Architect Job: Senior Research Associate in Automation & Robotics (Fixed Term)

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A position exists, for a Senior Research Associate in Automation & Robotics in the Department of Engineering, to work on the Digital Roads of the Future (DRF) initiative.

The post holder will be located in the Civil Engineering Building, 7a JJ Thomson Ave, CB3 0FA, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

The key responsibilities and duties are to provide technical leadership and coordination to the DRF initiative via research advancement in Automation & Robotics within its existing grants; authoring new grant proposals; authoring publications and disseminating the initiative’s outcomes; teaching and learning support; administration, financial management, planning and organisation; staff management, training, and supervising; and internal and external networking, while constantly upholding the university’s values.

The skills, qualifications and experience required to perform the role are: (i) having obtained a PhD degree in any relevant engineering or science discipline, or architecture; (ii) possessing significant previous academic experience related to Automation & Robotics for infrastructure or the built environment as Research Associate or equivalent; (iii) possessing a relevant and very strong academic track record with peer reviewed journal publications in top journals or patents, with some evidence of preparation of successful proposals; (iii) possessing previous project and financial management experience; (iv) possessing excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Senior Research Associate: £43,414 – £54,949

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 30 months in the first instance. 

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter and a covering letter detailing how you meet the person profile requirements in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about this vacancy Prof Ioannis Brilakis may be the Rachel Judson,  email

Please quote reference NM33709 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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