University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Research Assistant/Associate in Machine Learning for Robot Co-Design (Fixed Term)

United Kingdom

Closing in 11 days

Research Assistant/Associate in Machine Learning for Robot Co-Design

(Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to join the Prorok Laboratory in the Department of Computer Science and Technology, at the University of Cambridge, UK.

The Prorok Laboratory has a variety of robotic platforms (aerial and ground), and boasts expertise in controlling and deploying them in practice, as well as in designing coordination strategies. Our recent work on ML-based co-optimization demonstrates some of our key research directions relevant for this position.

The role holder will work together with a team of students and research collaborators on the development of learning-based discovery of robot task/environment designs that are conducive to successful completion of the problem at hand. Particular focus will be on multi-robot and multi-agent problems (e.g., navigation, cooperative transport, team-based agent games). There will also be opportunities to contribute to international collaborative projects with other universities as well as industry.

Candidates most hold (or be near to completion) a PhD in Computer Science or a STEM related subject and have an ability to present their research. Strong analytical skills and substantial experience in machine learning at scale are required. Detailed information on the requirements for the role can be found in the further particulars.

The position is for 1 year in the first instance, with opportunities for renewal on a yearly basis.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will be appointed at Research Assistant level, which will be amended to Research Associate once the PhD has been awarded.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Applicants can contact Professor Amanda Prorok for questions relating to the role: https:// www.

Please quote reference NR41682 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. Please note that we provide the support of applying for the relevant visa (if required) and we reimburse the cost of the first visa.

Further information
  • Further Particulars
  • Department/Location

    Department of Computer Science and Technology, West Cambridge








    15 May 2024

    Closing date

    12 June 2024

    Job details


    Research Assistant/Associate in Machine Learning for Robot Co-Design (Fixed Term)


    University of Cambridge


    United Kingdom


    May 16, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 12, 2024

    Job type



    Computer Science,Engineering

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