Jobs at BRL

Technical Support Engineer
Ref: 1636009

Job Overview

The MSc Robotics at BRL is an exciting mix of the latest technology developments in this burgeoning and strongly inter-disciplinary area of engineering. In fact, the remit of the students’ study crosses even beyond engineering into all of the life sciences (e.g. Psychology, Sociology, Biology). The programme has grown quickly to a size where dedicated engineering support is required, and hence the requirement for this role.

As well as providing the engineering support for the teaching programme, a large part of your role will be to liaise with the student dissertation project supervisory teams and work with the students in assisting them on the software and hardware aspects of designing, building and testing robot artefacts for R&D Projects.

In addition to these activities, there are many other ground-breaking research-oriented areas taking place in this, the largest co-located robotics laboratory in the UK, that require additional engineering support from time to time. The successful applicant will, therefore, need to have a flexible attitude towards occasionally providing engineering support for BRL-based activities, beyond the MSc programme’s support, in the software and hardware aspects of designing, building and testing advanced robot artefacts, as well as assisting in maintaining the good working status of the laboratory itself.

In all of these roles, you will be working amongst and alongside a friendly and well-motivated team of co-workers who, together, support the wide-ranging requirements of this steadily expanding laboratory that conducts advanced work in all of the upcoming areas of robotics.

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give our students access to everything they need to succeed – with £200m being spent on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation between now and 2020 to enhance our offer even further.

Informal enquiries can be made to: Professor Tony Pipe

Salary Band
£28,452 - £32,004
per annum
Working Pattern
Full Time,
37 hours per week
Closing Date
12 May 2017 @ 23:59
Anticipated Interview Date
To Be Confirmed
 Type of Post/Duration
Fixed Term, 12 months
 Location
Bristol Robotics Laboratory
Further Details
For an informal discussion, please contact
Professor Tony Pipe, Tel: +44 (0) 117 328 6330.
How to Apply

Research Fellow – Robotics for Nuclear Environments
Ref: 1641758

Job Overview

The Bristol Robotics Laboratory at UWE Bristol with the Universities of Manchester and Birmingham, in collaboration with the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and supported by Sellafield Ltd., have recently secured funding from the EPSRC for a 5-year project to undertake fundamental research in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) which will enable step changes to be made in the capabilities of industrial robotic solutions for use in the nuclear industry.

You will be based at the University of Manchester’s Dalton Cumbrian Facility in West Cumbria and will also spend time at NNL’s Workington Rig Hall, where there are large-scale test facilities. You will work closely with researchers at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, and the Universities of Manchester and Birmingham.

The University of Manchester’s Dalton Cumbrian Facility (DCF) has state-of-the-art irradiation test facilities and strong links with Sellafield Ltd, the NDA, the National Nuclear Laboratory and the nuclear supply chain. In 2011, the Dalton Nuclear Institute was awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize in the Diamond Jubilee round for its “internationally renowned research and skills training for the nuclear industry”.

You will work as part of the DCF Robotics Group, a team comprising of PhD students, PDRAs and academics with expertise in communications, sensing, control, embedded systems and platform design. You will be required to travel regularly to Bristol, Manchester and Birmingham for project meetings, and also to liaise with collaborators from industry. You will also be expected to travel overseas from time to time to attend conferences and to meet with collaborating organisations.

This project will provide the successful candidate with the ideal introduction into the challenges faced in deploying robotic systems in the nuclear industry and the size and scope of problems therein. It will also provide a unique opportunity to interact with engineers from both the supply chain and end users in the UK and Japan.

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give our students access to everything they need to succeed – with £200m being spent on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation between now and 2020 to enhance our offer even further.

Informal enquiries can be made to: Professor Tony Pipe

Salary Band
32,004 - £38,183
per annum
Working Pattern
Full Time,
37 hours per week
Closing Date
12 May 2017 @ 23:59
Anticipated Interview Date
To Be Confirmed
 Type of Post/Duration
Fixed Term, 36 months
 Location
University of Manchester’s Dalton Cumbrian Facility in West Cumbria
Further Details
For an informal discussion, please contact
Professor Tony Pipe, Tel: +44 (0) 117 328 6330.
How to Apply

Page last updated 13 April 2017

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