[robotics-worldwide] FW: Social Robotics Jobs opening at NTU IMI in Singapore

IMI Recruitment IMI-recruitment at ntu.edu.sg
Thu Oct 11 19:41:06 PDT 2012

Dear Robotics-Worldwide

Opening of several Research Fellow Positions at IMI in Singapore

Job Description:

The  Institute for  Media Innovation  (IMI  http://imi.ntu.edu.sg/) at
Nanyang Technological University  immediately invites applications for
Postdoc positions to work in  our leading research new media Institute
(IMI) in Singapore, in the following areas:

a.  Cognitive  models  for   interactive  virtual  humans  and  social
robots.  Particular  topics of  interest  are emotions,  relationship,
memory processes.

b. Interaction in 3D virtual worlds, groups and crowd simulation.

c. Physics  based simulation of  deformable surfaces and  volumes, for
medical applications.

Researchers  will  have  an  opportunity  to work  in  a  cutting-edge
interactive environment  with top equipment  as a new  immersive room,
real-time motion capture and several social robots.


The  position  requires  a  PhD  in  computer  science  or  a  related
area.  Experience in  3D interactive  graphics or  social  robotics as
evidenced by publications  and international conferences participation
is   a  must.   Strong  capacity   and  commitment   to   research  is
mandatory. High expertise  in C++ is required, as  well as proficiency
in Python or other  scripting language. Experience developing software
in team using source code management (e.g. git) is a plus.

Salaries  are   competitive  and  are  determined   according  to  the
successful     applicants'     accomplishments,     experience     and
qualifications. Singapore has  low income tax and a  postdoc is likely
to   pay  a   variable  income   tax  of   a  maximum   of   15%  (see

Please submit the following to imi-recruitment at ntu.edu.sg:
a. Curriculum vitae with photo
b. A brief research statement and description of past research experience
c. Two names and contacts of recommendation
d. Availability date
e. Salary expectation

Review  of applicants will  begin immediately  and continue  until the
positions   are   filled.    NTU   (http://www.ntu.edu.sg)   and   IMI
(http://imi.ntu.edu.sg/)  offer   vibrant  multidisciplinary  research
environment,  both  students  and  faculty  members enjoy  a  host  of
opportunities   for    research   collaboration   with   world-leading
universities  and  renowned institutes.  There  is  a strong  research
culture where  innovation and critical  enquiry are key  features, NTU
researchers are immersed in the best of work environment.

Prof. Nadia Magnenat Thalmann
Director of Institute of Media Innovation (IMI)
nadiathalmann at ntu.edu.sg
mobile +65 81981544
50 Nanyang Drive, #03-01, XFrontiers Block
Research Techno Plaza
Singapore 637553

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