[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Multiple post-doc positions at Guangdong University of Technology in Guangzhou, China

Juan Rojas rojas70 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 31 02:00:13 PST 2016

Seeking Post-Doc Fellows in Robotic Manipulation


Our lab offers internationally competitive salary and benefits for
qualified post-doctoral students, while providing a great opportunity to
experience China. In particular, in the province of Guangdong where
robotics is experiencing explosive growth and promises to be the epicenter
of robot manufacturing and technologies in the world.

Currently China offers unparalleled funding opportunities at all levels:
National, Provincial, City, and Corporate. Our lab is one of the strongest
in South China including a lab consisting of 4 Faculty Members (one
Thousand Talent’s Scholar, a Tenured Professor, an Associate Professor, and
an Assistant Professor) and 40 graduate students (5 PhD and 35 master
students), as well as great facilities: UR5, Baxter, Parallel Robots, Scara
Robots, mobile platform, modular in-home design robots, with soon-to-come
IIWA, Sawyer, and a Ridgeback mobile base. Our sister faculty in the
Automation Lab also boasts a state-of-the-art IoT 4.0 Robotics Assembly
Warehouse sponsored by ABB.

*Candidate Profile*

We are seeking candidates that can contribute in the areas of robotic
manipulation motion generation, learning, and verification. We are seeking
to research and implement real-world systems that work in unstructured
environments in industry and that can gracefully recover from unexpected
events while working with or near humans.

Ideal candidates should:

   - Significant experience in designing, implementing, and testing complex
   robotics systems. Strongly proficient in Linux, ROS, Machine Learning
   (Supervised, Unsupervised, Reinforcement, and Deep Learning), Robotic
   Manipulation (kinematics, dynamics, motion generation), and Control (PID
   design, position, force, torque control).
   - Have a PhD in computer science, electrical or computer engineering, or
   mechanical engineering.
   - Have a strong track record of relevant publications in international
   conferences and journals. Grant experience is also highly desirable.
   - Be fully fluent in English, but Chinese fluency is also highly

For further information, please contact Dr. Juan Rojas at:
juan dot rojas at gdut dot edu dot cn.

For full details on benefits and salary provided by the university, please
see the details below:
*Guangdong University of Technology’s**“Outstanding Post-Doctoral

Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT) is located in the beautiful
southern city of Guangzhou. GDUT has a 50-year history of
multi-disciplinary and coordinated-research development with Key Provincial
Universities in China.

Recently, GDUT has begun an outstanding talent recruitment strategy, both
for national and international researchers. GDUT has been vigorously
recruiting researchers as part of the multiple Chinese National Talent
Programs known as: “Jie Qing”, “Yangtze scholar”, “The One Thousands
(Young) Expert plan”, the “Guangdong Leader Talent” program, the
“Innovation teams” program, the “Pearl River Academicians” program, amongst
other recruiting programs.

GDUT’s level of education, scientific research capabilities, and core
competitiveness have been rapidly improving in recent years. In 2015,
Guangdong (Canton) province began a high-level university construction plan
that would invest 50 billion RMB (around 8 billion USD) over the next 3
years into 3-5 high-level universities. Guangdong University of Technology
was selected as one such universities and thus has thrusted the development
of the school into high gear.

In China post-doctoral opportunities are organized by post-doctoral
stations. GDUT consists of five stations in the areas of: Mechanical
Engineering, Control Science and Engineering, Materials Science and
Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Technology and Management Science
and Engineering. Robotics falls under the first station but would not be
limited just to mechanical engineering, work in computer science, computer
engineering, sensors, and more are also included.
GDUT, is in pursuit of becoming a globally competitive university by
strengthening the scientific research of the school and rapidly improving
the quality of its faculty and staff. As part of the 2015 “High-level
University Construction of Excellent Postdoctoral Fellows” plan, every year
150 post-doctoral fellows are eligible for a post-doc position with the
following benefits:
220,000RMB (approx. *33,000USD*) salary + *awards*.


   1. Outstanding Post-doctoral fellows must have graduated from a foreign
   university or a Chinese National Key Universities or Research Institutes
   and have studied state of the art research.

   Also any awardees of the following programs are also eligible: Nominees
   or awardees of the “National 100 Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation”,
   “Chinese Academy of Sciences Excellent Doctoral Dissertation”, or a
   Provincial “Excellent Doctoral Dissertation” winner.
   2. Fellow must be the first or corresponding author in top robotic
   journals like IJRR, Transactions, Autonomous Robots, or the like.


*Benefits (Detailed)*

The fellow will receive a basic annual salary of 220,000 yuan (approx.
33,000USD), plus awards, and housing subsidies (approx.. 6,000USD).

The fellow is also eligible to receive financial awards based on
achievement. This salary will go much farther than in western countries as
the cost of living is substantially lower. For a median idea, check the
following link <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.numbeo.com_cost-2Dof-2Dliving_compare-5Fcountries.jsp&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=yP6vu9NAhLe3omtzEORbXCqz0oFSwrhFJukeyFdhCCw&s=l6JewB-py17_XpHHKjv9sfABOxRrabEjKDXj1WYBDEg&e= >


   1. If a fellow is able to receive funding from China’s “Youth Fund” or
   China’s “Postdoctoral Science Foundation Special Grant” (the lab will
   assist the post-doctoral fellow with applications to such grants), the
   school would provide a 50,000RMB bonus to the fellow.
   2. Publication incentives: if the fellow is able to publish in different
   SCI tiered journals (excluding single-page essays and conference papers),
   rewards ranging from 3,000 to 50,000RMB are available.

For married fellows, the university can provide an apartment consisting of
2 bedrooms, a living room, and 1 bathroom are provided. Each Apartments
consists with basic living facilities. No rent, water, or electricity need
to be paid by the fellow. If the fellow chooses to live off-campus, a 3,000
yuan / month subsidy can be provided (rentals can vary between 3,000-6,000
a month off campus).
*Social Security*
A social security account will be opened for the fellow. If married, wife
and children can apply for temporary accounts as well.

*International Cooperation Opportunities*
The position funds the opportunity to joint international exchange
opportunities with other institutions. Per every academic year, the
candidate can apply for international exchange opportunities for up to 6

*Publications and Patents*
The post-doctoral fellow should be the first author of at least three SCI
papers/journals and one top journal during an initial 2 year contract.
Additionally, the post-doctoral fellow in conjunction with his PI should
apply for at least two patents during the post-doctoral stay.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to apply later as a “Youth One
Hundred Talents Program” if you wish to remain as a faculty member of the

Please send your resume, 3 representative research publications, and your
application intention to:
juan dot rojas at gdut dot edu dot cn
(Please indicate “Post-doctoral candidate in the subject line”).

Guangdong Province, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, Guangzhou
University City, 100 West Ring Road, Guangdong University of Technology
Personnel Office Bo Office (Zip Code: 510006).

For further information, please contact Dr. Juan Rojas at: juan dot rojas
at gdut dot edu dot cn.
Or, for a local contact in Chinese, please contact, Prof.Luo at
+86-020-39322270 <+86%2020%203932%202270>.

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