Research Associate in Robotics / Control

Imperial College London Department of Bioengineering

United Kingdom

Job summary

A Research Associate position has become available in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London within the Human Robotics group of Dr Etienne Burdet. You will contribute to projects in Neuroscience and Robotics, carrying out research at the interface of these fields. Some of the group’s current projects are described at: http://www.bg.ic.ac.uk/research/e.burdet The project title for the research to be undertaken is...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG01297
  • Date posted 22 May 2020
  • Closing date 21 June 2020

Key information about the role

  • Location White City Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £40,215 – £45,615 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Bioengineering
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

A Research Associate position has become available in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London within the Human Robotics group of Dr Etienne Burdet.

You will contribute to projects in Neuroscience and Robotics, carrying out research at the interface of these fields. Some of the group’s current projects are described at:

http://www.bg.ic.ac.uk/research/e.burdet

The project title for the research to be undertaken is ‘REHYB’ and other European projects supported by the Commission of the European Communities.

Duties and responsibilities

For this project we are seeking a highly motivated individual, with a PhD (or equivalent) in a topic related to our research and previous research experience in computational modelling for human-robot interactions, machine learning, and robotic manipulation.

Deep knowledge of learning and robotics computational modelling, as well as practical experience with study execution in laboratory and the consideration of space in research are desired.

You will

  • design a computational model for human robot interaction capable of transfer learning between subjects of varying impairment and capability.
  • develop experimental studies with stroke patients to assess spasticity and motor recovery using wearable robots, electrical stimulation and electromyography.
  • To coordinate interdisciplinary and international scientific and industrial partners within research projects

Essential requirements

You must have a PhD (or equivalent) in a topic related to the research; you will have a strong background in at least one of the following areas: robotics/mathematics, physics, control, neurophysiology.

You will be able to use robotics and control techniques for tackling fundamental issues in motor control/learning.

Further information

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £35,477 - £38,566 per annum.

For more information about the post and to apply online please visit https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/search/. Informal enquires can be made directly to Professor Etienne Burdet : e.burdet@imperial.ac.ukor Dr Jonathan Eden : j.eden@imperial.ac.uk

This post will be based at the White City Campus.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website.

Please complete and upload an application form as directed quoting reference number ENG01297. Further information is also available on the job description.

Closing date: 4 weeks from the date of posting

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

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