[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Two PostDoc Positions at UC Berkeley

Ken Goldberg 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, 
see: http://cal-mr.berkeley.edu


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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