[robotics-worldwide] JHU-APL - Autonomous Systems Research Lead position

Edward Tunstel tunstel at ieee.org
Fri Mar 22 15:40:34 PDT 2013

Dear robotics-worldwide:

I would like to request posting of the job listing indicated below for
a autonomy/robotics research position at JHU-APL.

Thank you for your consideration,


Edward Tunstel, Ph.D., FIEEE
Senior Roboticist
Robotics & Autonomous Systems Group
Research & Exploratory Development Dept.

JHU Applied Physics Laboratory
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD 20723
Office: 443-778-9740
   Fax: 443-778-1379
E-mail: Edward.Tunstel at jhuapl.edu


The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a
national leader in scientific research and development, located midway
between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking an Autonomous Systems
Research Lead to assume a top technical role to identify new
scientific approaches and engage with academic institutions to solve
some of the challenges for the integration of autonomy into unmanned
vehicles, and to develop new approaches and identify funding
opportunities for autonomous systems research.

In this role as the Autonomous Systems Research Lead, you will
conceive, develop, and contribute to research supporting existing and
new autonomous systems research projects.

In addition, you will provide support of current efforts in autonomous
manipulation and mobility, to include supporting the application and
extension of autonomy algorithms for control and coordinated tasking
of multiple cooperating unmanned vehicles performing complex missions.

As the Lead Researcher, you will also support sponsor engagement and
development of proposals for future projects and programs.

The successful candidate will possess a PhD in Computer Science,
Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field, plus 5 years of
expertise in research related to autonomy, artificial intelligence
and/or robotics, and demonstrated records of presentations and
publications in the field.  It is desired that the candidate will also
possess a demonstrated capability to attract funding, expertise and
interaction with DoD sponsors on unmanned platforms (UGV, UAS).

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security clearance
investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified
information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.

*** To apply, visit our Career Site @ www.jhuapl.edu/employment and
search for job number 04167.

APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal
vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational
assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents,
and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For
more information about our organization, please visit our web site at

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