[robotics-worldwide] RESPOND-R Associate Research Engineer position (3 Year)

Robin Murphy murphy at cse.tamu.edu
Mon Jan 4 14:54:22 PST 2010

Texas A&M is creating RESPOND-R, a mobile, modular, distributed instrument
for conducting multi-disciplinary research in Emergency Informatics for
disaster response. The RESPOND-R instrument will consist of cyber-physical
system components in four core areas: unmanned systems; imaging, chemical,
and radiological sensors; wireless network infrastructure, nodes, and motes;
and human performance measurement devices. It will be an integrated,
interoperable  research instrument suitable for a comprehensive use of CPS
technologies for three types of incidents: urban building and bridge
collapse (earthquakes, hurricanes, explosives) and radiological or chemical
spills or terrorism.

We are seeking an associate research engineer to be responsible for the
commission of the equipment: install and integrate commercial hardware and
software such as unmanned vehicles, sensors, wireless networks etc.,
including writing drivers and user interfaces as needed; assist with the
development and addition of custom hardware and software to support the
incorporation of research and be responsible for storage, charging,
maintenance, repair, or sending out for repairs.  The RESPOND-R engineer
will train users on safe use of equipment and assist in field operations.  The
RESPOND-R engineer will assist with the development of related research
proposals as needed.

An appropriate doctoral (preferred) or master's degree in a technical field
or an equivalent combination of relevant training and experience. A minimum
of 4 years relevant professional experience and reputation in the field is
required. This individual must have actual experience integrating hardware
and software in complex systems such as an unmanned vehicle, demonstrated
experience and ability to work in teams and project management skills. The
project allows a research -oriented person to conduct joint research with
the MRI team is desirable but not required.  Outdoor field work, such as
participating in a DARPA grand challenge team or AUVSI competition or
conducting demonstrations with DoD users, is desirable. Wireless networking
experience is preferred.

This position is funded for 3 years, with salary commensurate with
experience.  Applications will be reviewed starting Jan. 19, 2010. Please
contact Ms. Kimberly Mallett (kimberly at cse.tamu.edu) for a full description
of the position or additional information.

Prof. Robin R. Murphy, PhD
Raytheon Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
Director, Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue
Texas A&M University
office phone: 1-979-845-2015 location: HR Bright 333C
blog: rescuerobotics.blogspot.com

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