[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Two PostDoc Positions at UC Berkeley
goldberg at berkeley.edu
Sun Apr 26 16:20:11 PDT 2015
UC Berkeley is seeking two PostDoc researchers. Please see below for
details and application instructions.
1. Research Coordinator and Strategic Outreach for the new "People and
Robots" CITRIS Initiative at UC Berkeley.
Seeking a highly energetic, creative, and outgoing Postdoc with expertise
in robotics to play an active role in the new CITRIS People and Robots
initiative (announced April 2015). This multidisciplinary research
initiative spans four UC CITRIS campuses (UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC
Merced, and UC Santa Cruz) to catalyze new research in optimization,
robot learning, HRI, hardware, perception, and networking:
Approximately half-time working with Faculty Director Ken Goldberg and
grad students on research (50% effort) and approximately half-time on
strategy, outreach, and coordination among the 60 affiliated faculty,
sponsors, summarizing research, identifying opportunities for
collaboration, and extending public awareness via social media and events.
Applicants should have a PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering,
Mechanical Engineering, or a related field and have experience in robot
control and enthusiasm for outreach and social media.
2. Research Coordinator on Algorithms and Devices for Medical and Surgical
UC Berkeley's Center for Automation and Learning for Medical Robotics
(CAL-MR) seeks a Postdoc to lead research with Profs. Pieter Abbeel and
Ken Goldberg on automation and machine learning to improve medical and
surgical robotics, including novel automation and learning algorithms for
surgical sub-task automation, developing novel disposable sensors and
devices for surgical robotic platforms such as the da Vinci Research Kit
(DVRK) and Raven II to enable novel procedures, and developing innovative
treatment methodologies for cancer treatment using brachytherapy. The
position requires technical expertise in the fields of robotics, motion
planning, machine learning, and optimization. Applicants should have a PhD
in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a
related field and experience with Medical Robotics. For more information,
By 26 May 2015, please email:
1. Cover letter briefly describing your qualifications and career goals.
Clearly indicate if you applying for one or both positions.
2. Your CV and link to your website.
3. Names and contact information of three references.
4. If you’re available at ICRA in Seattle to meet with Profs. Pieter
Abbeel and Ken Goldberg Wed May 27, 6-7pm at the Sheraton Fountain Bar.
These documents should be submitted as a single pdf attachment with
Subject: ** Postdoc Application for CITRIS People and Robots Initiative
Please email to both:
Dr. Camille Crittenden, Deputy Director, CITRIS ccrittenden at citris-uc.org
Prof. Ken Goldberg goldberg at berkeley.edu
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