Research Associate in the manipulation of Electro-magnetic acoustic transducers for use in robotic systems
The Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) Group wishes to appoint a Research Associate to conduct research into the manipulation and construction of Electro-magnetic acoustic transducers for embedding into robotic systems. The research will be carried out at Imperial College London and involve collaboration with several Academic and Industrial Institutions as part of the EPSRC funded ORCA hub for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in extreme...
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- Reference ENG00836
- Date posted 13 June 2019
- Closing date 14 July 2019
The Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) Group wishes to appoint a Research Associate to conduct research into the manipulation and construction of Electro-magnetic acoustic transducers for embedding into robotic systems. The research will be carried out at Imperial College London and involve collaboration with several Academic and Industrial Institutions as part of the EPSRC funded ORCA hub for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in extreme environments.
The NDE Group is a multidisciplinary research group based in the Mechanical Engineering Department. It is one of the largest Academic NDE Groups in the UK and carries out world-leading research in both fundamental and applied aspects of NDE. It is also the headquarters of the UK Research Centre in NDE (RCNDE).
Duties and responsibilities
- You will be involved in a project that aims to build a novel ultrasonic sensor platform and aid research into how to best deploy and integrate it into a robotic system for inspection in extreme environments.
- The project will require both simulation and experimental work and will involve the study of ultrasonic sensor and acquisition system construction, manufacturing and performance testing.
- You will be involved in liaising with suppliers and industrial partners and the ORCA hub partner Universities (Heriot-Watt University, University of Edinburgh, Oxford University and Liverpool University).
- You must have a first class undergraduate degree or Masters degree in an area relevant to the research subject; this could include Mechanical, Aeronautical or Electrical Engineering.
- A PhD (or close to completion of a PhD) in a pertinent Mechanical Engineering discipline (e.g. Non-destructive evaluation (NDE), Robotics, Ultrasonics and associated electronic equipment and signal processing) would be useful.
- You must have a background in Robotics, Analogue and Digital circuit design or NDE.
- Some experience in at least two of the following areas is required:
- ultrasonic wave propagation,
- modelling of magnetic fields,
- electrical induction phenomena
- knowledge of signal processing techniques .
- Experience in designing Electromagnetic acoustic transducers (EMATs) would be considered an advantage.
This is a fixed term position until the 1st April 2021 in the first instance.
Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £34,397 - £37,486 per annum.
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