[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Post-Doc position in novel embedded visual sensors at CNRS-Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France

Stéphane Viollet stephane.viollet at univ-amu.fr
Fri Feb 28 07:32:03 PST 2014

The Biorobotics Research Team, Institute of Movement Sciences (ISM, Joint research unit CNRS - Aix-Marseille University, France, http://www.ism.univ-amu.fr) invites applications for a Post-Doc position in Biorobotics for the duration of 18 months. The salary ranges between 23’520 and 27’600 Euro per year (between 1’960 and 2’300 euros, net salary after social taxes), depending on work experience.
Research Environment:
The position on offer is embedded into an excellent interdisciplinary environment with intensive contacts to various facilities (brand new flying arena, quadcopters) in the framework of the IRIS project (ANR funding, www.iris-sensors.eu). The project consortium comprises three research labs (CEA, LEAD and ISM) and one private company (Novadem) which bring together strong expertise in the field of new imaging technologies, Bio-inspired sensors and visual processing, Sensory Systems and autonomous aerial robots.
 Task Overview:
The successful candidate will be integrated in the Biorobotics research team and involved in a very challenging project concerning the development of a new generation of hyperacute visual sensors able to locate in 3D a target with a high accuracy and a very fast dynamics. The performances of the visual sensors will be assessed on an aerial robotic platform (quadcopter) developed at ISM (X4-MaG platform, http://www.gipsa-lab.fr/projet/RT-MaG/) in the brand new flying arena equipped with 17 VICON cameras.
What do we expect?
Accordingly, your English communication skills should be very good. You should hold a M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering, Technical Computer Science, Physics or in a related field. Additionally, you should have strong mathematical skills and a background in signal processing and programming close to hardware (C, C++ in embedded systems). Experience in robotics, optics and control as well as in the design of electronic circuits will be beneficial. Similarly, practical experience in MATLAB/Simulink will be beneficial.
What do we offer?
We offer a Post-Doc position for 18 months to do research in a stimulating environment with excellent facilities for engineering and programming work in robotics as well as in embedded systems (e.g. different software development environments, fast prototyping tools such as RT-MaG toolbox, dSpic blockset for Simulink, CAD development tools for PCB-design and the design of mechanical parts, complete tool chain from CAD/CAM to production, access to an excellent mechanical workshop, and the aerial robotic platform X4-MaG). You will have the opportunity to interact there with researchers from a wide range of disciplines comprising computer science, engineering, biology, and robotics.
How to apply?
For further inquiries about the project, please contact: Dr. Stéphane Viollet (stephane.viollet at univ-amu.fr).
Your application should comprise a letter outlining your academic education and past research, your motivation for this position and your specific experience (max. 2 pages), CV and transcripts as well as contact details of 2-3 referees. Please submit your application in a single pdf file via e-mail to Dr. Stéphane Viollet (http://www.ism.univmed.fr/viollet/). Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
The Aix-Marseille university (www.univ-amu.fr) welcomes applications from women. This is particularly true with regard both to academic and technical positions in Information Technology.

Stéphane Viollet
CNRS Researcher
Head of the Biorobotics research group

UMR 7287 Institut des Sciences du Mouvement
CP 910
163, avenue de Luminy
F-13288 Marseille Cedex 09
Tel : (33).(0)
web: http://www.ism.univmed.fr/viollet/

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