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

Lino Marques lino at isr.uc.pt
Mon Mar 3 11:59:18 PST 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)
(ISR-UC)
Coimbra - PORTUGAL

Candidates wishing to apply for a Post-Doc or a Research Assistantship 
grant to pursue research activities at ISR-UC should submit their 
applications until March 9th.
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:


- Underwater robotics
- Aerial robotics
- Climbing robots
- Cooperative mobile robotics
- Robot sensing and perception
- Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM)
- Olfactory-based robotics
- 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


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 voluntary 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:


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;
Finally, they should include a one-page summary of their future research 
objectives.


4. FOR MORE INFORMATION

The above material, or any inquire regarding the research work, should 
be e-mailed no later than March 16th, 2008 to Lino Marques (lino at 
isr.uc.pt).

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Lino Marques
Institute of Systems and Robotics
Dep. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Coimbra
3030-290 Coimbra                            E-Mail: lino at isr.uc.pt
PORTUGAL        Fax: +(351) 239 406 672  Phone: +(351) 239 796 277
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