[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoc position in Multi-Robot Systems at Kassel University, Germany

Kurt Geihs geihs at uni-kassel.de
Tue Nov 18 06:07:58 PST 2014

We kindly ask you to forward this job offer to potential candidates.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Distributed 
Systems Group (http://www.vs.uni-kassel.de) at Kassel University in 
Kassel/Germany. We are seeking a highly qualified postdoctoral 
researcher with strong interests in one or more of the following 
research areas:
- teamwork in multi-robot systems,
- collaborative vehicles,
- multi-agent systems,
- machine-learning for autonomous robots,
- self-organizing systems.
Outstanding candidates in other related areas of computer science will 
also be considered.

The position involves independent research and teaching as well as 
project management activities and team leadership. Candidates should be 
motivated to work at the intersection of robotics and distributed 
systems. A PhD degree in Computer Science or a related field is 
required. Applicants will be expected to have a proven track record with 
strong publications in relevant areas as well as excellent 
organizational and coordination skills. Practical experiences with 
robots is a plus.

The Distributed Systems Group is dedicated to teaching and research in 
areas such as multi-robot systems, collective adaptive systems, and 
socially-aware design of IT systems. Application scenarios for our 
robotics activities are RoboCup soccer, exploration of unknown 
territory, and collaborative vehicles. Our soccer robots team Carpe 
Noctem, currently the only German team in the RoboCup Mid Size League, 
competes successfully in international RoboCup championships. The 
research group collaborates with numerous national and international 
partners. It is closely associated with ITeG - the interdisciplinary 
scientific center for IT design.

Kassel University offers a broad spectrum of academic disciplines and 
has about 24000 students. The university is well known for promoting and 
conducting truly interdisciplinary research. The city of Kassel is 
located in the center of Germany and features excellent traffic 
connections by high-speed trains, major highways, and near-by airports. 
Kassel offers a very rich set of cultural attractions, including the 
famous Bergpark, a Unesco World Heritage site, and the Documenta, the 
world-wide leading exhibition of modern and contemporary art.

Please apply by email to Prof. Geihs (geihs at uni-kassel.de). Applications 
should include a curriculum vitae, in PDF format, giving full details of 
qualifications and experience, together with the names of two referees.

Application deadline: January 15, 2015
Initial duration of the contract: 3 years, extension possible
Start date: April 2015

For further information about this position, please contact Prof. Geihs 
(geihs at uni-kassel.de).


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