[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PostDoc Positions in Mobile Robotics @ ShanghaiTech University

Sören Schwertfeger soerensch at shanghaitech.edu.cn
Thu May 14 02:12:31 PDT 2015


The mobile robotics research group at ShanghaiTech University [1], lead 
by Sören Schwertfeger [2], is working on various aspects of intelligent 
mobile robotics, including but not limited to robot performance 
evaluation, especially map evaluation, robot autonomy and intelligence, 
object detection, simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) and urban 
search and rescue robotics. We invite highly motivated individuals with 
a Ph.D. degree to work with us in these exciting research areas. The 
projects in our group are currently generously funded by the Shanghai 
municipal government.

The School of Information Science and Technology (SIST) [3] in the newly 
founded ShanghaiTech University has identified Robotics as one of its 
central areas of research. China is the biggest and fastest growing 
robotics market in the world [4], and the cosmopolitan Shanghai is right 
in the center of that development [5], hosting a multitude of robotics 
and high-tech companies (e.g. ABB, FANUC, KUKA, SIASUN, ...). Located in 
the Zhangjiang High-Tech Park [6], ShanghaiTech is offering an excellent 
research environment with generous start-up support, copious 
collaboration opportunities (within the School and University; with the 
Chinese Academy of Science; with Industry and other local Universities), 
outstanding students and brand new campus facilities.

If you have any questions you are very welcome to reply to this e-mail 
or to arrange a meeting with Sören Schwertfeger [1] during ICRA 2015.

Qualifications:
(1) PhD degree in computer science or related areas.
(2) Good publication track record in international conferences and journals.
(3) Good hands-on experiences in implementing and testing complex 
algorithms on real robots.
(4) Prior experience with ROS and field robotics is a plus.
(5) Good communication skills and capability of co-supervising research 
students.
(6) Fluent in oral and written English.

Applications:
Qualified applicants are invited to submit (all in English) a cover 
letter, a CV including copies of three representative publications, and 
two letters of reference to: hr-sist at shanghaitech.edu.cn (cc to 
soerensch at shanghaitech.edu.cn). We provide very competitive salary and 
benefits for this post.

[1] http://www.shanghaitech.edu.cn/eng/
[2] http://robotics.shanghaitech.edu.cn
[3] http://sist.shanghaitech.edu.cn
[4] 
http://www.ifr.org/news/ifr-press-release/global-robotics-industry-record-beats-record-621/ 

[5] 
http://www.zdnet.com/article/shanghai-wants-to-be-global-robotics-hub-by-2020/ 

[6] http://www.zjpark.com

_________________________
Sören Schwertfeger, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Information Science and Technology
ShanghaiTech University
Shanghai, China
Phone: +86(21)5420-6163
E-Mail: soerensch at shanghaitech.edu.cn
URL: http://robotics.shanghaitech.edu.cn


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