[robotics-worldwide] Ph.D. position in task planning and human robot interaction

Jussi Suomela jussi.suomela at aalto.fi
Mon Feb 6 02:10:05 PST 2012

Department of Automation and Systems Technology, Aalto University, Finland
invites applications for postdoctoral research position in task planning and
human robot interaction

This position is fixed-term and filled for 1 year (with an option for a
1-year extension).  The focus of the job is on development of novel
techniques for work task planning and human robot interaction for field and
service robots. Work will be carried in the Center of Excellence in Generic
Intelligent Machines (GIM) http://gim.tkk.fi/ . GIM provides a versatile
environment for robotics research with experienced colleagues and unique
infrastructure of field and service robots.

The applicants for this position should have excellent skills in spoken and
written English, Ph.D. degree on 2008 or later.  Good programming skills
(C/C++), experience in field and service robotics and strong publication
record are considered assets in this position.

Starting date is negotiable (as soon as possible). The salary is determined
based on experience and qualifications according to the salary system of
Aalto University.  Employment includes occupational health and social
security benefits.

For application, please email (with reference “Robotic Task Planning”) the
following documents attached to the email in a single pdf-file (name the
file: "lastname_firstname.pdf"): 
1) application letter; 
2) Curriculum Vitae (with contact details)
3) two academic references; 
4) an electronic copy of your Ph.D. thesis
5) an electronic copy of your 5 most relevant publications

The applications should be in English and sent to the registry of Aalto
University (registry at aalto.fi) by Wednesday, February 29th 2012. The
application materials will not be returned.

For additional information, please contact Professor Jussi Suomela, tel.
+35850 3377704, (or in recruitment process –related questions HR-coordinator
Kirsti Ojala, tel. +35840 8341161) or e-mails: firstname.lastname at aalto.fi.

Aalto University is a new university with over a century of experience.
Created from a high-profile merger between three leading universities in
Finland – the Helsinki School of Economics, the Helsinki University of
Technology and the University of Art and Design Helsinki – Aalto University
opens up new possibilities for strong multi-disciplinary education and
research. The university's ambitious goal is to rank among the top
universities in the world in its areas of specialization. At Aalto, there
are 20,000 students and a staff of 4,500 including 340 professors. For
additional information see: http://www.aalto.fi/en/ 

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