[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modelling and Control of Flexible/Multibody Dynamical Systems at the Autonomous Systems Lab, CSIRO, Brisbane

Alberto.Elfes at csiro.au Alberto.Elfes at csiro.au
Sun Nov 9 23:13:11 PST 2014

Position available: 3-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modelling and Control of Flexible/Multibody Dynamical Systems

Organization: Autonomous Systems Lab, CSIRO, Brisbane, Australia

Complete position announcement: http://csiro.nga.net.au/?jati=db61fd32-6b11-e478-c96b-8044211fa446


1. The position:

The CSIRO Autonomous Systems Lab in Brisbane, Australia is seeking a talented and dedicated recent (or very soon to be) PhD graduate with significant experience in modelling and control of multibody dynamical systems and/or dynamical systems with flexible structures. The successful candidate will work on a new project in the area of Flexible and Deformable Robots with the objective of designing autonomous robots that are capable of traversing complex 3D environments. Specifically, the Postdoc will (1) develop and implement computational dynamics modelling frameworks for robots characterised by many degrees of freedom, multibody dynamics and structural deformations, (2) develop and implement estimation, decision and control methodologies for deformable robots with uncertainties in sensing and estimation, (3) implement these methodologies on robotic test platforms and evaluate them through extensive field trials. The successful applicant for the prestigious CSIRO Office of the Chief Executive (OCE) Postdoctoral Fellowship will work with leaders in the field of science and receive personal development and learning opportunities.

The Autonomous Systems Lab at CSIRO has over 100 scientists and researchers, and is a world leader in its field. It develops foundational and applied research in robotics, distributed sensing and autonomous systems for a broad range of domains.

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australia’s national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research organisations in the world. Research spans five broad areas: information and communications; manufacturing, materials and minerals; environment; energy; and food, health and life science industries. CSIRO provides a highly innovative and dynamic research environment, and is positioned in the top 1% of global research institutions in 14 of 22 research fields and in the top 0.1% in four research fields.

2. Job details:

Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Salary: AUD 78,000 to AUD 88,000 plus up to 15.4% superannuation (pension fund)
Tenure: 3 years
Applications close: 30 November 2014 (11:30pm AEST)
Reference: Q14/03447
Applications are open to Australian Citizens, Permanent Residents and International Candidates. Relocation assistance will be provided if required.

3. Requirements:
To be considered the candidate will hold a PhD (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as electrical or mechanical engineering, computer science, robotics or applied physics. The candidate will also have:

(1) Demonstrated theoretical and applied experience in two or more of the key areas of advanced control theory; modelling, design and control of dynamical systems; multi-body dynamics; dynamics of  deformable systems; robust and stochastic control.
(2) Demonstrated experience in implementing and applying advanced estimation, decision and control methods and algorithms to real systems and platforms.
(3) Knowledge and experience in developing software systems.
(4) The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary research team, plus the motivation and discipline to carry out independent research.

Owing to terms of the fellowship, candidates must not have more than 3 years of prior relevant postdoctoral experience.

4. How to Apply:
Please visit the following URL to access CSIRO's online Job application portal:

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