[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] 2 PhD Student positions at IRI, CSIC-UPC, Spain

Juan Andrade Cetto cetto at iri.upc.edu
Wed Sep 27 15:42:33 PDT 2017

2 PhD Student positions at IRI, CSIC-UPC, Spain 
Application Deadline: 10/10/2017

IRI, CSIC-UPC in Barcelona, Spain, is seeking outstanding candidates for 2 PhD student positions:
- POSITION (1): PhD Student - Robot-Human collaboration
- POSITION (2):  PhD Student - Efficiency and durability optimisation of energy management systems designed for mobile robotic applications, 

The Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial (IRI),  <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.iri.upc.edu_&d=DwMFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=S-4q69NLoabvNkxEEEEhwNfnHQcqLzCnOqz_2UkzC-U&s=9KoS6MjSZr4mPvvOfRm9r8AieDXyZs67TQaBRL8RXVY&e=>is a Joint University Research Institute participated by the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) and the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) that conducts research in human-centered robotics and automatic control. The institute, is a key player in the Spanish robotics and automatic control scenes, and a valued participant in a large number of international collaborations including more than ten ongoing H2020  projects and an ERC advanced grant. Recently, is has been recognized as a Maria de Maeztu Excellence Unit, the main accreditation given by the Spanish Government to research units that stand out for the impact and  international relevance of their results.

The PhD student will work on the project "ColRobTransp", whose main objective is to advance in the design of new mobile robots that are capable to transport products in the last mile of urban areas, overcoming with the help of humans complex situations in navigation and product delivery. Not only navigation in urban crowded areas is complex, but also it is important how the robots overcome complex street situations, for example, streets semi-blocked due to street repairing or vehicles not well parked that do not allow to reach the delivery place.

The PhD Thesis will be directed by Prof. Alberto Sanfeliu. 
More info:  https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.iri.upc.edu_jobs_45&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=U7zR-1eZHdFufWyfnJtn58RV4hhOnD4ANaGEW2pEy4E&s=5FX19ts8pVTKV9HsLeo232WYYWBBL6uNFAv_37dxGSk&e= <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.iri.upc.edu_jobs_45&d=DwMFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=S-4q69NLoabvNkxEEEEhwNfnHQcqLzCnOqz_2UkzC-U&s=nJCopqRhsXoZIhDtLyrn8OXSyLMHOqL3eEnRgg5db9M&e=>

The PhD student will work under the framework of the María de Maeztu (MdM) Unit of Excellence Seal. The thesis project will consist of the development of automatic control methodologies to improve the performance and durability of PEM fuel cell systems, applied to mobile social or healthcare robots as their main power supply. The objective of the PhD student is to design new high-level and low-level control systems that solve the main challenges to these types of energy conversion devices: the increase of energy efficiency and of useful life while outperforming the state of the art energy supply systems in terms of energy density (autonomy).

The thesis will be directed by Dr. Attila Husar and co-directed by Dr. Juan Andrade. 
More info:  https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.iri.upc.edu_jobs_48&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=U7zR-1eZHdFufWyfnJtn58RV4hhOnD4ANaGEW2pEy4E&s=nDBlhL6Pi1Upyb-Bms1iaXgRNg487qtWpF-M9zPRCNU&e= <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.iri.upc.edu_jobs_48&d=DwMFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=S-4q69NLoabvNkxEEEEhwNfnHQcqLzCnOqz_2UkzC-U&s=4-YA-IAPv9hPi17L_ZUONVk8l4ck5zptbSPRa7IpcDM&e=>

Both positions will be fully covered by an FPI grant with a duration of 4 years under the Spanish Government Call "Ayudas para contratos predoctorales para la formación de doctores 2017".
The candidates are expected to start the first semester of 2018.
Official applications for these positions must be made at Spanish Ministry webpage <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.idi.mineco.gob.es_portal_site_MICINN_menuitem.dbc68b34d11ccbd5d52ffeb801432ea0_-3Fvgnextoid-3Db96552ab45a7e510VgnVCM1000001d04140aRCRD&d=DwMFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=S-4q69NLoabvNkxEEEEhwNfnHQcqLzCnOqz_2UkzC-U&s=iT1HcrGxR_dhYoS0-nRE50I1UJGNpx7hWN6YtnhhJoc&e=> before 18th October 2017 (site in Spanish). 

However, in order to help you and to get to know you during the application process, please contact with us as soon as possible and no later than the 10th October 2017, 
sending your cv to: jobs (at) iri.upc.edu <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__iri.upc.edu&d=DwMFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=S-4q69NLoabvNkxEEEEhwNfnHQcqLzCnOqz_2UkzC-U&s=IeQWnNiWtnfn1Q87QseB0f72-GXFOp61hGfkc16kF6A&e=>

We are looking forward to receiving your application. 
Best regards,

Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial (IRI), CSIC-UPC
Tel: +34 93 401 57 83

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