[Comp-neuro] Lecturer Vacancies

Michael Spratling michael.spratling at kcl.ac.uk
Fri Jan 13 10:14:41 CET 2012

Dear All,

King's College London is advertising two Lectureships (assistant 
professorships) in Robotics. I have no involvement in the hiring 
process, but am keen to encourage applications from people with research 
interests related to my own, in areas such as machine learning, pattern 
recognition, computer vision, neural computation, cognitive or 
developmental robotics, and intelligent systems. The official job advert 
is below.

Lectureships in Informatics (Robotics) x2

The Department of Informatics is seeking applications from candidates 
with an excellent research track record for up to two lectureship 
positions. It is anticipated that the successful applicants will 
contribute to research and teaching in the area of Robotics.

Current areas of focus in the Centre for Robotics Research (CRR) include 
biomedical robotics, bio-inspired robotics, soft robotics, robot 
topology and algorithms, autonomous grasping and manipulations, and 
multi-modal sensing for robotic perception and haptics. CRR also has 
close collaborations with King's-affiliated hospitals and various EU 
partners through a number of FP7 funded projects. An ability to help 
build links to other groups, for example to Agents & Intelligent 
Systems, or to contribute to the broader teaching needs of the 
Department, may be deemed to be an advantage. Applications from 
outstanding researchers in other areas of Informatics will also be 
considered, if they can contribute significantly to the development of 
the Department.

The Department of Informatics was formed in August 2010 from the 
previous Department of Computer Science, incorporating the Centre for 
Robotics Research and the Centre for Telecommunications Research, as 
part of the new School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences. These 
appointments are part of a strategic growth of the Department, and 
provide an opportunity for outstanding researchers to contribute to, and 
help shape the direction of, the Department in its new form.

Applicants for the lectureships must have a PhD, an excellent 
publication record, and the ability to attract research funding. 
Appointment at the level of Senior Lecturer may be possible for suitably 
qualified candidates. All applicants must have the enthusiasm and 
commitment required to enhance the research standing of the new 
department, and to make a full contribution to teaching and 
administrative activities.

The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications and 
experience, within the Grade 6/7 scale, currently £33,193 to £47,659, 
per annum, inclusive of £2,323 London Allowance, per annum.

This is a full-time, permanent position.

For an informal e-mail discussion, please contact the Head of 
Department, Professor Michael Luck: michael.luck at kcl.ac.uk For an 
application pack please click on the 'Further details' link below. 
Alternatively, please email strand-recruitment at kcl.ac.uk. All 
correspondence MUST clearly state the job title and reference number 

Further Details:
Department of Informatics:

   Dr Michael Spratling.
   Senior Lecturer,
   Department of Informatics and Division of Engineering
   King's College London,
   Strand, London. WC2R 2LS. UK.

More information about the Comp-neuro mailing list