[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Post-Doc positions @ PRISMA Lab in Naples, Italy

Bruno Siciliano siciliano at unina.it
Thu Feb 19 07:06:16 PST 2015

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 

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 are 
explicitly taken into account.

We are looking for highly-motivated young scientists with a background 
and PhD in automatic control and/or robotics and a well-established 
publication record in one or more of these respective areas:

   - Analysis and control of nonlinear systems

   - Piecewise-smooth, hybrid and impacting dynamic systems

   - Modelling of mechanical systems

   - Robotic manipulation

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) List of publications

      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 with the subject: 

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 for further 

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/Naples for 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 are available immediately and 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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