[robotics-worldwide] Research Engineer grant in EU projects at ISR/IST, Lisbon

Pedro U. Lima pal at isr.ist.utl.pt
Fri Aug 2 01:19:28 PDT 2013

The Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR), a unit of the Laboratory of Robotics and Systems
Engineering in Science located at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), U. Lisbon, Portugal has
currently available 1 (one) research engineer grant.  We are seeking highly motivated researchers
to integrate the research team for the EU projects, coordinated by ISR/IST:

	- RoCKIn ("Robot Competitions Kick Innovation in Cognitive Systems and Robotics" - http://rockinrobotchallenge.eu) and 
	- MOnarCH ("Multi-Robot Cognitive Systems Operating in Hospitals" - http://monarch-fp7.eu).

The successful candidate will be developing work mainly focused on, but not limited to,:

* the extension of ISR/IST networked robot system to be used in the MOnarCH project, currently
composed of 10 IP cameras and several heterogeneous robots, to include new sensors and robots;

* the installation and set up of  test bed for bechmarking of domestic robots, that will be similar to the
one used in the RoCKIn at Home competitions.

* the support activities to all the experiments and field trials to be carried out within the MOnarCH
project, including the installation of equipment at some of the partners.

The successful candidate is expected to have at least a MSc in electrical engineering or related field, with
experience in one (or more) of the following areas:

* Mechatronics (electronic PCB design, CAD, electronic hardware programming, microcontrollers, …),
* Real-time programming,
* Networked robot systems programming.

The grant has a duration of 12 months, eventually renewable. It is expected to start on September 2013
and will include accident insurance and social security contributions.

The grantee will work with the Intelligent Robots and Systems group at ISR/IST (http://welcome.isr.ist.utl.pt/labs/irsgroup/),
and will also have the opportunity to work in close collaboration with all the other partners of both projects.

Applications should be sent to info at monarch-fp7.eu and must include

* a detailed CV, including a list of publications, 
* a brief statement about research interests, engineering skills and past experience, and motivation to join the project, and 
* the name and contact of 2 references. 

Applications will be open until September 15, 2013.

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