[robotics-worldwide] Autonomous automobile research: multiple PostDoc and engineering positions open

Edwin Olson ebolson at umich.edu
Mon Jan 7 13:27:16 PST 2013


A new autonomous vehicle research effort is now underway at the University
of Michigan with the goal of developing technologies to support autonomous,
semi-autonomous, and active safety systems for full-sized automobiles. This
project is being led by Prof. Ryan Eustice and Prof. Edwin Olson, and is
seeking additional team members at the post-doc level and research engineer
positions. Positions are available immediately, and will remain open until
filled. The project duration is 2-3 years.

Post-doc positions: Applicants with a demonstrated research record in robot
perception, state estimation, mapping, motion planning, or a related field
are sought to help develop novel approaches. It is envisioned that most
applicants will have a PhD in computer science, though this is not a strict
requirement. Ideal applicants will have practical "hands-on"
system-building experience, including performance-sensitive software
development. The post-docs will also help mentor and supervise PhD students
on the project. Post-doc positions will provide significant opportunities
for career development, including research and publishing. Applicants
should clearly enunciate their career objectives, research interests, and
their current skills that are applicable to the project.

Research Engineer positions: We are also seeking engineering personnel who
will be focused on day-to-day software development,
software/electrical/mechanical integration, vehicle testing, etc. Ideal
applicants will have a demonstrated research record in robot perception,
state estimation, mapping, motion planning, or a related field and will
be be comfortable with one or more of the following: software development,
mechanical fabrication, circuit-board manufacturing/soldering/debugging,
EMI mitigation, Linux system administration, etc. Extensive debugging
skills and experience, as exemplified by other "real-world" robotics
projects, are highly valued. In most cases, applicants should have a solid
background in performance-sensitive software development. Applicants should
clearly enunciate their practical experience, and their current skills that
are applicable to the project. Positions are available for applicants at a
variety of levels, from BS to PhD, with commensurate salary.

To inquire about a position, please send a cover letter indicating what
type of position you are interested in, and a description of your
qualifications. All applicants should include a CV. Postdoc applicants
should include a research statement with links to recent publications;
Research Engineer applicants should do the same where applicable. Due to
the volume of applicants anticipated, we may not be able to individually
respond to each application. Applicants will be contacted regarding
interviews within three weeks of submission.

Please send materials to:
  ebolson at umich.edu   AND  eustice at umich.edu

With the subject line "NGV Application: [Post-doc or Engineer]".

Thanks!

-- 
Edwin Olson
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
http://april.eecs.umich.edu


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