding applicants in any of the following areas of research:
• Computer Vision;
• Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning;
• Audio signal processing;
• Wearable and pervasive sensing;
• Technology translation;
• Testing and validation and conducting human studies.

Essential requirements

To apply you must have:
• At Research Assistant level, you must have a Masters degree (or equivalent) in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering or a related discipline.
• At Research Associate level, you must have PhD degree (or equivalent) in related disciplines.
• Considerable experience in interdisciplinary research and managing large collaborative research projects.
• Strong experience and a proven track record in one or more of the above research areas are encouraged to apply.
• A high level of analytical and computing skills is required.
• Preference will be given to applicants with a proven research record and publications in relevant areas.
• Applicants must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Further information

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £33,380 to £35,061 per annum.

For details of the project see: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/hamlyn or email marina.hall@imperial.ac.uk for informal enquiries or background of the project.

Please ensure you have included the following documents:
• A full CV
• A 1-page statement indicating why your expertise is relevant

For queries regarding the application process contact jo.day@imperial.ac.uk

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Research Assistant/Associate in Flexible Access Surgical Robot and Navigation

Imperial College London - The Hamlyn Centre in association with Department of Computing, Faculty of Engineering

 

Job summary

Applicants are invited to apply for this new position at either Research Assistant (pre-doctoral) or Research Associate (post-doctoral) level for medical robot vision and navigation. The Hamlyn Centre is dedicated to developing safe, effective and accessible imaging, sensing and robotics technologies that can reshape the future of healthcare. Focusing on technological innovation but with a strong emphasis on clinical translation and direct patient benefit with a global impact, the centre is at the forefront of research in imaging, sensing and robotics for addressing global health challenges associated with demographic, environment, social and economic changes.

Duties and responsibilities

The vacancy is created for the development of a new surgical robot platform for endoluminal intervention incorporating novel device designs, intelligent cooperative control, force feedback and motion scaling, as well as real-time 3D navigation. The project builds on our strong partnership with industry aiming to develop the next generation surgical robot technologies that are safe, effective, and accessible to general NHS populations.

We are looking for outstanding applicants in any of the following areas of research:

  • Medical robotics, particularly mechatronics design, fabrication for continuum (snake) robots
  • Control, manipulation and learning from demonstration for robot assisted intervention;
  • Surgical vision and navigation including 3D tracking, navigation and control

The position is for 2 years initially and experience in system integration and practical clinical/in vivo deployment would be an advantage.

Essential requirements

For a Research Assistant level position, you must have a Masters degree (or equivalent) in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry/Biochemistry, or a related discipline. For a Research Associate position, you must have a PhD degree (or equivalent) in related disciplines. You will need to have considerable experience in interdisciplinary research and managing large integrated development projects.

Applicants with strong experience and a proven track record in one or more of the above research areas are encouraged to apply. A high level of analytical and computing skills is required. Preference will be given to applicants with a proven research record and publications in relevant areas. Applicants must be fluent in English. The position is based at the South Kensington campus.

For details of the project see: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/hamlyn

Further information

In addition to completing the online application, candidates should attach: 

  • A full CV
  • A two-page research statement indicating what you see are interesting research issues relating to the above post and why your expertise is relevant.

 For queries regarding the application process contact Jamie Perrins: j.perrins@imperial.ac.uk

Documents

Apply

Supported by the Hamlyn Endowment Fund and research grants from our funding bodies and industrial partners, we are always interested in providing positions for talented researchers in imaging, sensing and robotics. The Centre aims to attract the brightest students from around the world, drawn by the unique opportunities offered within the Centre’s multidisciplinary environment and state-of-the-art facilities.

In addition to the job opportunities advertised for specific research projects, we also support applicants for the following fellowships to work within the centre:

Please contact Miss Raphaele Raupp (r.raupp@imperial.ac.uk) if you want to discuss specific details about any of the fellowships listed above.