Research Engineer in Model-Based Safety Engineering for Autonomous Systems H/F


Manufacturing, construction, and agriculture are major driving forces for the European economy and prosperity. Maintaining its competitiveness in these sectors demands highly efficient and flexible processes, and this can be achieved through digitization. Novel intelligent robotic capabilities that can be deployed side-by-side with humans and can operate and adapt to dynamic environments can accelerate this process. However, existing robotic systems cannot fit well into such settings as they are not versatile and flexible enough to automate certain tasks, cannot collaborate safely with humans in open and dynamic environments, nor are they easily and economically adaptable to process and environment changes.

LSEA coalesces multidisciplinary research and innovation in human-robot collaboration and intelligent multi-agent systems, aspiring to design the next generation of manufacturing floors, construction sites, and agri-food production, where humans and intelligent machines will seamlessly work together. It proposes to scale collaboration from the single human-agent dyad to a peer-based synergy between multiple interconnected robotic systems featuring different physical and cognitive properties, supporting various tasks in collaboration with human workers, robotics and other agents.

The LSEA offers a full-time research engineer position in the cross-cutting fields of model-based safety, AI, and autonomous systems. The research engineer will be required to undertake some or all of the duties below:

·        To conduct research and to contribute to the production of research results in the areas of model-based safety engineering, AI safety, and autonomous systems.

·        To conduct individual and collaborative research including: development of technologies; analysis and interpretation of research data; use of appropriate research techniques and methods; writing up of research results and dissemination through publications, seminar and conference presentations and public engagement and outreach activities; contributing to the identification of possible new areas of research.

·        To undertake appropriate organisational and administrative activities connected to the research project.

·        To develop and initiate collaborative working internally and externally, duties to include: the building of internal contacts and participation in internal networks; collaboration with colleagues on joint projects as required; participation in and identification of external networks in order to share information and identify potential opportunities for collaboration and possible sources of funding; attendance at and contribution to relevant meetings.

Successful candidates must hold a Master’s, or a PhD (or be near completion) in systems or software engineering, model-based engineering, safety engineering, computer science or a closely related topic. We are mainly looking for highly motivated applicants with:

·    Expertise in safety engineering.

·    Knowledge of the principles, tools, and processes for model-based  engineering.

·    Background on AI and autonomous systems will be considered an advantage.

·    Self-learning and teamwork skills.

·    Strong technical programming skills. Practical experience with Eclipse IDE and Java.

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