[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoc Position at the University of Bonn

Cyrill Stachniss cyrill.stachniss at igg.uni-bonn.de
Mon Aug 24 12:37:06 PDT 2015

Postdoc Position at the University of Bonn

The lab for photogrammetry at the University of Bonn headed by Cyrill Stachniss is seeking for a highly qualified and motivated postdoc in the area of autonomous robots and visual perception. 


We seek for an outstanding researcher with a PhD degree in computer science, geodesy, or a related engineering discipline with a background in robotics, navigation, perception, photogrammetry, or computer vision. Candidates are envisioned to conduct independent top-level research and at the same time contribute to ongoing projects on robot navigation, micro aerial vehicles, precision farming, or industrial robotics. Programming skills in C++ are important and expertise in working with real robotic systems is expected. The successful candidate will also be involved in teaching activities in courses on photogrammetry and robotics. International candidates are encouraged to apply. Very good knowledge of English is a prerequisite, the knowledge of the German language is welcome but not a strict requirement.


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

1) Cover letter briefly describing their background and career plans 
2) CV and a scanned copy of the PhD certificate
3) Link to the own research web-site and PhD thesis
4) Date of availability
5) Names and contact information for two reference letters

All documents should be submitted by September 15 via email as a single pdf file smaller than 10 MB to Cyrill Stachniss (cyrill.stachniss at igg.uni-bonn.de) with the email subject line: POSTDOC APPLICATION 


The lab is headed by Cyrill Stachniss and is concerned with techniques for visual perception and photogrammetry, mobile robots and autonomous navigation, as well as state estimation and learning in the context of mobile robotics. In the past, the lab members developed several innovative approaches for mobile robot navigation and for photogrammetric applications. This includes techniques for learning two- and three-dimensional maps, exploration, outdoor-navigation with rovers and mapping with multi-copters. The lab participates in various national and international projects funded by the German Research Foundation and the European Commission. Currently, around 60% of the PhD students of the lab are international students from outside Germany.


Bonn is a city on the banks of the river Rhine in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia with a population of 311,000. The city has been founded in the first century BC as a Roman settlement and it is one of Germany's oldest cities. Bonn has an oceanic climate and due to its location few kilometers south of the Cologne basin valley, it belongs to one of Germany's warmest regions along the Rhine. Bonn is located around 25 km south of Cologne. A visual impression of Bonn can be found here: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/24/General_view_over_bonn.jpg (from Wikipedia)


The position is a full-time position payed according to the German TVL E13 payment scheme. 


* Photogrammetry Lab: http://www.ipb.uni-bonn.de

* University of Bonn: http://www.uni-bonn.de

* Bonn, Germany: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonn

* Salary calculator (in German): http://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/tv-l/west/



Prof. Dr. Cyrill Stachniss
Department of Photogrammetry
University of Bonn
Nussallee 15
53115 Bonn

Email: cyrill.stachniss at igg.uni-bonn.de
Secretary: +49 228 73 2713 
Direct: +49 228 73 2714 
Fax: +49 228 73 2712 
Web: http://www.ipb.uni-bonn.de/stachniss/

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