Chair in Agri-Robotics

 Lincoln Institute of Agri-Food Technology / Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems, University of Lincoln, UK

Location:  Brayford Campus
Salary competitive
Closing Date:   Saturday 09 July 2016
Interview Date:   Tuesday 16 August 2016
Reference:  COS251B

Dynamic leadership, inspirational academics and significant financial investment have seen our reputation for research and learning go from strength to strength. We’re looking for exceptional people with a relentless focus on improvement. Join us in shaping the next stage of our exciting future.

The creation of the new Lincoln Institute of Agri-food Technology is a milestone in the development of the University of Lincoln and our College of Science.

Situated in the agricultural heartland of the UK, the Institute is a focal point for the University’s strategic development of agri-food technology as a key thematic specialism and builds on our current strengths. Through research areas including agri-robotics, food manufacturing, agronomy, biotechnology and ecology, we are aiming to serve our community and the whole world by contributing to regional development and global food security.

The Chair in Agri-robotics is key to the development of the Institute. You will aim to build LIAT’s profile in agri-robotics and establish an international reputation in the subject, securing funding and publishing world class research. You will take a substantive position in one of our LIAT-affiliated schools, and will also have the opportunity to contribute to the development of the Institute’s strategic development plan.

You will be a highly experienced academic with expertise in a relevant area of robotics or autonomous systems, with relevance to the application to agriculture. In addition to an outstanding publication record, you will bring a proven ability to join up academic and industrial stakeholders to facilitate high class research. You will also bring successful experience of attracting research/enterprise funding.

Please contact our external advisor Sabrina Vieth at Perrett Laver on +44 0207 340 6251 or by email for an informal conversation about this opportunity.

Apply here.