[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD and Post Doc Position at LTU, Sweden

George Nikolakopoulos george.nikolakopoulos at ltu.se
Wed Dec 9 23:14:56 PST 2015


Dear Robotics Community,

I would like to kindly inform you on the following PhD and Post-Doc positions at my Robotics Group @Luleå University of Technology, Sweden.

Kind Regards,
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George Nikolakopoulos
Associate Professor (Biträdande Professor, Docent)
Luleå University of Technology
Control Engineering Group
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering
Email: geonik at ltu.se<mailto:geonik at ltu.se>
SE-97187 Luleå, SWEDEN
Tel: 0920-49 1298
URL: www.gnikolak.com<http://www.gnikolak.com>
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PhD student in Automatic Control
Luleå University of Technology, Luleå Sweden
Ref: 2989-2015
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The Control Engineering Group (CEG) at the Department of Computer Science and Electrical and Space Engineering is now looking for a PhD student contributing to our growing activities in the area of inspection robotics in aerospace applications, as part of the H2020 FET Research project “An Advanced Methodology for the Inspection and Quantification of Damage on Aerospace Composites and Metals using an Innovative Approach - COMPINNOVA”, which considers the topic of design, development and control of a vortex climbing robot for damage inspection in the hull of airplanes.

Research topic:
The research topic is in the area of Robotics and Automatic Control. More specifically, the research will focus on novel techniques for designing, developing and controlling heavy-duty vortex robots. The research task involves mathematical modeling of the robot, CAD design of the proposed mechanical structure, electromechanical implementation and extensive evaluation, control design and extended experimental evaluation of the robot in small and large scale setups. Advanced knowledge of automatic control and fundamental principles in robotics is a must, while significant experience in CAD software and pneumatic circuits/negative pressure mechanical concepts is also considered as a plus.

Tasks:
The candidate will perform research with substantial experimental components that should be published in peer-reviewed international journals and at major conferences. The position will include supervision of MSc students, Teaching Assistant tasks and support in acquire funding for future research projects from research funding agencies/councils, EU framework program or industry. The candidate will need to represent the group in different occasions, both in Sweden and abroad, to have an excellence in speaking English.

Qualifications:
General eligibility as specified in Section 39 of Chapter 9 of the Higher Education Ordinance along with a M.Sc degree with specialization and excellent grades in automatic control. We look for candidates with a strong interest and preferably experience in the specific research areas. Candidates should be good team players with a good mastering of the English language both orally and in writing.

Information:
For further information please contact Associate Prof. George Nikolakopoulos +46 920 491298, geonik at ltu.se<mailto:geonik at ltu.se>
Application Portal: http://web103.reachmee.com/ext/I003/583/job?site=6&lang=UK&validator=e4575239eb8c0828707e2b716f86c5f8&ihelper=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ltu.se%2Fltu%2FLediga-jobb&job_id=1709

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Post Doctor in Automatic Control and Robotics
Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden
Ref: 3018-2015
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The Control Engineering Group (CEG) at the department of Computer Science and Electrical and Space Engineering in now looking for a Post Doctor contributing to our growing activities in Robotics for a 1+1 year funded position. The CEG group is heavily involved in a large amount of National and European research grants in this area spanning from UAVs, UGVs to Biologically inspired Robotics and Bioprosthetics.

Research topic:
The research topic is in the area of Robotics and Automatic Control. More specifically, the position will involve dense research activities in the area of designing, experimenting and theoretical control development in the area of UAVs and UGVs. Specific research topics include: Design, development and control of collaborative aerial and ground agents, Collaborative formation and scenario accomplishment, Collaborative vision for robotics, Decentralized task execution and overall mission planning, Visual Servoing, Quaternion control design, Aerial Manipulation with extensions to aerial co-manipulation, Aerial Vision for manipulation, Networked Control, Switching Reconfigurable Control, Collaborative mapping and exploration, Field Robotics.

Tasks:
The candidate will perform research with a substantial theoretical and experimental components that should be published in peer-reviewed major international journals and at major conferences. The position will include supervision of MSc and PhD students, and to acquire funding for future research projects from research funding agencies/councils, EU framework program or industry. The candidate will need to represent the group in different occasions both in Sweden and abroad. Perfect scientific skills with excellence in real life experimentation, former experience in Basic Research funded grants and successful track record in fund raising, as well as perfect communication and management skills are considered as a strong plus. Finally, a former PhD in aerial robotics or related area with the presented research topics is also considered as a plus. The position might also involve teaching, seminars and presentations. As a Post Doctor, you work actively and independent in relation to ongoing research projects.
We are looking for a candidate who can contribute to activities at the CEG and work in close collaboration with the senior researchers at the research group.

Qualifications:
To qualify for employment as a Post Doctor, you must have a PhD, or doctoral degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a doctorate or doctoral degree. Priority will be given to candidates who have completed their PhD within three years prior to the application deadline. If there are special circumstances, the PhD can have been completed earlier. Special circumstances mean leave due to illness, parental leave, clinical practice, trade union duties or other similar circumstances. Applicants who are very close to finish a PhD are also encouraged to apply.

To be eligible for the position a doctoral degree in Automatic Control or equivalent is a must.

Information:
For further information please contact Associate Prof. George Nikolakopoulos +46 920-491298, geonik at ltu.se<mailto:geonik at ltu.se>

Union representatives: SACO-S Daina Dagis, +46 920-493880, daina.dagis at ltu.se<mailto:daina.dagis at ltu.se> or OFR-S Lars Frisk, +46 920-491792 lars.frisk at ltu.se<mailto:lars.frisk at ltu.se>

Application:
The application should include a cv, personal letter and copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish. Mark your application with the provided reference. The application link is located at the bottom of the following URL:

http://web103.reachmee.com/ext/I003/583/job?site=6&lang=UK&validator=e4575239eb8c0828707e2b716f86c5f8&ihelper=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ltu.se%2Fltu%2FLediga-jobb&job_id=1717

The application should include:
- A detailed cv with list of publication and full description of all the scientific merits of the candidate
- A Research Statement with respect to the described reserach topics
- List of successful grant applications or participation in research projects (if applicable)
- List of 2 persons that could provide recommendation for the candidate

Reference number: 3018-2015
Application deadline: 2015-12-20PhD


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