Research Associate in Control Systems

Job Reference : S&E-10901
Location : Sackville Street, Manchester
Closing Date : 27/11/2017
Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : Available from March/April 2018 for 36 months

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral Research Associate position to conduct research on an emerging area of robust control theory, known as negative imaginary systems theory. The appointee will work under the direction of Prof Alexander Lanzon, who holds the Chair in Control Engineering at the University of Manchester, on delivering the objectives of a research grant awarded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

The main goal of this research project is to develop new fundamental control theory for the robust feedback control of negative imaginary systems and, in collaboration with other members within the research team, to experimentally demonstrate the newly developed control theory on benchmark applications.

Suitable candidates will have a PhD degree in a relevant area of Control Systems and will have demonstrable potential for performing challenging leading-edge research at an international level. Strong mathematical and control theory skills are required for this post.

This position will provide you with an ideal opportunity to build strong research credentials which are important for a future career in academic research.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

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: Professor Alexander Lanzon


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

Further Particulars


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.