[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computational Imaging for Marine Robotics in Sydney
stefan.williams at sydney.edu.au
Sun Aug 21 20:09:38 PDT 2016
*Faculty of Engineering and ItAustralian Centre for Field
Robotics, University of Sydney*
*Reference No. 2624/1114C*
- *Be part of the development of novel computational imaging systems for
challenging underwater applications*
- *Join a world-class marine robotics research team*
- *Full-time fixed term two years, remuneration package: $117K-$139K
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 7600 permanent staff, supporting over 60,000 students.
The University of Sydney’s Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) is
one of Australia’s leading robotics research groups and undertakes
fundamental and applied research in the area of robotic systems and their
application to a variety of scientific and industrial domains. Their marine
systems group is focused on the development of novel imaging payloads,
sensors and vehicle systems for marine survey, visualization, clustering
and classification of extensive marine-based image archives,
characterization of change in multi-year surveys and adaptive mission
planning for multi-vehicle systems. They lead Australia’s Integrated Marine
Observing System (IMOS) AUV facility and undertake marine surveys at sites
around Australia and overseas.
The ACFR is seeking to appoint one Postdoctoral Research Fellow associated
with its marine systems group as part of an ARC Discovery project with
collaborators in computational imaging at Stanford, Indiana University,
Israel Institute of Technology and University of Rhode Island. The
successful candidate will undertake fundamental and applied research
related to the development, design and deployment of novel computational or
plenoptic imaging systems in challenging underwater applications. The
project will establish a photometric underwater image formation model and
leverage it in designing lightfield cameras tailored to specific tasks,
exploiting the imaging model’s ability to rapidly explore camera design
space. Targeted Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) and Remotely Operated
Vehicle (ROV) deployments include environmental monitoring, archaeological
and geological imaging on sites in the Mediterranean, on the Great Barrier
Reef, and around Tasmania.
You will have a PhD in a relevant field and extensive knowledge of optics
and imaging systems. Practical knowledge of computational imaging systems
is desirable. With support from the ACFRs technical and research staff, as
well as specialist partner investigators at other institutions, you will be
involved in the full project lifecycle, from design and construction of
novel cameras to testing, evaluation and field deployment.
The position is full-time fixed term for one and a half years, subject to
the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. There
is the possibility of extension of the position for a further six months,
subject to funding and need.
*To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the
online selection criteria. **For guidance on how to apply visit: **How to
apply for an advertised position.
General enquiries can be directed to Dan Kuhner on 02 8627 0934
*CLOSING DATE: *8 September 2016 (11.30pm 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.
The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.
How to apply:
- Application details can be found here
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