[robotics-worldwide] Post-Doc Positions at ISR/IST, Lisbon, Portugal

A. Pedro Aguiar pedro at isr.ist.utl.pt
Tue Feb 12 10:05:30 PST 2008

  Post-Doc Positions at ISR/IST, Lisbon, Portugal

We are seeking expressions of interest for two postdoctoral positions, 
for a period of up to two years each, at the Institute for Systems and 
Robotics (ISR) of the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal 
in the general area of Nonlinear Control and Estimation Theory with 
applications to (but not limited to) Motion Control of Single and 
Multiple Autonomous Robotic Vehicles under communication constraints.

Position 1 - research work in the scope of project NAV-Control: 
Development and Application of Advanced Nonlinear Control Techniques for 
the Coordination and Motion Control of a Network of Autonomous Vehicles. 
See details at http://users.isr.ist.utl.pt/~pedro/NAV

Position 2 - research work in the scope of project DENO: DEvelopment of 
Nonlinear Observers. See details at http://users.isr.ist.utl.pt/~pedro/DENO

Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. thesis by July 31, 2008, 
preferably in the field of Electrical Engineering and Systems, 
Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science or in a 
related field. We are looking for individuals who show strong motivation 
to pursue advanced research and are capable of adapting to team work. 
Strong mathematical skills are required and expert knowledge of the 
English language is a must. Applicants need not be Portuguese citizens 
to apply.

The Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR) of the Instituto Superior 
Técnico (Technical University of Lisbon) is a world class center of 
excellence in research that has received the highest mark (excellent) in 
the national evaluation programs carried out by a panel of international 
experts on behalf of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology.

Successful applicants will receive a one-year research assistantship, 
renewable for a second year based upon their first-year performance. The 
value of the fellowship will be 1495 € monthly (tax exempt) plus social 
security. There is travel funding available in the event that papers are 
accepted at important conferences and for visits to other research 

Interested candidates should submit a detailed biographical vitae, 
including a list of publications, sample publications, and a description 
of prior research. In addition, they should provide the names of three 
academic references (name, title, affiliation, e-mail and telephone 
number(s)) who are willing to provide detailed recommendation letters 
about the candidate. Finally, they should include a one-page summary of 
their future research objectives.

The above material should be e-mailed no later than March 31, 2008 or 
until a suitable candidate is found to the following e-mail address: 
pedro at isr.ist.utl.pt

For further information on the research work, please contact:

Prof. Antonio Pedro Aguiar
Email: pedro at isr.ist.utl.pt
URL: http://omni.isr.ist.utl.pt/~pedro

After a preliminary screening, the academic references will be contacted 
to provide confidential recommendation letters. The ISR/IST reserves the 
right to select no one or only one Post-Doc candidate.

The fellowship(s) are supported by the Projects NAV-Control 
(PTDC/EEA-ACR/65996/2006) and DENO (PTDC/EEA-ACR/67020/2006) of the 
Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT-PT) and are 
governed by the provisions of Portuguese law pertaining to Research 
Grantees. Information about the Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR) 
at IST can be found in the following web page: http://www.isr.ist.utl.pt

A. Pedro Aguiar
Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR)  http://www.isr.ist.utl.pt
Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST)          http://www.ist.utl.pt
Tel: +351 21 841 8056  Fax: +351 21 841 8291
Email: pedro at isr.ist.utl.pt
URL: http://omni.isr.ist.utl.pt/~pedro/

Snail Mail Address:
Instituto de Sistemas e Robótica,
Instituto Superior Técnico, Torre Norte - 8
Av. Rovisco Pais, 1
1049-001 Lisboa, PORTUGAL

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