Reserach Assistant / Associate in Aerial-Aquatic Drones
Imperial College London Department of Aeronautics
United Kingdom

Job summary

Applications are invited for a fully funded position at the Research Assistant / Associate (PostDoc) level within the Aerial Robotics Laboratory at Imperial College London. The project will investigate aerial-aquatic mobility methods for drones within the context of the CASCADE Programme Grant in Aerial Robotics. Main research thrusts will include smart mechanism design, morphing body structures as well as system integration, optimization and...


Job listing information

  • Reference ENG01194
  • Date posted 5 March 2020
  • Closing date 8 April 2020


Key information about the role

  •  
    Location South Kensington Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £35,477 – £47,579 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Aeronautics
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher


Job description

Job summary

Applications are invited for a fully funded position at the Research Assistant / Associate (PostDoc) level within the Aerial Robotics Laboratory at Imperial College London. The project will investigate aerial-aquatic mobility methods for drones within the context of the CASCADE Programme Grant in Aerial Robotics. Main research thrusts will include smart mechanism design, morphing body structures as well as system integration, optimization and testing.

The project will directly benefit from outstanding facilities in Aerial Robotics manufacturing and testing, including a new Vicon equipped flight arena, 13 wind/water tunnels and the rapid prototyping and composite fabrication centre at the Aeronautics Department. The work location will be the central London South Kensington campus next to Hyde Park offering an excellent ecosystem for furtherance of the project and for personal development in a variety of areas.

 

Duties and responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities

  • Conceive, develop and test novel robot prototypes employing new ways of multi-modal mobility using shape-morphing technologies.
  • Contribute to system documentation and the overall maintenance of manufacturing and design tools as well as the robot control infrastructure.
  • Write progress reports and prepare results for publication and dissemination via presentations, scientific papers, outreach activities and public/industrial engagement.
  • Coordinate the collaborative project as a key member of the project management team.
  • Be key member of the research group and perform reasonable tasks related to the furtherance of the project aims and the laboratory as a whole.
  • Supervision of PhD and graduate level student projects. Contribution to teaching and proposal writing is possible.

 

Essential requirements

 

Applicants must have a strong publication record preferably with relevant experience in Aerial Robot prototyping and testing.

Those appointed at Research Associate level

Hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related discipline.

Those appointed at Research Assistant level

Near completion of a PhD (or equivalent) in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related discipline.


Further information

Candidates must complete an online application.

For further details contact: Dr Mirko Kovac (Aeronautics) m.kovac@imperial.ac.uk

For information regarding the recruitment process please contact Lisa Kelly on l.kelly@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk


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