[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdocs/Interns in Haptics/Telerobotics at Disney Research

Günter Niemeyer gunter.niemeyer at disneyresearch.com
Wed Feb 19 14:34:36 PST 2014


 Job Opportunities for Postdoctoral Researchers and Lab Associates (Interns)
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Disney Research is continuing to invest and expand its research work in
HAPTICS and TELEROBOTICS.  We are hiring both post-doctoral and lab
associate (intern) positions in the Haptics/HCI and Telerobotics groups in
Pittsburgh, PA and Los Angeles, CA.


REQUIRED SKILLS/AREAS OF RESEARCH
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We are seeking talented and enthusiastic candidates with relevant research
experience.  For HCI, this should include knowledge about
 - designing and authoring haptic content,
 - sound/video analysis,
 - feature extraction techniques.
For telerobotics, this may include experience with
 - force sensing/feedback,
 - supervisory/shared control architectures,
 - multi-modal feedback,
 - robot control systems, manipulation,
 - physical human-robot interactions.
Other related areas will also be considered.  In all cases, candidates
should be able to work with electronics, sensors, actuators, or smart
materials.  CAD design and programming experience in C/C++ is encouraged.
 Fluency in written and spoken English is required.


JOB DESCRIPTION
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A Postdoctoral Researcher position has an initial term of one to two years
with possible extension.  The researcher will build a research portfolio
that includes projects led by a Senior Researcher, as well as smaller
self-initiated projects.  A Lab Associate position varies from 3 to 6
months with similar, but lighter, responsibilities. These responsibilities
include, but are not limited to:
 - Conduct research directed by and in collaboration with an assigned
Senior Researcher.
 - Present research problems, plans, and results.
 - Document research in internal reports, peer-reviewed publications, and
patent applications.
 - Work with Disney's businesses to transfer research results.
 - Provide expert consulting to various business units of The Walt Disney
Company.


ABOUT DISNEY RESEARCH
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Disney Research is a network of research laboratories combining the best of
academia and industry.  The family of labs consists of Disney Research,
Pittsburgh (co-located with Carnegie Mellon University); Disney Research,
Zurich (co-located with The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology/ETH);
Disney Research, Boston; Disney Research, Los Angeles (co-located with Walt
Disney Imagineering); Walt Disney Animation Studios Research; and the Pixar
Research Group.  These research labs partner with each of the business
units of The Walt Disney Company to work on a broad range of commercially
important challenges.  Engagement with the global research community is
encouraged, and publication is viewed as a principal mechanism for quality
control.  Disney Research honors Walt Disney's legacy of innovation by
exploring novel technologies, and our research has applications that are
experienced by millions of people around the globe.


APPLICATION PROCESS
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Please see http://www.disneyresearch.com/careers/ and apply by email to
careers at disneyresearch.com using HAPTICS/HCI-PA-2014 or
TELEROBOTICS-LA-2014 in the subject line.  The email should include a
current CV along with a cover letter detailing your area of specialization.
 We also request a link to or copy of representative papers.  Later in the
review process, we will request appropriate letters of reference.


Gunter Niemeyer and Ali Israr
Disney Research


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