Research Associate in Testbed Engineering

Londonderry | £28,773 - £39,762

Employer: Ulster University
Sector/Specialism: Education & Training

Job Title: Research Associate in Testbed Engineering
Department/School: School of Computing, Engineering and Intelligent Systems
Campus: Magee
Salary: £28,773 - £39,762
Duration: Fixed term
Closing Date: 26 July 2022
Reference Number: 013822


We are a university with a national and international reputation for excellence, innovation and regional engagement, making a major contribution to the economic, social and cultural development of Northern Ireland.

Our core business activities are teaching and learning, widening access to education, research and innovation and technology and knowledge transfer.


The postholder will conduct high quality research and commercialisation activities within the Cognitive Robotics Laboratory, Intelligent Systems Research Centre. They will contribute to the definition and scoping of potential applied research projects and on the delivery of excellent applied research in collaboration with academic and industry partners.

(Fixed term until 31 March 2025).

We intend to create a 12 month waiting list for same or similar roles within the University.


The postholder will be required to have:

- Degree in Electronics, Mechatronics or Electrical Engineering or a closely related science based discipline, or a higher degree in the same or related subjects.

- PhD in Electronics, Mechatronics or Electrical or a closely related science based discipline.


- Competitive salary.

- Generous annual leave entitlement promoting a healthy work/life balance - plus, an additional 15 days per year when the university is closed.

- Enrolment in USS pension scheme - employer contribution of 21.1%.

- An environment that supports flexible working and allows you to balance both work and home life.

- An open and inclusive environment that celebrates and welcomes diversity.

- Onsite and discounted sports/gym facilities (3 months free gym membership at either the Jordanstown, Coleraine or Magee Campus).

- Cycle to Work Scheme.

- Exposure to the very latest in cutting edge technologies including Dell, Aruba, Checkpoint and Avaya, feeding your passion for IT.

- Autonomy in your role to make impactful decisions and changes to company processes.

Athena Swan Statement

The School of Computing, Engineering & Intelligent Systems holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award in recognition of our commitment to advancing Gender equality. You can read more about what this means on our University website. The University has a range of initiatives to support a family friendly working environment, including flexible working.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community, particularly from those with disabilities. Appointment will be made on merit.

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