[robotics-worldwide] Fellowships on Robotics for Post-Docs and PhD candidates

Lino Marques lino at isr.uc.pt
Wed Jul 23 06:06:15 PDT 2008


Fellowships on Robotics for Post-Docs and PhD candidates

Institute for Systems and Robotics (www.isr.uc.pt),
University of Coimbra (www.uc.pt)
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Coimbra)
Coimbra – PORTUGAL


Positions available for candidates wishing to apply for a Post-Doc or a 
Research Assistantship grant to pursue research activities at ISR-UC.
The Post-Doc grants will only be available for candidates who have 
obtained their Ph.D. degrees in the last five years. The Research 
Assistantship grants will be offered preferably to candidates who hold a 
M.Sc. degree and intend to pursue research leading to a Ph.D. degree.


1. SCIENTIFIC AREAS UNDER WHICH GRANTS ARE BEING OFFERED:
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- Underwater robotics
- Aerial robotics
- Climbing robots
- Cooperative mobile robotics
- Robot sensing and perception
- Olfactory-based robotics
- Cooperative SLAM
- Embedded systems design
- Robotic MEMS


Requisites:
* Applicants must have a Degree in Electrical Engineering, or Computer 
Science, or Mechanical Engineering, or similar.
* Strong mathematical skills, expert knowledge of C/C++ programming, and 
good level of written/spoken English are required.
* Applicants must also have expert knowledge in at least one of the 
following areas: estimation theory, state-space methods, classical and 
modern control system design, embedded systems design, smart sensors.
* We are looking for individuals who show strong motivation to pursue 
advanced studies and are capable of adapting to team work.


2. CONDITIONS OFFERED:
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Successful applicants will receive a one-year research assistantship, 
renewable yearly based on successful research achievements. The value of 
the fellowship will range from 980 € to 1495 € monthly free of taxes. 
Additionally, the expenses of a social security plan will be offered.

Whenever vacancies are available students will be accommodated at one of 
the University residences.


3. THE APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
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- Curriculum Vitae (including full name, date and place of birth, 
nationality, ID or passport number and validity date, postal address, 
fax number and e-mail, education record, previous employment, scientific 
area of interest, languages and publications);
- Copy of diploma(s) (English official translation);
- A description of prior research including a copy of international 
publications, if any (max 3);
- The names of two academic references (name, title, affiliation, e-mail 
and telephone number(s)) who are willing to provide detailed 
recommendation letters about the candidate;
- An one-page summary of their future research objectives.


4. CLOSING DATE:
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Applications can be sent immediately and will be considered until the 
positions are filled.


5. CONTACT:
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The above material, or any inquire regarding the research work, should 
be e-mailed to Lino Marques (lino (at) isr.uc.pt)



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