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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Control Engineering


Grade 7: £36,024 -£44,263 per annum

Closing date

Jun 05, 2024 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Control Group at the Department of Engineering Science in central Oxford.  The post is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and is fixed term to 01/04/2025.


The project will focus on our collaboration with Diamond Light Source, the UK’s national synchrotron facility. You will be responsible for the development and implementation of high-throughput control systems for electron beam stabilisation, including AI-based control systems. 


You should hold a relevant PhD/Dphil or be near completion (submitted) together with relevant experience. You should possess expertise in control theory and programming (C, Python and/or Matlab) and experience in the development and implementation of real-world control systems. Optionally, you also have experience in AI-based control and FPGA programming. 


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Idris Kempf (email:


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Only online applications received before midday on the 5th June 2024 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application. 


The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Contact name

Dr Idris Kempf

Contact email