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Research Fellow in Imaging for Large Volume Surface Metrology

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About us

The UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering is one of the top research and teaching departments in the UK and has world-class standing. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that are designed to educate Engineers in a dynamic and exciting learning environment. The Department has an extensive research portfolio across a wealth of areas and has consistently been among the best funded such departments in the UK.

The research carried out in the department reflects a broad multidisciplinary view of the engineering world and encompasses navigation of space shuttles and control of observation satellites, to tunnelling beneath the planet’s surface, for example. Research projects and centres span disciplines to provide new and innovative solutions and thinking that refers back to the human and the applied.

About the role

The Research Fellow in Imaging for Large Volume Surface Metrology is part of EPSRC funded ROBODOME – Robotic dome imaging for high performance manufactured aerostructures, a large-scale research project with multiple research partners led by Airbus.

The role holder will co-develop imaging requirements with project partners, will design imaging systems and software aimed at meeting industry driven requirements and then deploy those systems in both laboratory and project partner manufacturing R&D environments, developing and validating new capabilities suited to aerospace manufacture.

This post will be based at UCL HereEast on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London within UCL’s Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (CEGE).

This post is funded until 31 March 2026 in the first instance.

This role is offered as a full time position at UCL Grade 7 (salary £40,524 – £47,478 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance).

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Grade 6B (salary £36,832 – £38,466 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD Thesis.

If you have any queries regarding the role, please contact Stuart Robson ([email protected]).

How to Apply:

To apply for this role, please click the ‘Apply’ button above. You will be redirected to the UCL website where a full job description and person specification is available. Applicants should address in their supporting statement why they are particularly interested in this post and how they fulfil the criteria listed in the person specification.

About you

We are seeking a technically skilled person who will work within our project team to develop and implement RTI and camera-based sensor networks and robotic assisted tracking algorithms. They will be responsible for the software development of new prototypes and subsequent running of experiments to validate the performance of these solutions.

We are looking for a person with a PhD / significant industrial experience in sensors and sensor design for monitoring in a Geomatics or related area.

An experienced software developer with skills in 3D data capture, Computer Graphics, mathematics and 3D digital modelling is an essential criteria, as is familiarity with a mixture of development environments and APIs to be used in the project, especially Matlab.

What we offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents we also offer some great benefits, please visit the following link to find out more:

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