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A radiation inversion algorithm for adaptive path planning of robotic systems in high-dose Fusion environments

   School of Physics

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  Dr P Martin, Prof T Scott  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

About the Project

The University of Bristol is recruiting an applicant for a full-time PhD supported by the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and their Remote Applications in Challenging Environments robotics test facility. This fully funded PhD studentship will seek to develop a self-guided robotic capability for intelligent radiation mapping through the implementation of adaptive path planning algorithms to avoid hazardous high-dose environments within the confines of a Fusion reactor. You will work alongside academics and industrial collaborators, using cutting-edge equipment and facilities, with visits and trial deployments at the UKAEA’s RACE facility.

How to apply:

If you are interested to apply for the position, please contact Dr Peter Martin ([Email Address Removed]) or Prof. Tom Scott ([Email Address Removed]). A formal application is to be submitted through the University of Bristol online application:

Please choose “Physics PhD” as the course, mentioning the “UKAEA Fusion Robotics” studentship advert and “Dr Peter Martin” as the contact person. Applications should include a Curriculum Vitae, contact information for two potential referees and a short letter outlining the applicant’s scientific interests, suitability and motivation to work on the topic.

Candidate requirements: First Class or Upper Second Class degree in an appropriate subject.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity across our organisations as well as across all areas of our community. As such, we aim to have students from all backgrounds who are passionate about earth science and who share our commitment to work for the good of the environment and the benefit of society.

We will actively seek to avoid discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), sex or sexual orientation, being trans or a member of the non-binary community, being married or in a civil partnership, being pregnant or on maternity leave or religion.

The University of Bristol’s School of Physics is an IOP Juno Practitioner and has achieved Bronze status for Athena SWAN, a scheme that recognizes an organisation’s commitment and progress in developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Funding Notes

This project is funded by UKAEA and RACE, with the studentship providing funding for tuition fees, stipend (standard UKRI rate), and a research training and support grant, subject to eligibility.
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