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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Soft Sensing


Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 per annum

Closing date

Jan 27, 2021 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Soft Robotics Lab, part of the Oxford Robotics Institute at the Department of Engineering Science (Oxford). The post is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and is for a fixed duration of 1 year.

The candidate will carry out fundamental research in soft robotics with particular focus on design of soft sensors and active perception. You will design and develop soft sensors for proprioceptive and exteroceptive sensing and you will develop robust approaches for soft active perception.

You should have a PhD/DPhil (or near completion) in robotics, mechatronics, computer vision, machine learning or closely related field. You have an excellent academic track record in topics relevant to robotics, tactile perception, soft sensing, soft actuators, control or related areas. You should have experience working on real robots and great team working skills.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Perla Maiolino (email:

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Only applications received before midday on 27th January 2021 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, (describing how past experience fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Contact name

Prof. Perla Maiolino

Contact email