[robotics-worldwide] Postdoc position at ACFR, University of Sydney

Ian Manchester ian.manchester at sydney.edu.au
Wed Nov 28 20:42:33 PST 2012

Postdoctoral Research Associate/Research Fellow at Australian Centre
for Field Robotics, University of Sydney
REFERENCE NO. 1817/1112

The Postdoctoral Research Associate (level A) / Research Fellow (level
B) position is hosted at the Australian Centre for Field Robotics
(ACFR) and the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Engineering. The ACFR is one of the largest robotics research
institutes in the world, with approximately 130 members. The ACFR
performs fundamental research on perception, control, modelling,
learning, and systems engineering and has strong industry and
scientific collaborations in sectors including mining, commercial
aviation, agriculture, defence, and underwater mapping and

You will work on a joint Australian Research Council funded project
with Dr Ian Manchester at the University of Sydney and with Prof
Alexandre Megretski of MIT, USA, that is focusing on convex
optimisation methods for data-driven modelling and control of dynamic
systems. You will participate in theoretical and algorithmic
developments that are central to the project. Current applications
include modelling of live neurons in culture, experiment design for
model-based medicine, control of walking robots, and several
engineering applications of nonlinear system identification and model

The position is full-time fixed term for two years and is subject to
the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees.
Further offer of up to one year may be available subject to need,
funding and performance. The level of appointment will be commensurate
with qualifications and experience.

Remuneration package: $92K-$104K p.a. including $78K-$88K base salary,
leave loading and up to 17% superannuation. Some support towards
relocation and visa sponsorship will be available for the successful
appointee if required.

Visit http://sydney.edu.au/positions and search by the reference
number (1817/1112) for more information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 20 December 2012 (11:30pm Sydney time)

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