Post doctoral Research Fellow Ref: 7282

School/department: Engineering and Informatics/Engineering and Design
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term until 31 March 2024
Reference: 7282
Salary: starting at £34,304 to £40,927 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 22 November 2021
Closing date:  17 December 2021.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: As soon as possible


Job description

The Department of Engineering and Design, University of Sussex invites applications for a postdoctoral Research Fellow position in the field of mechanical design/robotics.

The position is for a fix term of 29 months and it involves a collaborative project with researchers from the University of Tokyo to design and develop a novel variable impedance actuator (VIA) for robotics applications.

The main application of the research is the development of robotic manipulators for decommissioning and dismantling operations at Sellafield and Fukushima nuclear power plants.

Please contact Dr Romeo Glovnea at R.P.Glovnea@sussex.ac.uk, Tel.: 01273 678911 for informal enquiries.

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download the full job description and person specification (reference number 7282) (PDF XKB)

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

This role has been assigned an eligible SOC code and meets the salary requirements for Skilled Worker Sponsorship. Please consult our Skilled Worker Visa information page  for further information about Visa Sponsorship.

Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.

 


How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to enginfrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk  

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.


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