[robotics-worldwide] PostDoc position at CITEC Bielefeld (in machine learning + robotics + vision)

Robert Haschke rhaschke at techfak.uni-bielefeld.de
Sun Nov 13 12:36:31 PST 2011

Prof. Ritter, head of the Neuroinformatics Group 
(http://ni.www.techfak.uni-bielefeld.de) at Bielefeld University is 
seeking for a highly qualified postdoctoral researcher in the fields of 
machine learning, robotics, and computer vision. Previous expertise in 
one or more of the following research topics is necessary: kinematics 
learning, visual servoing, tactile sensing, multimodal sensor fusion, 
and robot control. A strong academic record and high motivation for 
creative research is required.

The DFG-funded project, conducted in cooperation with the Karlsruhe 
Institute of Technology (KIT), aims at an autonomous learning of a 
robot's body schema through exploration. While kinematic learning will 
be mainly handled at KIT, the candidate in Bielefeld will be responsible 
to learn the visual appearance of the robot body partsas well as to 
touch body parts with a multi-fingered hand using visual and tactile 

National and international candidates are encouraged to apply. Knowledge 
of German language is not required initially. Excellent oral and written 
English skills are expected.


Qualified applicants holding a PhD degree should provide the 

- Cover letter briefly describing his/her background and career plans
- CV
- Link to his/her research website
- Date of availability
- Names and contact information for at least two reference letters

All documents should be submitted via email as PDF to Dr. Robert Haschke 
(rhaschke at techfak.uni-bielefeld.de) with the email subject: Postdoc 

Review of the applications will start immediately and will continue 
until the position is filled. The employment will initially be awarded 
for a period of one year with an option of extending it.

Bielefeld University is pursuing a gender equality policy. Women are 
therefore particularly encouraged to apply. If qualified, handicapped 
applicants will be preferred.

The position is a full-time position paid according to the German TVL 
E-13 payment scheme. Depending on the experience of the candidate, this 
results in a gross income of approximately 3.600 EUR per month.

/Relevant Links:/

- Neuroinformatics Group: http://ni.www.techfak.uni-bielefeld.de
- Center of Excellence "Cognitive Interaction Technology": 
- Salary calculator (in German): 

Dr. Robert Haschke
Neuroinformatics Group
CITEC, Bielefeld University
Tel.: +49 521 / 106 - 12122

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