[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Technical Instructor Position in Robotics, Royal College of Art, London, UK
*Technical Instructor Position in Robotics, Royal College of Art, London,
The Royal College of Art is the UK’s only entirely postgraduate art and
design university. In 2017/18 the College has some 2,000 students
registered for MA, MRes, MPhil and PhD degrees and over 400 full- and
part-time academic, technical and administrative staff.
The facilities and technical equipment on offer at the College are among
the best of their kind in the world supporting students in their
explorations of the creative possibilities of the new and the traditional,
and the interplay between them. As Specialist Technical Instructor in
Robotics & Computer Science, you will engage with students, staff and
research specialists alike from disciplines across the RCA in the provision
and exploration of Robotic applications and related programming.
The key requirement of your role will be the technical support of
experimental automation through the construction and testing of small scale
robotic systems and operational access to larger robotic arms. As the
facility grows, new equipment will be acquired and you will play an
informed part in the direction and decision making behind these
acquisitions. The role will afford you the opportunity to develop your
skill set in the long term and to take a lead in workflow management and
maintenance of this hardware.
Your excitement and passion for this technology set will drive the
progression of robotics as a key part of the newly formed Intelligent
Manufacturing & Visualisation department and the Royal College of Art’s
STEAM agenda as a whole. In addition, this position requires a competent
ability to handle day to day administration tasks and it is vital that you
have excellent task management skills and ideally experience of working in
higher education, although this is not essential.
You must have robust communication and interpersonal skills and be adept at
giving technical demonstrations/inductions in a small group setting. You
will have excellent problem solving skills and the ability to use
initiative to work independently or as part of a team. Good time management
skills and the ability to work flexibly are essential.