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Research Engineer (Human-Robot Interaction)

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Job Title:
Research Engineer (Human-Robot Interaction)

Job type:
FTA 3 years FT

Culham, Oxfordshire

£32,697 to £36,733 pa (including MPP), dependent on experience plus industry leading benefits including an outstanding pension scheme

Closing date:
25th May 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 work will include investigations around human-robot interaction including use of virtual and augmented reality to enhance human performance when remotely operating robotic systems, graphical user interface design, haptics, and developing technology for human-autonomy interaction.

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.

To find out more about the department or role please contact the hiring manager who will be happy to discuss in more detail with you.

For more information about RACE please see:

RACE Careers Video:-
RACE YouTube channel:-
RACE Website:-

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

For further information on why UKAEA is a great place to work please review our recruitment video via the following link:

For full details on the role, UKAEA and our benefits please download the application pack.

Knowledge skills and experience

-PhD in related field
-Demonstrated aptitude for research
-Some experience in the field of Human-Robot Interaction
-Excellent communication skills
-Some demonstrable programming ability

-Knowledge of challenges of human-autonomy interaction
-Graphical User Interface development experience
-Experience developing haptic systems
-Experience developing virtual and augmented reality systems

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

Selection Method(s):

-As part of the selection process you may be expected to complete work based simulation exercises and a personality profile either online or onsite.

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

Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance - The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

-The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role, please discuss with the hiring manager or HR if you have any concerns.

-Please note UKAEA do not pay travel expenses for interviews.

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