Looking to work with Maritime Autonomous Systems?
You will be involved with research into the application of swarm robotics to heterogenous squads; mission planning and execution of multi-domain maritime autonomous systems; and developing viable solutions that will be tested in both synthetic and field trials. You will be working with the range of maritime autonomous systems including surface platforms, sub-surface platforms and interacting with colleagues working with aerial platforms. You will be working under the supervision of Dr Jon Downes, Dr Danesh Tarapore, and closely with the industry sponsor to undertake the research.
To be successful you will have a PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in artificial intelligence, planning, robotics, control, autonomy or complex systems design.
Equality, diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in the School of Engineering. In recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science we were awarded an Athena SWAN bronze in 2013 and 2016. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy**, with onsite childcare facilities.
The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities. The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward. Our vision is to embed the principles of sustainability into all aspects of our individual and collective work, integrating sustainable development into our business planning, policy-making, and professional activities. This commits all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment, whether this is through switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.
*Applications will be considered from candidates who are within six months of completing their PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon completion of PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.
**subject to qualifying criteria
We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.