Research Associate (fixed term) Job at University of Bath – in Bath

We are recruiting a Research Associate to develop methods and algorithms for UAV navigation. In particular dealing with trajectory / mission planning.

SEEis a UK Government funded project under the Future Flight Challenge, the UK’s flagship programme for the future of aviation.

The position is to contribute to the SEEproject:
“This project proposes to develop a high-fidelity simulation environment to test and evaluate UAS. In particular it investigates how advanced autonomous detect and avoid systems interact with the other elements of the environment and the risk they pose to other parties. This synthetic environment will capture all the relevant physics to a high level of fidelity so that the results can be trusted and verified for safety critical applications.”

About the role:
Responsible for high-level UAV path planning algorithms for the SEEproject

You will be part of the Future Flight SEEproject; a collaboration between 3UG, the University of Bath and Claytex with a team of 10 spread across the three organisations.

You will develop the mission planning methods that are core to our approach to autonomous flight. This will include using applied mathematics in Matlab / C++ to produce large data sets that will be used as the basis for autonomous flight in the Claytex synthetic environment.

The ultimate output from this development phase will be an online flight planning tool.

About you:
Our ideal candidate will:
have a PhD degree in computer science / engineering / mathematics or a subject area of direct relevance for the project, or equivalent significant relevant experience and professional qualification

proficiency with coding in Matlab / Python / C++

have experience of commercial software development

have a background in data analysis and statistics

be able to work in a small dynamic team and be have the ability to work within a team

Be able to demonstrate n=both leading and running projects independently

More about the project and team:
SEEis in collaboration with 3UG Autonomous Systems and Claytex. The work we are doing will allow you to have development opportunities through exposure to the full spectrum of R&D, including: applied mathematics, software engineering, hardware, systems and flight testing. This role will allow you to join at the start of a novel technology in an exciting and fast-growing field. We will allow you work independently whilst still working within our small dynamic team.

For informal enquire please contact Dr Pejman Iravani via email [email protected] All applications are to be made via the University website.

This is a fixed term role due to start in April 2021 with an expected fixed term duration of 12 months.

What we can offer you:
Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work.

We are:
a family friendly workplace

open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University.

recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package

encouraging of your personal and professional development

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