[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] Post-Doc position in AgRobotics and CPS, Purdue University

Voyles, Richard M rvoyles at purdue.edu
Sun Mar 3 00:11:16 PST 2019

Several post-doctoral positions are available in the Collaborative Robotics Lab at Purdue University, with start dates ranging from immediate to this summer and fall. The Collaborative Robotics Lab performs robotics research in robotic mechanisms for mobility and manipulation; real-time, networked software systems for cyber-physical systems (CPS) and the internet of things (IoT); sensors and signal processing, particularly haptics, for contact-intensive tasks and indoor/outdoor mobility for such applications as emergency response, nuclear waste handling, agriculture automation, and manufacturing.

There is an immediate need for a post-doc on a project sponsored by the USDA in Sustainable Precision Animal Agriculture. Highly capable candidates with earned PhD degrees in Electrical, Mechanical, or Computer disciplines are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will have a profound interest in both fundamental and applied research in Robotics and a strong history of prior projects and prior publications, particularly IROS, ICRA and other IEEE conferences and journals. Candidates interested in networking systems for the new field of Precision Animal Agriculture, particularly monitoring cows in a dairy farm environment, body sensor networks and inertial measurement of animal movement and activity encouraged to apply.

Qualifications: PhD in Engineering, Computer Science or a related field. Self-motivated individuals with a high degree of curiosity and creativity and an interest in innovation and entrepreneurship are particularly sought. Strong critical thinking and methodical debugging skills a must! Demonstrated ability to write about and publish your work in scholarly publications. Detailed knowledge of robotics, programming, networking and systems integration with demonstrated success with field implementations.

Several opportunities exist with National Laboratories, so U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to apply. Women and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply to our highly welcoming environment.

To maximize your chances of success, candidates must examine my "student expectations" page, which apply to post-docs, as well, at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__web.ics.purdue.edu_-7Ervoyles_student-5Fexpectations.html&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=TFVdV_Ua8Wusi902e3-PyIzJWO2Df_JW6JNgsQVP2M0&s=8vfmufGbB9piqBp2O3DWtsvyXhiUn7ImWgp4Bj06W1Q&e=


(1) strong communication and presentation skills, with an appreciation for communicating the value of your work

(2) Mechatronic systems design and a mix of implementation and theoretical knowledge

(3) Programming in Matlab/Simulink and/or C/C++ for data acquisition and signal processing, real-time feedback control, networking

(4) Evidence of good debugging skills necessary

(5) Demonstrated ability to independently manage and coordinate projects and PhD/MS/undergraduate student researchers

(6) Strong organizational skills

For more information, visit my personal webpage at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__web.ics.purdue.edu_-7Ervoyles&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=TFVdV_Ua8Wusi902e3-PyIzJWO2Df_JW6JNgsQVP2M0&s=odPpfamIeVJmEVIsRLyUh8w4V4qmspM_s98GOaSx56U&e=. 

Purdue is unique among American universities in that it has separate colleges of Engineering, Science and Technology (Polytechnic Institute). Aspects of robotics are explored in 15 different departments and the Purdue Robotics Accelerator brings all these disciplines together under one virtual roof. Purdue has one of the largest international student communities in the U.S. and provides an excellent environment for international students as well as US citizens.

To apply, send a cover letter indicating your match to position needs, your CV, and list of references to CRLpostDocPositions at gmail.com, and please copy eoms at purdue.edu on the email and use subject line "Post-Doc candidate for CRL AgRobotics".

  -Richard Voyles
    Professor and Director of the Robotics Accelerator
    University Faculty Scholar, IN-MaC Manufacturing Fellow
    Purdue University
    West Lafayette, IN
    193 Knoy Hall
    (765) 49-43733

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