Research Fellow in Communications for Pipeline Inspection Robots
Are you an enthusiastic and experienced researcher in communications systems?
Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge as part of a world class
robotics team? Do you want to design and create robotic systems that will
change our lives?
As part of the £7.2M Pipebots (www. pipebots.ac.uk) project to build swarms
of small inspection robots to live within pipes, you will model, design,
fabricate and test communications and sensor systems for small robots
(centimetre scale) used for inspection tasks inside active pipes.
You will join a world class team at the University of Leeds developing a broad
range of inspection robots including drones, mobile inspection robots, and
some of the most advanced legged robots in the world. The Leeds team is
responsible for many innovations including exploring the Great Pyramid of Giza
with robots in 2011 and repairing roads with drones.
Our research is supported by the EPSRC National Facility for Innovative
Robotic Systems, which contains some of the most advanced manufacturing
equipment in the world. You will join a buoyant active research environment
alongside six researchers and technicians dedicated to this project alone.
Across the broader domain of infrastructure inspection, the University of
Leeds leads the EPSRC Grand Challenge in robotic infrastructure inspection and
repair – with another 6 academic researchers. Robotics at Leeds has over 100
active members with research in the areas of Field Robotics, Medical Robotics,
AI for robotics and Underpinning Science and Technology.
What we offer in return
25 days holiday plus 15.5 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed
by custom (including Christmas) – That's over 40 days a year!
Pension schemes with a generous contribution from the University.
Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our
state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle
circuit, and sports halls.
Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational
Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses
including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are
And much more!
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please
Professor Ian Robertson, School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering,
University of Leeds
Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute: School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Section: Institute of Robotics, Autonomous Systems and Sensing
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 p.a.
Due to funding restrictions an appointment will not be made above £36,382
Working Time: 37.5 hours per week
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (Up to 19 months (grant funding))
Release Date: Monday 04 July 2022
Closing Date: Monday 01 August 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Downloads: Candidate Brief