Research Fellow in Automated Robotic Food Manufacturing (Fixed Term)

Updated: 6 months ago
Location: Brayford, ENGLAND
Deadline: 28 Apr 2017

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School of Engineering



From £32,004 per annum

This post is fixed term for 1 year

Closing Date:  

Friday 28 April 2017



The University of Lincoln is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to join the School of Engineering.

The successful candidate will be employed as part of a collaborative team developing an automated robotic food manufacturing system for soup, sauce, dressings and other liquid based food products, optimised for large, medium and small scale manufacturing across chilled, frozen and ambient food sectors. The system design will also enable processing of powder based food products and can be applied to other food and non-food industries where mixing and blending occur, e.g. plastics, pharmaceuticals, pet and animal feeds.

This proposed project targets the challenge of developing technology for pioneering automatic food manufacturing systems, particularly utilizing robots for: ingredients transportation; ingredients measuring and manipulation; food processing. The developed robotic system will incorporate many diverse technologies including mobile platforms, collaborative arms, smart sensors, big data architectures.

The post offers the opportunity to engage in collaboration within an ambitious team and to work with state-of-the-art robotic hardware. The successful candidate should possess a PhD in Robotics or related subjects. It is anticipated that the post holder will start in April 2016. Also, since some of the work will be based at the National Centre for Food Manufacturing in Holbeach – particularly in the later stages of the project – there will be a travel requirement.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Dr Andrea Paoli (email:

As an institutional Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder we are committed to advancing gender equality in STEM, therefore female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

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We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

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