[robotics-worldwide] Multiple Positions in Robotics/Vision/Learning at U. Innsbruck

Justus-bulk at Piater.name Justus-bulk at Piater.name
Thu Jan 5 06:56:04 PST 2012

Multiple Positions in Robotics/Vision/Learning at U. Innsbruck

The research group in Intelligent and Interactive Systems
(https://iis.uibk.ac.at/), founded in 2010 by Prof. Justus Piater, has
multiple openings at the doctoral and post-doctoral levels.

* Our Opportunities

- Positions funded by the EU-FP-ICT "Cognitive Systems, Interaction
  and Robotics" projects Xperience (http://www.xperience.org/) and
  IntellAct (http://www.intellact.eu/)

- Non-permanent university research staff positions with minor
  teaching requirements

For both types of positions, we seek candiates in the following areas:

- robotic grasping and manipulation using one or two dextrous hands
- computer vision and haptic sensing for robotic grasping and manipulation
- robot learning by demonstration and exploration
- generalization of manipulation skills based on object parts and shapes
- extraction of generic knowledge from sensorimotor experience

Postdoctoral researchers are expected to assume active roles in
project leadership and supervision of junior researchers.

Salaries are internationally competitive and commensurate with
qualification and experience.

* Your Profile

Applicants for a postdoctoral position should have earned, or be about
to earn, a doctoral degree in a relevant area, possess a strong
publication record commensurate with experience, and have demonstrated
strengths in areas related to the above research topics, such as:

- robotic grasping or manipulation
- force/impedance robot control
- statistical machine learning
- probabilistic modeling and inference
- computer vision

Applicants for a doctoral studentship should have earned, or be about
to earn, an M.Sc. degree or equivalent in a relevant area, possess an
excellent academic record, and have demonstrated prior achievements in
any of the above areas.

All applicants should possess good written and oral communication
skills in English, a strong mathematical background, and programming
experience in C++ and other languages.  Enthusiasm for leading-edge
research, a team spirit and independent problem-solving skills are

* The University of Innsbruck, Austria

The history of the University of Innsbruck dates back to 1669. It
offers a complete set of academic curricula and currently counts 28000
students. Founded in 2001, the Department of Computer Science is
highly active in diverse research domains, and is internationally very
well connected.

Innsbruck is home to 35000 students who imprint a distinctive,
international student atmosphere upon this beautiful city of 120000.
Beautifully located in the Tyrolean Alps, on the Inn river and
surrounded by peaks of up to 2718m, Innsbruck offers outstanding
opportunities and quality of life all around the year.

* How to Apply

All interested applicants should send a letter of motivation, a
curriculum vitae including URLs of theses and dissertations, scanned
transcripts and diplomas, and contact information of at least two
references as a single PDF file to Justus.Piater at uibk.ac.at.  In
addition, post-doctoral applicants should include a list of
publications and URLs of 2-3 selected publications.

Applications for non-permanent university research staff positions
must be received by February 22, 2012.  Otherwise, applications will
be considered as they are received, until all positions are filled.

Intelligent and Interactive Systems
Institute of Computer Science
University of Innsbruck, Austria

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