Research Associate in Cognitive Robotics and Human Robot Interaction
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 18/02/2019
Salary : £32,236 to £39,609 per annum (according to relevant experience)
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Computer Science - Machine Learning and Optimisation
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : 1 March 2019 until 28 February 2022
A post-doctoral research fellow is required for a period of up to 3 year to work on the H2020 collaborative project “MoveCare: Multiple-actors Virtual Empathic Caregiver for the Elder” (www.movecare-project.eu) and the new project “THRIVE++: Trust in Human-Robot Interaction Via Embodiment with Theory of Mind” (www.thrive-project.org).
This candidate will carry out research investigate the role of multimodal interaction and theory of mind in human robot interaction and the acceptability and trust of robot companions. A PhD in Computer science, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence or allied disciplines is required. Excellent programming skills are essential, as well as robotics research skills. Knowledge of human-robot interaction research with the elderly is a desirable skill.
The research fellow will be working collaboratively as part of the cognitive robotics research lab at the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester under the supervision of Professor Angelo Cangelosi. Close collaboration with the other project partners will also be required.
The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:
Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies
Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Angelo Cangelosi
Tel: 0161 275 4499
Tel: 0161 850 2004
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date