[robotics-worldwide] Job opening: Science Leader Robotics - CSIRO, Australia

Jonathan.Roberts at csiro.au Jonathan.Roberts at csiro.au
Wed Feb 3 12:21:12 PST 2010

Job: Science Leader Robotics - Principal Research Scientist in CSIRO's Autonomous Systems Lab

Reference Number: 2009/908  
Position Title: Science Leader Robotics - Principal Research Scientist  
Division: CSIRO ICT Centre  
Location: Brisbane, Queensland , AUSTRALIA
Classification: CSOF8  
Salary Range: AU$131K - AU$140K plus Superannuation  
Tenure: Indefinite  
Applicants: International Applicants Welcome  
Relocation Assistance: May be offered to the successful applicant.  
Applications Close: 16 Feb 2009  
Job Category:  Scientific Research

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Principal Research Scientist of international standing as Science Leader in the
Robotics area. Our research capability is concerned with robots operating on land, underwater, in the air and
off-earth. We have particular interests in vision-based navigation, sensor processing, sensor fusion, control and
autonomous operation. In particular, methods that help computers or machines to see or to derive information of
observed scenes from single or multiple

The role of a Science Leader is to provide leadership in developing and nurturing professional skills in the science
area, as well as the pursuit of excellence in this field. You will be honest, ethical and a team player, meticulous in
your science, and creative in your ideas.

The successful applicant will have an established international research record in robotics. The applicant will have
a record of innovation and generation of new ideas, and a demonstrated ability to mentor staff in a range of field
robotics disciplines, as well as supervision of post doctoral fellow and PhD students.

It is expected that the successful applicant will be active in the robotics research area with  extensive publications
record and a high profile in the international robotics community.   A track record of student supervision and
collaborations across universities, research institutions and industry should also be demonstrated.

As the Science Leader you will define the research direction of the Robotics science area, direct research projects
and associated priorities in the Autonomous Systems Laboratory. The Science Leader will also collaborate with the
other four Research Laboratories within the Centre, namely Wireless and  Networking Technologies,
Information Engineering, Australian eHealth Research Centre as well as the Tasmanian ICT Centre.

The successful applicant will be appointed to an indefinite position within the CSIRO ICT Centre and upon
appointment, also to the role of Science Leader for a (renewable) period of 3 years.

Support for the Position:
 - A dedicated post doctoral fellow (three-year term).
 - Two PhD student positions.
 - Funding for three international trips per year for attendance at key robotics conferences and/or meetings.

To learn more about the CSIRO ICT's Autonomous Systems Lab go to: 

For full details of this job, including the selection criteria and to apply online please see: 

Jonathan Roberts (Research Director - Autonomous Systems Laboratory)
CSIRO ICT Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Phone: +61 7 3327 4501 Website: http://research.ict.csiro.au/research/laboratories/autonomous-systems

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