Thinking of doing a PhD or Postdoc with us? Check the opportunities below.

If you find something that fits, or if you have another source of funding, send an email to with your CV, and a motivation letter.

PHD Opportunities

We currently have one funded PhD position available in the design of safe swarms. More information here.

Postdoc Opportunities

We are currently hiring 1 RA/Postdoc role!

Research Associate in Trustworthy Swarms

We’re looking for a Research Associate to help us engineer trustworthy robot swarms.

Swarms composed of large numbers of robots have the potential to boost productivity, power a low touch economy, and improve quality of life. Applications range from swarms for logistics, for example to automate pop-up warehouses, or manage stocks of small enterprises, to swarms for environmental monitoring. Yet designing swarms is challenging because their behaviour results from many robots reacting to their environment and neighbours, rather than following a central plan. This self-organisation holds the potential for products that are useable out of the box, without expensive planning or infrastructure. Our recent user study showed that there was excitement about the use of swarm technology, if we could make it trustworthy and safe.

You can find more information about the need for trustworthy swarms for real world applications here:

A checklist for safe robot swarms – Nature Machine Intelligence

Distributed situational awareness in robot swarms – Advanced Intelligent Systems

Mutual shaping in robot swarms – Frontiers in Robotics and AI

For more information and to apply, check here.

Additional Funding Pointers

Bristol University Scholarships

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Autonomous and Robotic Systems

Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials Doctoral Programme

EPSRC Postdoctoral Fellowships

Marie Curie Individual Fellowships

HFSP Postdoctoral Fellowships

Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowships