[robotics-worldwide] [CASIR Project] Provisional call for Post-Doctoral Fellowship Position - Deadline Extension

João Filipe Ferreira jfilipe at isr.uc.pt
Tue Jun 11 10:23:24 PDT 2013

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A position for a post-doctoral fellowship is to open soon for the CASIR
project (short title - Coordinated Attention for Social Interaction with
Robots), funded by the Portuguese foundation for Science and Technology
(FCT) and the European Commission via the COMPETE Programme (FCT Contract
PTDC/EEI-AUT/3010/2012), depending on the quality of candidate applications.


Provisional applications should be sent no later than 31st July (extended
deadline), 2013, for pre-evaluation. For more information on the project and
the position, please read the text transcribed below, visit the project’s
site at http://mrl.isr.uc.pt/projects/casir, and/or send an e-mail to the
project’s Principal Investigator: João Filipe Ferreira (jfilipe at isr.uc.pt).


The CASIR project’s Principal Investigator,

João Filipe Ferreira, PhD

Invited Assistant Professor


Mobile Robotics Lab • Institute of Systems and Robotics
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department • University of Coimbra
Pinhal de Marrocos • Pólo II • 3030-290 COIMBRA • PORTUGAL
Tel.: +351 239 796 303
E-mail:  <mailto:jfilipe at isr.uc.pt> jfilipe at isr.uc.pt
 <http://www2.isr.uc.pt/~jfilipe> http://www2.isr.uc.pt/~jfilipe



One (1) Post-Doctoral Fellowship Position



A single position for a Post-Doc Fellowship depending on the quality of the
candidates, will open soon, in the following terms:


Scientific area: Electronic Engineering and Computer Sciences - Automation,
Control and Robotics


Prerequisites: A MSc (MSc fellowship) or PhD degree (Post-Doctoral
fellowship) in Electronic Engineering, Computer Sciences or similar.
Preference is given to candidates with strong background in probability
theory and computer programming.


Work plan: The Candidate will be responsible for driving the main research
efforts of the Project, in coordination with the Project Team and under the
supervision of the Project's Principal Investigator, ensuring the successful
implementation of the Project's Overall Plan and the fulfillment of the
scientific and technical aspects of its Milestones (for more information,
please refer to http://mrl.isr.uc.pt/projects/casir).


Location: The work plan will be executed at the Mobile Robotics Laboratory (
<http://mrl.isr.uc.pt/> http://mrl.isr.uc.pt), Institute of Systems and
Robotics ( <http://www.isr.uc.pt/> http://www.isr.uc.pt), under the
scientific advising of Professor Jorge Miranda Dias and co-advising of Dr.
João Filipe Ferreira.


Temporal span: The Fellowship corresponds to a 12-month contract, expectedly
starting in August 2013, and conditionally renewable for an additional two
(2) 6-month periods (limited by the duration of the Project), depending on
the Candidate's performance.


Scholarship remuneration: For details on sponsored stipend values for each
of the Fellowships, please refer to


Candidate selection: The Candidate will be selected according to the
following criteria: (1) CV evaluation and (2) interview, with a 50% weight
for each component.


Jury: Prof. Jorge Miranda Dias, Prof. Jorge Lobo, Dr. João Filipe Ferreira


Result notification: The final evaluation results will be sent to all
applicants via e-mail.


Applications and relevant dates: To disclose soon.

Applicants should submit official documents necessary to confirm the
required degree, a detailed CV, and a motivational letter, preferably
delivered in electronic format to the following address:
<mailto:jfilipe at isr.uc.pt> jfilipe at isr.uc.pt (João Filipe Ferreira)


Alternatively, candidates may send their application either in person to the
address mentioned below between 2 and 4 PM, or sent via regular mail to:
João Filipe Ferreira; Instituto de Sistemas e Robótica, Departamento de
Engenharia Electrotécnica e de Computadores, Universidade de Coimbra, Pinhal
de Marrocos - Polo II, 3030 COIMBRA - Portugal. However, if the candidate
opts for these alternatives, the application must arrive until 5 PM of the
day in which the call closes.


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