Experimental Officer in Control Engineering

Closing Date : 27/11/2017
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : Available from March/April 2018 for 36 months
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
School/Directorate : School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Division : Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Hours Per week : Full Time
Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum
Location : Sackville Street, Manchester
Job Reference : S&E-10904

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral Experimental Officer specialised in real-time Control Engineering experiments involving physical hardware-in-the-loop. Experience with mechatronic motion control or robotic platforms will be an asset. 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).

Suitable candidates will have a PhD degree in a relevant practical area of Control Engineering and will have hands-on practical experience with designing and building mechatronic motion control or robotic hardware and instrumenting in-house purpose-built physical laboratory test rigs with actuators and sensors. Suitable applicants will be skilled in using dSPACE and National Instruments data acquisition systems for real-time control experiments involving physical mechatronic hardware-in-the-loop; skilled in Matlab, Simulink, C++ and Labview programming in a control systems context; and skilled in utilising microcontrollers for real-time control experiments involving physical motion control hardware-in-the-loop.

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

Email: Alexander.Lanzon@manchester.ac.uk

General enquiries:

Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:

Email: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk

Tel: 0161 850 2004

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

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