[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] A Postdoc position in Cognitive and Social Robotics, University of Luxembourg

Pouyan ZIAFATI pouyan.ziafati at uni.lu
Sat Apr 30 00:45:13 PDT 2016

The Individual and Collective Reasoning Group (ICR) of Prof. Leon van der Torre is seeking an outstanding postdoc to strengthen its research team in the area of cognitive/AI-based robotics and to help developing the Robolab, the "autonomous robotics" lab of theComputer Science and Communications Research research unit (CSC).

The research interests of ICR, which also collaborates with other local robotics groups, include normative multi-agent systems, deontic reasoning (with machine ethics), and knowledge representation and reasoning for intelligent agents/robots. One of our visions are social robots able to meaningfully interact with their human partners.

The postdoc is expected to pursue state of the art research activities in social and cognitive robotics, to collaborate with researchers in and outside of ICR, to help managing the robolab, to write research proposals, to supervise PhD and master students, to moderately contribute to teaching in relevant areas, and to participate in public activities. He/she will work under the supervision of Prof. Leon van der Torre.

Profile of the candidate:
- PhD in any discipline relevant to this area of research.
- Expertise in cognitive robotics and robotic software development.
- A background in logic and knowledge representation.
- Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English.
- Commitment, creativity, and teamwork skills.

Profile of the employer:
- The salary is very competitive.
- You will work in a stimulating international and interdisciplinary environment.
- The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

Nature of the position:
- Ref: F1-070022.
- Duration: 24 months initial contract, extendable by 12 months, full-time (40h/week).
- Start: September 15, 2016<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__owa.uni.lu_owa_UrlBlockedError.aspx&d=DQIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=WuCErCKNNfQaKRuLeVopAP03QvO7700lb5oNL5gxyCI&s=ERvjofZq3bNjhAKCdEwUoFYV47yvcERVnG00NtpRAdg&e= >, or earlier. Note that non-EU candidates need quite some time for their visa and work permits.

Submission applications (electronically): https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__emea3.mrted.ly_11e64&d=DQIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=WuCErCKNNfQaKRuLeVopAP03QvO7700lb5oNL5gxyCI&s=LkDo-fz6j1sbffAHnBjCLKBrdUwLcEUIcjuCAJrA18E&e= <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__emea3.mrted.ly_11e64&d=CwMDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=3NMkkX2ZqU-Hxh9sN5Lw2HFePaexVrvIfAeYnt56580&s=0pU3k-kpi-HhKomynr3H2mgm8l5PMqpo5HGIQ6Pct7A&e=>

- send a detailed CV (contact address, studies with grades, work experience, publication list),
- an abstract of your thesis,
- a list of 3 referees,
- a motivation letter,
- a description of possible research interests/ideas

Application deadline: June 30, 2016<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__owa.uni.lu_owa_UrlBlockedError.aspx&d=DQIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=WuCErCKNNfQaKRuLeVopAP03QvO7700lb5oNL5gxyCI&s=ERvjofZq3bNjhAKCdEwUoFYV47yvcERVnG00NtpRAdg&e= >. Applications are processed until the vacancy is filled.

On behalf of Prof. Leon van der Torre, Computer Science and Communications Research Unit, University of Luxembourg
Dr. Pouyan Ziafati,
Research Associate,
SnT, University of Luxembourg

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