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Senior Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Planning a Platooning Framework for Autonomous Vehicles

Engineering Department

Salary:   £33,518 to £37,706
The point of entry will be dependent upon relevant qualifications and experience
Closing Date:   Friday 06 April 2018
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  DHSPDRA-18

Harper Adams University is seeking to recruit a research and development engineer to develop platooning strategies for driverless vehicles as part of a collaborative R&D project.

The primary purpose of the role is to investigate, develop and evaluate a framework for platooning of closely spaced autonomous vehicles comprising a number of heterogeneous vehicles.

This is a full time, fixed term position (up to 30 months).

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

Harper Adams University is one of the premier UK Higher Education Institutions focused on the land-based and food supply chain sector.

With 2800 undergraduate students, plus those completing postgraduate, research and CPD programmes, Harper Adams is the UK's largest single provider of higher education for these subjects.  Programmes fall into eleven broad subject areas – but none operate in isolation. Community and collaboration are key at Harper Adams, meaning everyone, including staff, students and industry partners, benefits from a close network of knowledge and opportunity exchange

Situated in Shropshire, the campus and the surrounding area provide an excellent working and living environment for staff and students alike.

Harper Adams is consistently positioned highly in a range of national ratings, performance measures and league tables. Its current graduate employment rate is 98% (the joint top rating in England) and student satisfaction stands at 93% (National Student Survey 2017).

Harper Adams is ranked as the UK’s Best Modern University by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018; was named University of the Year in the 2016 and 2017 Whatuni Student Choice Awards and holds a Gold (highest level) award from the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework.

In 2018 Harper Adams University will receive the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education, part of the UK honours system.

Applied research is at the heart of the university’s activity, with the work of a thriving academic community underpinning both teaching and work with the industries allied to Harper. The 2014 Government Research Excellence Framework rated all of the university’s research as “of international quality”, and more than half was deemed “world leading” or “internationally excellent”.