[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Research Engineer / PhD Student position to work on drone delivery in urban environments (project REPLACE at ISR/IST)

Bruno J. N. Guerreiro bguerreiro at isr.tecnico.ulisboa.pt
Fri Nov 9 08:33:43 PST 2018


Applications are invited for a fully funded Research Engineer position, 
with the option for a PhD Scholarship position, at the Institute for 
Systems and Robotics (ISR), Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University 
of Lisbon, Portugal. The selected candidate will be part of the research 
team of project REPLACE (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__brunojnguerreiro.eu_research_replace&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=saBy9qqnGvi8vNDmqkvsS67pyv_r8l7RtY7tj7dk934&s=LE5kXT984aKEr4A4JYIq-DmIY7cLOdnQ0qU7CoRDc0g&e=), 
addressing the fast package delivery in urban environments using drones, 
explicitly considering their limitations by using drone relays to enable 
effective package delivery to destinations that go beyond the flight 
range and autonomy of a single drone.

This Research Engineer position targets candidates holding a Master 
degree (or equivalent). The selected candidate is expected to work on 
the following topics, depending on the selected candidate's background, 
preference, and experience: task allocation and planning, on-line 
planning and control, multi-vehicle close interaction and control to 
exchange packages, environment perception and simultaneous localization 
and mapping, as well as vehicle and sensor integration for experimental 
testing.

The research will be conducted at the Dynamic Systems and Ocean Robotics 
group of the Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR) 
(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__welcome.isr.tecnico.ulisboa.pt_projects-5Fcat_dsor_&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=saBy9qqnGvi8vNDmqkvsS67pyv_r8l7RtY7tj7dk934&s=XEWyZT_Hh6kPJ54l37GjBay6hUHNwO5a0hgrY1g-IhQ&e=), supervised 
by Bruno Guerreiro and also in close interaction with the rest of the 
project and group research team. ISR/IST is the home to more than 40 
PhDs and part of the LARSyS (Laboratory for Robotics and Engineering 
Systems - https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.larsys.pt&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=saBy9qqnGvi8vNDmqkvsS67pyv_r8l7RtY7tj7dk934&s=a7ivD7q1dWoU_VvkSl4xoqy3wwRmORyvZRcIwze9Crk&e=). ISR/IST is engaged in a new generation 
of research challenges pushing the frontiers of knowledge, while 
offering world-class doctoral training with top universities (e.g. 
dual/joint degrees with MIT, EPFL, CMU) and fueling the collaboration 
with industry. ISR/IST develops state-of-the-art engineering solutions 
and projects with a clear societal impact, and has a long track record 
of participation in EU and other international projects 
(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.isr.tecnico.ulisboa.pt&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=saBy9qqnGvi8vNDmqkvsS67pyv_r8l7RtY7tj7dk934&s=J-fNEG0YN1ENYbaB0y19fwzRmU0Qwn4L1XSrb65wawY&e=).

Requirements: the candidates are expected to have a MSc of equivalent 
degree with strong background in control, robotics, computer science, 
aerospace or mechatronics engineering or a mix of these areas. Good 
programming skills in Matlab, C++, Python, and experience with ROS, are 
also expected. The working language is English, so good written and oral 
communication skills are also required.

Application:
   - Deadline: 09-December-2018
   - Duration: 12 months (full time) [the selected candidate will have a 
trial period of 12 months after which, if both parties agree, the grant 
can be renewed up to the end of the project, which amounts to a total 
contract duration of 29 months]
   - Starting date: January 2019
   - Place: ISR/IST - IST Alameda campus, Lisbon, Portugal
   - Institutional announcement: 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ist-2Did.pt_files_sites_43_bl202-2Dist-2Did.pdf&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=saBy9qqnGvi8vNDmqkvsS67pyv_r8l7RtY7tj7dk934&s=005WwBBRwSdmi8CmfGkx88eOlfrKyONuY2V8v7SLY3U&e=

For further information, send an email to 
bguerreiro at isr.tecnico.ulisboa.pt with the following information:
     - a CV
     - a statement of interest
     - grade transcripts for relevant courses
     - recommendation letter(s)
     - any other supporting documents you may consider helpful,
or check the institutional announcement or the one at 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.eracareers.pt_opportunities_index.aspx-3Ftask-3Dglobal-26jobId-3D105377&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=saBy9qqnGvi8vNDmqkvsS67pyv_r8l7RtY7tj7dk934&s=m2odXrGoFnZdNs4QJQzsbhS028J_fgJi3BX2ujCtbno&e= .

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