Global Chair in Robotics

Ref: 3886/12

University of Lincoln

Lincoln

Role Managed by:

Zachry Sazali

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e: zachry.sazali@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 29/03/2019

Formal Interview Date: 29th, 30th April and 1st May

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As a TEF-Gold rated institution, the University of Lincoln is ranked 22nd in the UK in the Guardian University Guide and 42nd in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. As part of a Global Chairs campaign, and to invest further in research leadership where we know we can make a significant difference, the University now seeks to appoint a Global Chair in Robotics as part of its Global Chairs Campaign.

Suitable candidates will possess significant academic standing and accomplishment in the field, as well as the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to make a real impact in building and advancing research activity at the University in this area. The postholder will be expected to build on our areas of strength in robotic manipulation. Topics include (but are not limited to): machine learning for manipulation; grasp planning and motion planning; forceful interactions and complaint control; reactive grasping and tactile sensing; soft-robotics and intelligent end-effector design; grasping of deform-able or delicate objects; reinforcement learning; imitation learning; and deep learning for robot control.

We understand that research is at the heart of what it means to be a university. We are proud to be home to world-class researchers who are making significant contributions to their subject areas. This was reflected in the latest Research Excellence Framework, where more than half of the University’s research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

We are a fast-growing university, where staff and students work collaboratively on pioneering research that makes a tangible difference to people’s lives. Our researchers are tackling some of the world’s most challenging problems, from the fight against drug-resistant bacteria to mitigating the impact of climate change. The Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems Research specialises in technologies for perception, learning, decision-making, control and interaction in autonomous systems, especially mobile robots and robotic manipulators, and the integration of these capabilities in application domains including agri-food, healthcare, intelligent transportation, logistics, nuclear robotics, and service robotics.

The School of Computer Science holds a broad range of expertise in Computing Technologies and Information Systems, including specialisms in robotics and autonomous systems, computer vision and image engineering, medical applications of technology, social computing, games computing, cultural computing and business computing.

The University has engaged Perrett Laver to support the University in this appointment process and further information can be downloaded from our website at http://www.perrettlaver.com/campaigns/lincoln-professors. For informal enquiries about the role, please email Beth Hayden on beth.hayden@perrettlaver.com quoting reference number 3886/12.

Applications should consist of a letter of application together with a curriculum vitae and a publications list.

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