[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD and Postdoctoral Positions at the AASS MR&O Lab, Orebro University, Sweden

Achim J. Lilienthal achim.j.lilienthal at gmail.com
Wed Nov 6 17:52:27 PST 2013


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**                   PhD and Postdoctoral Positions                     **
**      AASS Mobile Robotics and Olfaction Lab, Orebro University       **
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The AASS Mobile Robotics and Olfaction Lab (http://www.aass.oru.se/Research/mro)
at Orebro University, Sweden is looking for excellent senior research scientists
and Ph.D. students. The positions are briefly described below. For further
information please contact Achim J. Lilienthal (achim.lilienthal at oru.se).


Open Call for Postdoctoral Research Fellows (4 year positions)
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This opportunity is related to a new call in which Orebro University offers
several career-building research positions. The call addresses excellent
researchers who have obtained their Ph.D. during the last seven years and who
are interested in further developing research at the AASS Mobile Robotics and
Olfaction Lab and building up an own research group. If the performance goals
are met on completion of the four-year fellowship Orebro University will
initiate a process aiming to offer a position as senior lecturer. The position
will start in spring 2014.

As part of the application, candidates need to submit a research plan which
describes the link to the existing research environment. Please feel free to
contact Achim J. Lilienthal (achim.lilienthal at oru.se) to discuss integration of
your planned research into the AASS Mobile Robotics and Olfaction Lab. Further
information can be found at
http://www.oru.se/English/About-the-University/Vacancies/ (see "Postdoctoral
Research Fellows within Science, Technology, Business and Economics").


Postdoc / Ph.D. position in Mobile Robot Olfaction
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POSITIONS
We are searching for Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral researchers in the area
of mobile robot olfaction, which combines artificial olfaction - gas sensing
with artificial sensor systems - and mobile robotics. Applications for "gasbots"
include gas sensor networks and mobile robots for surveillance of landfill sites
(see http://aass.oru.se/Research/mro/gasbot/), monitoring of air pollution and
gas leak detection and localization.

PREREQUISITES

In addition to a strong interest in the topic, a solid theoretical background
and excellent programming skills, applicants should also have the equivalent of
a Master's / Ph.D. degree in a relevant field (e.g., Physics, Applied
Mathematics, Robotics, Computer Science, etc). Experience in Robotics, AI
Planning and/or Classical Mechanics is a plus. Proficiency in written/spoken
English is mandatory.

APPLICATION

To apply for the position, please send a motivation letter along with an updated
CV (including at least two academic references) by e-mail to Achim J. Lilienthal
(achim.lilienthal at oru.se). Applications can be sent immediately and will be
considered until the position is fixed.

PREREQUISITES AND APPLICATION PROCESS:
Applicants should have a PhD in Robotics or a related field and of course
dedication and a strong interest in the particular topic. In addition, the
successful candidates should have a solid theoretical background and excellent
programming skills (preferably C++). Previous experience in the relevant field
is a plus. It is not necessary to be familiar with the Swedish language, but
proficiency in written/spoken English is mandatory.

To apply for the position, please send the following documents in PDF format to
Achim J. Lilienthal (e-mail: achim.lilienthal at oru.se) with the subject line "PhD
Position MRO" or respectively "Postdoc Position MRO":
- a one page letter that describes the suitability of the respective candidate,
- an updated curriculum vitae (CV) including at least two references (names and
contact details),
- a full list of publications,
- copies of the three most relevant publications (for postdoc applications only).

CLOSING DATE:
Applications can be sent immediately and will be considered until the position
is filled.


THE RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT:
The University of Orebro is a young university currently enrolling some 17.000
students (see http://www.oru.se for details) located in the city of Orebro,
which has 107.000 inhabitants and is situated in central Sweden (at 59°16'N
15°13'E; more information can be found, for example, at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orebro).

AASS (Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems) is a multi-disciplinary research centre
which combines ideas from different fields including machine learning and
artificial intelligence, computer vision, computer science, and measurement
technology to create mobile robots and other autonomous sensor systems. The
research and human environment at AASS is young, enthusiastic, and international.

The Mobile Robotics and Olfaction Lab is one of two research groups within AASS.
The focus is on perception systems for mobile robots. Our goal is to advance the
theoretical and practical foundations that allow mobile robots to operate in an
unconstrained, dynamic environment. The approaches that we develop address
real-world needs and are typically characterized by fusion of different sensor
modalities. Where possible, the results of our research work are timely
integrated in industrial demonstrators. Currently, the Mobile Robotics and
Olfaction Lab has a staff of 15 PhD students and 12 senior researchers. Further
information can be found at http://www.aass.oru.se/Research/mro.


LINKS:
Contact Person:   
  Prof. Achim J. Lilienthal,
  e-mail: achim.lilienthal at oru.se,
  Web page: http://www.aass.oru.se/Research/mro/amll.html
  
Mobile Robotics and Olfaction Lab:
  http://www.aass.oru.se/Research/mro/index.html

AASS:
  http://www.aass.oru.se

Orebro University
  http://www.oru.se


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