[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Faculty of Engineering & IT at the University of Sydney

Lucy Avati lucy.avati at sydney.edu.au
Sun May 3 17:10:49 PDT 2015

Dear all,

Apologies for cross posting.

The University of Sydney is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment<http://sydney.edu.au/recruitment/> and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE<http://sydney.nga.net.au/cp/index.cfm?event=jobs.checkJobDetailsNewApplication&returnToEvent=jobs.processJobSearch&jobid=a4cc23bf-39ea-b46b-db59-88cb65a1efdb&CurATC=EXT&CurBID=949319bc-8898-4f11-ac4b-9db401358504&jobsListKey=7a9ceb87-6222-4b8c-85dd-2696d95f8081&persistVariables=CurATC,CurBID,jobsListKey&lid=45653360008>
REFERENCE NO. 881/0415

*         Apply your research excellence in machine learning

*         Join the largest field robotics and automation research group in Australia

*         Full-time fixed term one year, remuneration package: $98K-$105K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7500 permanent staff, supporting over 52,000 students.

The Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) is based in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (AMME) at The University of Sydney, and is dedicated to the research, development, application and dissemination of autonomous and intelligent robots and systems for operation in outdoor environments. The ACFR is a large multidisciplinary team of researchers and engineers with backgrounds in computer science, aeronautical and mechatronic engineering, physics and mathematics. It is the largest field robotics and automation research group in Australia and is also one of the largest of its kind in the world. It has been instrumental in developing breakthrough technologies and in conducting world-leading research and development of field robotics principles and systems.

The ACFR is looking for a postdoctoral research associate who has demonstrated research excellence in machine learning and wants to be part of a growing interest in novel machine learning techniques for robotic systems. Expertise in deep learning is a highly desirable asset. You will be passionate about cognitive robotics and AI and will be working in developing intelligence for the next generation of outdoor ground and aerial robotic systems.

To be successful in the role you will have:

*         a PhD, or in the process of being awarded one, in computer science, computer engineering or other engineering related degrees

*         expert knowledge in machine learning and in particular those related to deep learning techniques

*         demonstrable experience in developing algorithms for segmentation and classification in computer vision

*         demonstrable experience in developing working algorithms for learning using large data sets

*         experience in software development

*         publications in top machine learning conferences and journals such as NIPS, ICML, UAI, JMLR.

The position is full-time fixed term for one year. Further offers are possible subject to funding and need and are subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees.
Remuneration package: $98,053 - $105,254 p.a. (which includes a base salary of $82,856 - $88,941 p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer's contribution to superannuation).

CLOSING DATE:  26 May 2015 (11pm Sydney time)

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

(c) The University of Sydney

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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