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Research Engineer (Mechatronics)

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Research Engineer (Mechatronics)

Job type:
FTA 3 years FT

Culham, Oxfordshire

32,993 to £37,069 pa (including MPP), dependent on experience plus industry leading benefits including an outstanding pension scheme

Closing date:
9th March 2018


RACE is a leading laboratory, solution provider and operator of robotics and autonomous systems. We have a dynamic, and highly motivated team of over 80 engineers, scientists and technicians devoted to building systems that perform tasks in some of the most extreme environments in the world. We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Engineer. The posts are funded by EPSRC and are fixed-term for 3 years. You will contribute to research strands as part of EPSRC`s hub for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in Nuclear environments.

This research relates to design of sensing, actuation, and infrastructure systems for robotic joints operating in extreme radiation environments. Work will include materials investigations, investigation into failure tolerance and dependability, design of radiation hard mechatronic systems, and application of alternative sensing schemes.

RACE`s work is applied across a diverse range of challenging applications and industries. As a business unit of the UK Atomic Energy Authority, RACE is at the forefront of developing fusion technology to provide a clean and sustainable energy source for future generations. In addition to a competitive salary we offer an outstanding pension, world class benefits and a unique working environment.

The organisation holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Knowledge skills and experience

.-PhD in related field
-Demonstrated aptitude for research
-Good understanding of mechatronic systems
-Excellent communication skills

-Experience working with robotic systems
-Understanding of radiation transport physics
-Experience developing analysis software
-Professional Registration

Special requirements:
International travel to customer`s and collaborator`s sites may be required

Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete a Disclosure Scotland as part of their clearance.

-Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

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