Heriot-Watt University

PhD studentship: Physical human-robot interaction and assistive robotics with medical application

The School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) at Heriot-Watt University is offering full fees and stipend for 3 years fully-funded PhD studentship to UK/EU applicants on physical human-robot interaction and assistive robotics with medical application. Heriot-Watt University is recognised as one of the leading UK research institutes in general engineering as per the Research Excellence Framework (REF) results of 2014 (ranked 1st).

LAkHsMI:Large Scale Hydrodynamic Imaging in the Ocean From An Artificial Lateral Line

Immediate start

A three-year PhD by research position is available based in the Ocean Systems Laboratory at Heriot-Watt University and affiliated to the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, starting as soon as possible as part of the LAKSHMI EU H2020 Blue Growth 09 programme 2015-2019.


Associate/Assistant Professor Appointments in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS)

Vacancy details

  • Ref. no: EPS/RAS1
  • University: Heriot-Watt University
  • School/Section: School of Engineering & Physical Sciences
  • Grade/Salary: Associate Professor £47,328 - £54,841 Assistant Professor £30,434 - £37,394 or £38,511 - £45,954
  • Closing date: 10 Jun 2015
  • Duration: Open ended
  • Location: Edinburgh Campus

Job description

Sharing responsibility

One fully funded 4-year industry sponsored studentship is available in Edinburgh starting September 2017. Sponsorship will be provided by the Rail Safety and Standards Board http://www.rssb.co.uk on behalf of the UK Rail industry. RSSB is a not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to help its members to continuously improve the level of safety in the rail industry, to drive out unnecessary cost and to improve business performance.

Position filled - Interactive robotic inspection strategies using unstructured data

One fully funded 4-year PhD studentship is available in Edinburgh starting September 2015. Sponsorship will be provided by Renishaw http://www.renishaw.com/, a global company with core skills in measurement, motion control, spectroscopy and precision machining. Renishaw develops innovative products that significantly advance customers' operational performance - from improving manufacturing efficiencies and raising product quality, to maximising research capabilities and improving the efficacy of medical procedures.