[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Marie Sklodowska-Curie PhD Studentship in Cognitive Robotics (SECURE ITN) - Plymouth University

Angelo Cangelosi A.Cangelosi at plymouth.ac.uk
Mon Nov 7 01:44:59 PST 2016

Early Stage Researcher- Robotics (SECURE-ETN) - PhD Studentship (Cognitive Robotics and Human-Robot Interaction)


University of Plymouth - School of Computing and Mathematics
SECURE is a new Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network (ETN) with the primary aim to train a new generation of researchers on safe cognitive robot concepts for human work and living spaces on the most advanced humanoid robot platforms available in Europe. The Early-Stage Research (ESR) fellows will be trained for a PhD through an innovative concept of project-based learning and constructivist learning in supervised peer networks where they will gain experience from an intersectoral programme involving universities, research institutes, large and SME companies from public and private sectors. The training domain will integrate multidisciplinary concepts from the fields of cognitive human-robot interaction, computer science and intelligent robotics where a new approach of integrating principles of embodiment, situation and interaction will be pursued to address future challenges for safe human-robot environments.
One ESR position at the Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems at Plymouth University will be for a PhD student working on the field of cognitive robotics and human-robot interaction. The duration of the ESR position is for 28 months.

The PhD project will investigate the dynamic alignment between robots and humans, specifically for the role of non-verbal behaviours in supporting safe interaction and linguistic communication. Applicants for the post should have a very good first degree in a computer science, or robotics, or cognitive science discipline. Applicants with a relevant Masters degree would be particularly welcome. Excellent programming skills are an essential requirement to apply. The stipend is for 3 years and the candidate will receive an annual salary starting from £29000 to £32500 per annum. This is based on the ETN monthly living allowance, and the mobility and the family allowances.
For further information contact Professor Angelo Cangelosi (acangelosi at plymouth.ac.uk<mailto:acangelosi at plymouth.ac.uk>), the First Supervisor of the ESR PhD fellowship. Background information on the supervisors’ research profiles can be found on Plymouth University website.

The following conditions apply: Early-stage researchers shall, at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree.

Mobility Rule: at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation (UK) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account. As far as international European interest organisations or international organisations are concerned, this rule does not apply to the hosting of eligible researchers. However, the appointed researcher must not have spent more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment at the host organisation.
Applicants should upload a CV, along with their application and provide 2 referees within their application.
This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a fixed-term basis for 28 months starting 1 February 2017.

The closing date for applications is 12 midnight, Thursday 1 December 2016

See here for more details and online application link:

[https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.plymouth.ac.uk_images_email-5Ffooter.gif&d=DgIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=e7-wlQeh2mVUQRTpmDo_VMLbVROp5UP2CKv4KlZQHEM&s=M43Vao8cjj9R00SNexKXuiupIfHAKSfElosJ36LVugI&e= ]<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.plymouth.ac.uk_worldclass&d=DgIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=e7-wlQeh2mVUQRTpmDo_VMLbVROp5UP2CKv4KlZQHEM&s=3zXqiH2oQeB9xpbLfS8mYrReeS5hXslCQ4PL9e6g7HM&e= >

This email and any files with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the recipient to whom it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient then copying, distribution or other use of the information contained is strictly prohibited and you should not rely on it. If you have received this email in error please let the sender know immediately and delete it from your system(s). Internet emails are not necessarily secure. While we take every care, Plymouth University accepts no responsibility for viruses and it is your responsibility to scan emails and their attachments. Plymouth University does not accept responsibility for any changes made after it was sent. Nothing in this email or its attachments constitutes an order for goods or services unless accompanied by an official order form.

More information about the robotics-worldwide mailing list