Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Mobile Robotics

Applications to be received by 12pm on Monday 24th of July 2017

Grade 7 £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join Oxford Robotics Institute (ORI) at the Department of Engineering Science (central Oxford). The post is funded by Innovate UK and is fixed-term to 31 December 2019.


Recently, the ORI became part of the DRIVEN consortium of companies that will help to further cement the UK’s reputation as a world leader in the development of autonomous vehicles. ORI’s contribution to this project lies in the detail of the data sharing policies, which will enable an intelligent car fleet to operate.


You will be responsible for researching and developing algorithms for distributed computer-vision across a fleet of autonomous road vehicles, as well as algorithms in the field of distributed data management and arbitrage. You will write software adhering to group standards to implement the above techniques and algorithms. You will also manage your own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadline.


You should possess DPhil (PhD) in robotics, machine learning or computer vision (or be near completion), experience in distributed vision systems and online trading algorithms, and demonstrable excellence in C++ and Linux. Computing skills including Python, Matlab, version control and unit testing are desirable.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Anita Hancox using the email address below.


Further information can be found at: www.eng.ox.ac.uk/jobs/home


You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 24 July 2017 can be considered.


The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Contact: Anita Hancox