Research Assistant / Associate in Multi-Robot Systems

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

Research Assistant £26,715 - £30,942 or Research Associate £32,816 - £40,322


Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available up to 1 year in the first instance with the possibility of extension.


We are seeking a Research Associate in Multi-Robot Systems, to join the Prorok Lab in the Department of Computer Science and Technology, at the University of Cambridge, UK.


The candidate will develop novel algorithms for path coordination/formation-control in multi-vehicle systems. The goals of this project are to design algorithms that are resilient to a wide variety of disruptions (faults, adversaries, non-cooperation). The project will explore learning-based approaches, and involve experimentation on a fleet of 1:18-scale vehicles.


There will be opportunities to work in collaborative projects with other universities and industry. The candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute to teaching and outreach activities.


Applicants should contact Dr Amanda Prorok for further information:



Candidates should have a PhD (or be very close to submitting) and a strong publication record in robotics. The ideal candidate should be familiar with multi-robot systems, have excellent programming skills, and experience in methods for trajectory planning, optimization, and/or reinforcement learning. Good communication, presentation and management skills are desirable.


Appointment at research associate level is dependent on having a PhD or having equivalent skills and experience through non-academic routes. Where a PhD has yet to be awarded appointment will initially be made as a research assistant and amended to research associate when the PhD is awarded.


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You will need to upload a full curriculum vitae (CV), cover letter, a brief research statement, two key publications and contact information of at least three references. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.


Please quote reference NR21402 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


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