[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoc position UC Davis

Stavros G. Vougioukas svougioukas at ucdavis.edu
Thu Sep 19 14:41:54 PDT 2013

The Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department of the University 
of California, Davis is seeking candidates with a Ph.D. in engineering 
or computer science for a full-time post-doctoral research associate in 
machine vision, mechatronics, automation and controls to conduct 
research and development in the area of high-speed manipulation of 
fragile objects, with application in fruit handling. This person will 
develop design concepts, software and hardware for real-time machine 
vision guided high-speed feature identification and precision motion 
control of fragile samples. The person will work as a member of a team 
that includes two faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students 
and a design/development engineer. The position is for a minimum of one 
year, with two additional years of support available contingent upon 
performance, mutual agreement.

A Ph.D. in mechanical, electrical, agricultural engineering, computer 
science or a closely related science discipline is required with a 
specific emphasis on mechatronics and controls. The applicant is 
expected to have a strong background -- with documented hands-on 
experience - in kinematics and dynamics, computer vision, image 
processing, motion control, sensing and control, and have good written 
and oral communication skills for manuscript preparation and scientific 
presentations in English. The applicant should demonstrate a commitment 
to work in a multi-disciplinary environment.

To apply for the position, please e-mail a cover letter, CV, description 
of participation in related projects, and names of three professional 
references to svougioukas at ucdavis.edu <mailto:svougioukas at ucdavis.edu> 
and dcs at ucdavis.edu <mailto:dcs at ucdavis.edu>.

Stavros G. Vougioukas
Assistant Professor
Biological and Agricultural Engineering
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-5270

Office: Bainer 3054; phone: (530) 752-1890
Lab: Bainer 1332; phone (530) 752-1439

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