[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoc position in Computer Science at Örebro University (AASS), Sweden

Federico Pecora federico.pecora at oru.se
Tue Nov 13 05:56:43 PST 2018

== Postdoctoral researcher in computer science
== Deadline: Nov 25th, 2018
== Apply here: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.oru.se_jobba-2Dhos-2Doss_lediga-2Djobb_jobbannons_-3Fjid-3D20180428&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=PAmnSl_5eTYhCpJiJR8xBB1GvE3uKeOKgySOvCOvB90&s=nj2FaiIelNX8GJZKl4n6XYdvUkdCMee-3MtvieAi_58&e=

The School of Science and Technology at Örebro University is seeking
an early career postdoctoral researcher in computer science for a
fixed-term 1.5-year appointment.

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to be based at Örebro
University's Centre for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS,
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.oru.se_aass&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=PAmnSl_5eTYhCpJiJR8xBB1GvE3uKeOKgySOvCOvB90&s=txsg-aKOoiC2NoWcr_Ry52PFV1X-oHUzi-5gmiMtv_E&e=), which carries out multi-disciplinary research
at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, artificial
intelligence, computer vision, computer science, and measurement
technology. Our research in general is done in close partnership with
world-leading corporations such as Volvo, Epiroc, Scania and
Husqvarna, but also with the public sector; and our research on the
development of perception systems for mobile robots is recognised

Our aim with this new recruitment is to further strengthen our
research competence within computer science, and in particular in
topics related to robot perception and navigation in challenging
environments, with a focus on advancing the theoretical and practical
foundations that allow mobile robots to operate in an unconstrained,
dynamic environment.

= Duties and responsibilities

The candidate shall be engaged in both research and integration work.
Hence, in addition to scientific publications, the candidate is
expected to contribute significantly to successful project
demonstrations. We therefore seek candidates with a strong expertise
in system development, programming and use of current middleware for
robotics e.g. ROS.

The candidate is expected to have a proven track record in Robotics
and/or AI. We seek a postdoctoral researcher with exceptional
programming, systems development and integration capabilities. Solid
theoretical background in one or more of the topics stated above
(localization, mapping, SLAM, robot control, motion planning, multi
robot coordination) is required.

The position provides the opportunity to work on exciting and
practically relevant problems alongside an ambitious international
research team and in close cooperation with important industrial
partners including Volvo, Epiroc, Scania and Husqvarna. The position
is associated with the Nationally-funded Semantic Robots Research
Profile (see https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__semanticrobots.oru.se&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=PAmnSl_5eTYhCpJiJR8xBB1GvE3uKeOKgySOvCOvB90&s=xQfpOU--US1MbnVlcydgTHiXSfT-6PqbA_1Ewt2aRUA&e=).

It is not necessary to be familiar with the Swedish language, but
proficiency in written/spoken English is mandatory.

= Eligibility

Eligible for the appointment as postdoctoral researcher are applicants
holding a doctoral degree in computer science or in related subject
areas. The doctoral degree should have been awarded no more than three
years prior to the application deadline. Candidates who have obtained
their doctoral degree prior to that may however also be considered if
special grounds exist (leave of absence due to illness, parental
leave, clinical duties, an elected position in a trade union, or other
similar circumstances).

= Assessment criteria

The assessment of the candidates is based on previous research and
publication records and the suitability to the topics outlined above,
as well as demonstrated programming and deployment skills.

Good communication skills in English, both written and spoken, is a requirement.

= Equality

Our ambition is to create a place of work that is characterised by
gender equality and diversity. All genders are most welcome to apply.

= Information

The position is a full-time position for a fixed term of two years.
The salary depends on the successful candidate’s qualifications and

For more information about the scientific aspects of this position,
please contact Associate Professors Federico Pecora
(federico.pecora at oru.se) and Henrik Andreasson
(henrik.andreassson at oru.se).

For other information regarding this position, please contact the Head
of AASS, Professor Amy Loutfi (amy.loutfi at oru.se).

= Application

For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents
must be included:

- Cover letter

- CV, including names of two academic references who may be contacted
(if needed)

- An account of research qualifications

- Copies of relevant degree certificates

- Scientific publications for consideration (maximum of 10)

Only documents written in English, Swedish, Norwegian and Danish can
be reviewed.

The application should be submited using Örebro University's
electronic submission system, accessible here:


The application deadline is 2018-11-25 with an expected start date
during in early 2019. We look forward to receiving your application!

We decline any contact with advertisers or recruitment agencies in the
recruitment process.

As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), Örebro
University is required to deposit one file copy of the application
documents, excluding publications, for a period of two years after the
appointment decision has gained legal force.

Federico Pecora, PhD, Associate Professor
AASS Cognitive Robotic Systems Lab fpa at aass.oru.se
School of Science and Technology www.aass.oru.se/~fpa
Örebro University Tel: +46 19 30 3319
S-70182 Örebro, Sweden Fax: +46 19 30 3463

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