[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Immediate Post-Doc position available @ PRISMA Lab in Naples

Bruno Siciliano siciliano at unina.it
Sat Sep 13 11:06:30 PDT 2014

Dear Roboticists around the World,

below please find the post for an *immediate Post-Doc position* 
available in my team. If you are interested and are attending IROS in 
Chicago, please send an email for a possible meeting with either 
Vincenzo Lippiello (Mon 15 - Wed 17) or myself (Wed 17 - Fri 19).

Best regards,

Bruno Siciliano

The *PRISMA Lab *at the *University of Naples Federico II *is seeking to 
recruit *junior/senior postdoctoral research fellows *that will have a 
key research role in the following area:

*Robotic dynamic manipulation especially focused on non-prehensile 
manipulation of rigid and non-rigid objects*

The successful candidates will conduct their research at the PRISMA Lab 
on the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant (AdG) project on 
the theme of “RObotic DYnamic MAnipulation”. The ERC AdGs are the most 
prestigious grants awarded at the European level. The goal of RoDyMan 
project (www.rodyman.eu) is the derivation of a unified framework for 
non-prehensile manipulation, where the mobile nature of the robotic 
system and the manipulation of non-rigid or deformable objects will be 
explicitly taken into account. We are looking for highly-motivated young 
scientists with a background and PhD in robotics and a well-established 
publication record in one or more of these respective areas:

- Nonlinear control
- Hybrid dynamic systems
- Robotic manipulation
- Modelling of mechanical systems

Strong competencies in C/C++ programming and MATLAB are essential.

Qualified potential applicants holding a PhD degree should provide the 
following material:

1) Cover letter briefly describing their background and career plans

2) CV

3) Link to their research web-site

4) A list of the top 5 publications in Robotic Dynamic Manipulation or 
related areas

5) Date of availability

6) Names and contact information of at least two references

All documents should be submitted via email as a single compressed/pdf 
file to Prof. *Bruno Siciliano *siciliano at unina.it 
<mailto:siciliano at unina.it>with the subject: POSTDOC CANDIDATE (RoDyMan).

*About PRISMA Lab*

University of Naples Federico II is the third oldest university in Italy 
and the oldest public university in Europe. The School of Engineering, 
with a population of 11,000 students, is the oldest in Italy and has 
recently celebrated its second centennial since the foundation by King 
Gioacchino Murat in 1811. The PRISMA team operates in the Department of 
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, where since almost 30 
years is conducting research in robotics. Current interests include 
force control, visual servoing, dual-arm/hand manipulation, human-robot 
interaction, service robotics, and aerial robotics. The team has gained 
world-wide recognition and is currently engaged in six projects 
supported by the European Community. See www.prisma.unina.it 
<http://www.prisma.unina.it/>for further information.

*About Naples*

Naples is the third largest city in Italy, and is the capital of the 
Campania region. World-known for its rich history, art, culture, 
architecture, music, and gastronomy, Naples is a lively, exciting and 
bustling city situated on the southwest coast in a gorgeous gulf, and is 
surrounded by attractive tourist and archaeological sites such as Capri, 
Ischia, Amalfi Coast, Pompei, Ercolano, Mount Vesuvius. See 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naplesfor further information.

*Salary and Duration*

The positions are full time and will be paid according to the current 
Italian scheme. Salary will be determined depending on the level of 
experience and research seniority of the individual candidate. Positions 
will remain open until a suitable number of strongly qualified 
candidates are selected.

prof bruno siciliano
IEEE fellow, ASME fellow, IFAC fellow
past president IEEE robotics & automation society
chair of automation engineering study course
dipartimento di ingegneria elettrica e tecnologie dell'informazione
universita' di napoli federico II
via claudio 21, 80125 napoli, italy
tel +39 0817683179
mob +39 368605665
email siciliano at unina.it
skype bsiciliano

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