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Job posted by University of Salford (31/01/2014 09.57)

Marie Curie Actions funded job vacancy Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher: Cognitive multi-agents framework for reconfigurable systems

The Autonomous Systems and Robotics Research Centre at the University of Salford will be hosting 3 Early Stage Researchers as part of this Marie Curie Network. For further details of the Centre's work see:


Post duration: 3 year position with an enrolment on a doctoral training programme.

Context: SMART-E is a Doctoral Training Network, funded by the EU Commission’s FP7 Marie Curie Programme, with the aim to prepare the next generation of leading experts in advanced robotics to secure a sustainable manufacturing sector in Europe.

The network involves the collaboration of eight European institutions – the University of Salford, University of Zurich, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italian Institute of Technology, Technical University of Munich, FESTO, Airbus and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre at the University of Sheffield.

The network is bringing together leading experts in the field of embodied intelligence, compliant, soft robotics, advanced manufacturing, industrial robotics and automation, smart materials and machine learning in Europe. You will utilise new technologies (mostly pioneered by SMART-E) in state of the art training environments.

The Autonomous Systems and Robotics Research Centre at the University of Salford will be hosting 3 Early Stage Researchers as part of this Marie Curie Network. For further details of the Centre's work see:

The successful candidate will benefit from high quality industrial experience and interdisciplinary projects that are individually tailored. The research training programme will combine technical expertise acquisition with business & leadership, communication and entrepreneurial skills in order to provide you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to tackle not only the technical challenges, but also to play a key role in embedding/deploying these solutions into practical applications.

The researchers will have at least 2 placements outside of their host organisation; this may entail a short stay outside their host country.

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You will be expected to undertake international travel.

In addition to this Early Stage Researcher, the University of Salford will also host two further Marie Curie ESRs as part of the SMART-E Network: Mathematical Modelling for a Self-Healing Robotic Cell (Maintenance Robot) and Dexterous Robot End-Effectors (Robot Hands).

If you would like further details about this post, please contact Professor Samia Nefti-Meziani (

Nr of positions available : 1

Research Fields

Computer science - Autonomic computing
Computer science - Computer architecture
Computer science - Cybernetics
Computer science - Informatics
Computer science - Programming
Engineering - Communication engineering
Engineering - Control engineering
Technology - Telecommunications technology
Mathematics - Algorithms
Mathematics - Chaos theory
Mathematics - Computational mathematics
Mathematics - Probability theory
Mathematics - Statistics

Career Stage

Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)

Research Profiles

First Stage Researcher (R1)


c.£40k per annum, dependent upon personal circumstances and subject to fluctuations in exchange rate

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