[robotics-worldwide] Postdoc Position Available at Freiburg University

Wolfram Burgard burgard at informatik.uni-freiburg.de
Mon May 2 06:07:55 PDT 2011

Postdoc Position Available at Freiburg University

The Lab for Autonomous Intelligent Systems at Freiburg University is seeking for a highly qualified postdoctoral researcher in the area of autonomous robots. 


We seek for outstanding researchers from the areas of robot navigation, mobile manipulation, or perception and also robotics-related fields including machine learning and computer vision. The candidates are envisioned to conduct independent research and at the same time contribute to ongoing projects on navigation and mobile manipulation. Expertise in working with real robotic systems as well as programming skills are welcome.  Applicants are furthermore given the opportunity to work with undergraduate, MS, and PhD students.  International candidates are encouraged to apply, knowledge of German language is not required.


Qualified applicants holding a PhD degree should provide the following material:

 1) Cover letter briefly describing their background and career plans
 2) CV
 3) Link to their research web-site
 4) Date of availability
 5) Names and contact information for at least two reference letters

All documents should be submitted via email as a single pdf file to Wolfram Burgard <burgard at informatik.uni-freiburg.de> with the email subject line: POSTDOC CANDIDATE

Applicants are encouraged to contact Wolfram Burgard during ICRA 2011 in Shanghai. Candidates giving a presentation at ICRA are invited to send a corresponding note to Wolfram Burgard.


The autonomous intelligent systems lab is headed by Wolfram Burgard and is concerned with techniques for autonomous navigation, state estimation, mobile manipulation, and learning in the context of mobile robotics and artificial intelligence. In the past, the AIS lab developed several innovative approaches for mobile robots. This includes techniques for learning two- and three-dimensional maps, exploration, outdoor-navigation with rovers and mapping with helicopters, systems for robot learning, and the deployment of interactive robots in trade shows and museums. The AIS lab has almost 30 members. It participates in various national and international projects including a transregional research center on spatial cognition, a research training group, as well as several European Projects. The lab collaborates with numerous universities in Germany, Europe, and the US.


Wikipedia says about Freiburg: "...The city is known for its ancient university and its medieval minster, as well as for its high standard of living and advanced environmental practices. The city is situated in the heart of a major wine-growing region and serves as the primary tourist entry point to the scenic beauty of the Black Forest. According to meteorological statistics, the city is the sunniest and warmest in Germany..."


The position is a full-time position payed according to the German TVL E-13 or E-14 payment scheme. Depending on the experience of the candidate, this results in a gross income of approximatively 3300-3900 Euro per month. 


* AIS Lab: http://ais.informatik.uni-freiburg.de

* University of Freiburg: http://www.uni-freiburg.de

* Freiburg, Germany: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freiburg

* Wolfram Burgard: http://www.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/~burgard/

* Salary calculator (in German): 

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