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Research Associate Position in Electronic Engineering - Sensor Fusion

Country/Region : UK - United Kingdom

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University of Bedfordshire and Harrod Sport Ltd hire a Research Associate under the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) program funded by Innovate UK agency in the area of integrating a sensor fusion system and developing and testing algorithms for ball localization in various sports.
Contract type: Full time, 30 months fixed-term
Salary: GBP 27.500 (depending on experience and qualifications)
Location: Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK
Harrod Sport Limited is the UK’s leading manufacturer of football goal posts, hockey goals, tennis posts and general sports ground equipment.
In partnership with the University of Bedfordshire (under the Knowledge Transfer Partnership scheme), Harrod Sport Limited are looking for an enthusiastic recent graduate (max 5 years since graduation) to help deliver a project and to take a new innovate product to market. This is fantastic opportunity for an ambitious graduate to launch a career in industry with the support of company and academic mentors over a period of 30 months.
You will be responsible for the project management, involving the development of an optimised combination of sensors (including ultrasonic, infrared, cameras and laser sensors) that will estimate in real-time the data related to the ball velocity and interception point location between the ball and football goal bar plane. You will be also responsible for developing a microcontroller system to support the sensors and to enable real-time wireless data transmission to a mobile device user application.
Essential Criteria
• MSc in Electronic/ Electrical Engineering or in subjects very closely related to this
• Knowledge of a broad range of microcontroller and sensor technologies
• Strong knowledge of electronics assembly processes and test methodologies
• Understanding of software design for microcontrollers
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to understand complex technical information and convey this into easily understood instructions
• Ability to work to deadlines while demonstrating a track record for innovation and creativity
• Strong command of English language with the ability to accurately interpret complex standards
• The ability to contribute to a team effort whilst being a self-starter, highly motivated, and willing to take the project lead
• The ability to demonstrate a logical approach to problem solving and methodical, investigate-oriented and inquisitive mind
Desirable Criteria
• Demonstrable experience in developing electronic systems
• Demonstrable experience in previous assembly of sensor and microprocessor systems
• Demonstrable experience in optimised algorithm development and the field of signal processing
• Previous work in teams and on problem-solving in electronic engineering
Interested applicants should email the detailed CV and cover letter by 30th September 17.00 UK time to Samantha Griffin ( For any queries regarding the post, please refer to Dr Vladan Velisavljevic (

Last modified: 2018-10-14 19:40:39