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Research Associate - Mobile Robot Software Developer
Robotics for Extreme Environments Lab, Whitehaven, Cumbria, UK.

Job reference: SAE-016632

Location: Robotics for Extreme Environments Lab, Whitehaven, Cumbria, UK.

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 18/05/2021

Salary: £32,816 to £40,322 per annum (according to relevant experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: 12 months from start date

School / Directorate: School of Engineering

Applications are invited for this exciting opportunity to join The University of Manchester’s Robotics for Extreme Environments Lab (REEL). REEL is a state-of-the-art robotics lab located on the edge of the Lake District National Park, in West Cumbria. The lab is at the forefront of nuclear field robotics and has deployed many robots into nuclear facilities in the UK and internationally. As part of the REEL lab you will work on improving usability of our flagship robotic platform CARMA 2 (CARMA 2 | and engage in its deployment into nuclear facilities.

You will have experience in programming robots using Python or C++ within a ROS architecture. In addition, you will have (or expect to receive shortly) a PhD in computer science, software engineering or a similar discipline, or have equivalent research experience. Experience of programming and working with real robots is essential and you will be required to have a good understanding of relevant sensors and their integration and application. You must be capable of independently completing tasks, but able to communicate well and work as part of a team.

More detailed information about the responsibilities of the post and selection criteria can be found in the ‘Further Particulars’ document attached at the bottom of this advert.

The School of is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointment will be made on merit.

Blended working arrangements may be considered

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: Keir Groves


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

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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