Research Engineer in Aerial Robotics

Job summary

Applications are invited for a fully funded position at the Research Engineer level within the Aerial Robotics Laboratory at Imperial College London. The project will investigate automated fabrication approaches with aerial robots and is part of a large EPSRC initiative that is lead by the Aerial Robotics Lab. Main research thrusts will include advanced control of novel morphing aerial robots and dynamic flight as well as system integration,...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG01164
  • Date posted 16 January 2020
  • Closing date 3 February 2020

Job description

Job summary

Applications are invited for a fully funded position at the Research Engineer level within the Aerial Robotics Laboratory at Imperial College London. The project will investigate automated fabrication approaches with aerial robots and is part of a large EPSRC initiative that is lead by the Aerial Robotics Lab. Main research thrusts will include advanced control of novel morphing aerial robots and dynamic flight as well as system integration, optimization and testing.

The project will directly benefit from outstanding facilities in Aerial Robotics manufacturing and testing, including a Vicon equipped flight arena, 13 wind/water tunnels and the rapid prototyping and composite fabrication centre at the Aeronautics Department. The work location will be the central London South Kensington campus next to Hyde Park offering an excellent ecosystem for furtherance of the project and for personal development in a variety of areas.

Duties and responsibilities

Key responsibilities include the implementation of novel aerial robots and mechatronics systems, including the manufacturing and testing of adaptive robot morphologies. The successful candidate will also support the operations of the lab, prepare progress reports, assist in funding proposal development and help publish the work in high-impact journals on scientific and industrial meetings.

Essential requirements

Applicants should have a PhD (or equivalent) in Engineering or a related discipline, or have a MEng and preferably be close to obtaining a PhD (or equivalent) in Engineering or a related discipline for appointment. Applicants must have a strong track record in Aeronautical, Mechanical or Control Engineering preferably with relevant experience in Aerial Robot control, mechatronics integration and testing. The successful candidate will also be part of the management team for the project and will closely work with and supervise PhD and MSc students.

Further information

Informal enquiries regarding the position can be made to Dr. Mirko Kovac (m.kovac@imperial.ac.uk)

Should you have any queries relating to the recruitment process please contact: Lisa Kelly: l.kelly@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online, please contact: recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

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Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

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