[robotics-worldwide] Post-Doc Position at Rice University

James McLurkin jmclurkin at rice.edu
Sat Mar 10 23:08:04 PST 2012


Post-Doc Position
Multi-Robot Systems Lab
Rice University
James McLurkin
jmclurkin at rice.edu


The Multi-Robot Systems Lab Rice University (http://mrsl.rice.edu)
is looking to hire a postdoctoral researcher to enhance
their research efforts in robotics.  Any strong candidate is welcome to 
apply, but there are two profiles that would mesh well with our current 
projects:

1. A candidate who is strong in algorithmic robotics; ideally with a 
background in distributed algorithms, graph algorithms, and 
computational geometry. This person would still need to be interested in 
grounded robotic problems, and be able to write software in addition to 
proofs.

2. A candidate who is strong in experimental robotics, perhaps with an 
interest in manipulation.  This person would be primarily responsible 
for developing algorithms and infrastructure for managing large-scale 
exploration experiments with at least 100 robots.  This will require 
proficiency in high-level distributed algorithm design and analysis, 
low-level programming in C/C++, and even the occasional use of a 
soldering iron.

Either type of candidate will have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a
related field and a strong enthusiasm for robotics work. We require 
excellent analytical skills, software engineering experience, and 
excellent writing skills.

The Multi-Robot Systems Lab is directed by Prof. James McLurkin and 
provides a stimulating working environment. Rice University consistently 
rated as one of the best places to work in academia.  The duration of 
the position is one year and can be renewed for a second year. 
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.  To apply, 
send a resume to James McLurkin (jmclurkin at rice.edu).


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