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Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Morphological Computation

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University of Bristol

Job number: ACAD102513
Division/School: Merchant Venturers' School of Engineering
Contract type: Open ended contract staff
Working pattern: Full time
Salary: £32,004 - £36,001

Based in the world leading research team in Morphological Computation within the Department of Engineering Mathematics at the University of Bristol this is an exciting opportunity to join a strong team developing novel vibration and flow sensor technologies inspired by the computational capabilities of spidersí webs.

You will work within a highly interdisciplinary Research Project funded by the Leverhulme Trust. In close collaboration with our partner Oxford University you will develop, build and evaluate sensor prototypes. You will use biological data from naturally spun webs, insights from mathematical models and simulation results to derive innovative technologies for applications in flow and vibration measurements.

You will play a pivotal role in the project by actively helping to shape the research collaboration between Bristol and Oxford and to disseminate the results in high impact journals, media and the wider public.

You will have at least a first degree or equivalent and preferably a PhD in Robotics/Mechanical Engineering/Electrical Engineering (or closely related discipline) and substantial experience in building robot prototypes and experimental setups. Furthermore, we are looking for candidates that a proactive, highly creative, well organised, and excited to work interdisciplinary.

This post is offered on a full time, open ended contract with funding for up to 2.5 years.

The University of Bristol is committed to equality and we value the diversity of our staff and students.

Informal enquiries can be made to:
Project leader Helmut Hauser (

To apply, please click here.

Closing date for applications: 16 April 2017.

It is anticipated that interviews will take place shortly after the closing date.

Status: Research Scientist
Location: Bristol, UNITED KINGDOM
Advert Published: 14 Mar 2017
Expiry date: 13 May 2017
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