[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Assistant position for UAVs or/and UUV design and fabrication

曾铮 zheng.zeng at sjtu.edu.cn
Mon Mar 13 22:19:45 PDT 2017

*Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Assistant* 
Hybrid UAVs and UUVs for ocean monitoring applications

*Project Description*    
Unmanned airborne vehicles (UAVs) and unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) can support monitoring of environmental parameters such as oil spills, red tide at sea. Recent advances in vehicle control technology and propulsion systems make it even feasible to construct hybrid unmanned vehicles that can operate in air and underwater interchangeably. This vehicle will be capable of rapidly covering large areas of the ocean and easy of launch and recovery from support vessels. 

*Job Description*  
We are looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Assistant to work with Marine Technology & Equipment Research Group, Institute of Oceanography, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, to design and fabricate this innovated vehicle. We are looking for motivated roboticists with a strong background in hardware design, software development and with expertise in one or several of the following areas:

Experience with designing and fabricating UAVs or/and UUVs from components.
Experience with Arduino/ ARM based microcontroller programming.
Extensive experience with one or several programming languages, such as C/C++, Python, MATLAB, Java.
Experience with hardware implementation of robust and adaptive control strategies on UAV/UUV. 

Further requirements include:
Drone autopilots and protocols (e.g. ArduPilot, Mavlink) 
Multi-agent coordination protocols (distributed planning, auction protocols, etc.)
Prior experience using ROS and its development environment.
Independent working style.

*The successful candidate will have the following credentials*
Minimum Education: Ph.D. in related areas or very experienced engineer.
Excellent written & spoken English

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is one of top universities in the world. SJTU has 17 academic programs entering ESI World Top 1%, among which engineering, materials science, mathematics and computer science are in the World Top 100. The Marine Technology & Equipment Research Group of SJTU is reputable to have developed China's first set of 4500 meters remotely operated vehicle (ROV) "HAIMA-4500" and 1500 meters heavy duty work class ROV “HaiXiang-1500”.

The position is a full-time position for up to three years. The salary will be according to SJTU salary at postdoc level currently 180000 RMB/annul. 

The deadline for application is May 31, 2017, this position is available immediately. The selection procedure may include a (life or online) interview,

To apply, please send your CV to Prof.Lian Lian (llian at sjtu.edu.cn) and Dr.Zeng Zheng (zheng.zeng at sjtu.edu.cn).

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