Research Fellow in Robotics and Autonomous Systems

University of Salford

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Position type:

Full time



04 May 2022
29 May 2022

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Reference number: 653


Join the “North of England Robotics Innovation Centre” Team at the University of Salford

We are seeking motivated, capable Research Fellows to generate and develop high-quality academic outputs and support the delivery of an innovative industry-led research projects.

The role holders will work within an established, vibrant research environment.  


NERIC will be an internationally acclaimed research and innovation ‘go-to’ facility and provider of Robotics / autonomous systems solutions for SMEs; focusing on three sectors of food and drink, healthcare, and intelligent mobility alongside  an industrial collaboration space, and will serve as a hub for the University of Salford’s robotics and automation specialists who are looking to work with SMEs around the country to provide solution development, design, testing and validation of digital innovation.  Disciplines covered by the development will include robotics for intelligent infrastructure; digital automation and supply chain improvement; and health, wellbeing, and integrated care technologies. 


As the UK emerges from the Covid-19 crisis, the University’s Robotics Innovation Centre will be an integral part of facilitating the recovery, as businesses look for new and innovative solutions at an accelerated pace.


We will link academic excellence with issues facing SMEs, providing facilities, expertise and equipment, to help them introduce new technologies in innovative ways. The Centre will look to develop solutions to problems that can be matured for everyday use - technologies that become an essential part of how we all work and live.  The successful candidates will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow


What’s on offer?

Take a look for yourself at NERIC and see what amazing things you could be part of -

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What’s in it for you?

Situated in the heart of Greater Manchester, there’s never been a better time to join our University.

Campus sits next to Peel Park, providing valued green spaces in the bustling A6 corridor. Investment in our estate matches the ambitions of the city region with over £300m planned in extended campus facilities over the next ten years.


With over 200 languages spoken across Greater Manchester, we want to create an inspirational, inclusive learning and working environment, celebrating the diversity of our University community in everyday conversations. Our student population is already incredibly diverse, and we want to ensure this is reflected across our colleague profile as well.


Our extensive faith centre facilities reflect our continuing commitment to support the student and colleague experience and the beliefs and values you bring to our community.

There is a varied benefits package available where you can tailor benefits to suit your own lifestyle – everything from additional annual leave, savings on High Street shopping, travel discounts and health and wellbeing support.

To maintain work/life balance you can connect to work from wherever you are, the tools are there for you to do your best work from your chosen location. Flexibility on working from home is supported where possible, however the role will be based on the University of Salford campus.

However, you identify, whatever your pathway, come and join us at the University of Salford where we are all proud to belong - watch us in action here!

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