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We have a number of vacancies at the moment. Please see the details below.

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Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher

  • Hours of work - Full-time
  • Contract status - Fixed term
  • Salary - £43,130 a year or £47,200 a year (depending on family)
  • Application deadline - 01 December 2021
  • Interview date - To be confirmed

Applications are invited for a research role on assurance cases for the decision making of highly autonomous systems.

The role

In this role, you will work on a testing method and prototype tools for simulated-situation testing of autonomous robots in a complex ground-based environment. The method takes as input a high-level description of an environment and then, exploiting combinatorial testing techniques, it determines exactly which simulation runs should be performed to maximally challenge a robot's ability to cope with the features of its environment. An initial implementation of the tools already exists — in this role, you will adapt, improve and empirically evaluate it.

The role is funded by the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network “SAS – Safer Autonomous Systems” within the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission. SAS is a consortium of high profile universities, research institutions and companies located in Belgium, UK, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway and Ireland.

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Research Associate - Societal Acceptability of AI and Autonomous Systems

  • Hours of work - Full-time
  • Contract status - Fixed term
  • Salary - £30,339 to £40,927
  • Application deadline - 10 January 2022
  • Interview date - 25 January 2022

The role

The primary purpose of the role is to contribute to the development, articulation and validation of an ethically-informed approach to the design and governance of autonomous systems, which links to the technical frameworks being developed by the AAIP. This will likely include leading user studies and undertaking empirical research about the societal acceptability of risk from AI and autonomous systems. The role will involve interaction with domain-specific research projects in robotics and autonomous systems, including the demonstrator projects linked to the AAIP in a range of domains, from automotive, marine, and space to medical and social care. You will also be expected to maintain currency in your initial academic discipline, linking the AAIP to advances in that subject.

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Senior Technical Specialist (Software)

  • Hours of work - Full-time
  • Contract status - Fixed term
  • Salary - £40,927 - £50,296 per year
  • Application deadline - 10 January 2022
  • Interview date - 27 January 2022

The role

You will undertake development, testing and experimentation of specialist software for robots and autonomous systems (RAS). You will be the lead software specialist on the programme. You will be expected to take the lead in developing software for lab-based RAS, based on requirements from a range of stakeholders and to support the analysis of data generated by the experiments.  You will liaise with staff and external service providers to ensure that detailed technical requirements are understood in the design and implementation of software. The role also will involve presenting work at meetings and conferences, and leading discussions on advancement in software for RAS with staff and external stakeholders.

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