[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Multiple Postdoctoral Positions at University of Maryland, College Park

Nikhil Chopra nchopra at umd.edu
Wed Mar 13 13:53:57 PDT 2019


The Maryland Robotics Center (MRC) at the University of Maryland, College
Park seeks multiple postdoctoral positions in the following areas:

Autonomy as applied to sensors and actuator, controls, planning, and the
understanding
of the basis for autonomous robots; new biological insights into complex
kinematics and
enabling mechanisms of air, ground, underwater systems; miniature autonomous
robotic systems; design, fabrication, and testing of novel robotic
platforms (e.g., soft
robotic systems, miniature robotic platforms, and robotic platforms based on
multifunctional structures and/or sustainable power); computer vision and
perception for
autonomous robots in challenging environments (e.g., underwater, highly
cluttered
natural scene with plantations).

Applicants should be outstanding, intellectually curious researchers at an
early stage in
their scholarly career. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in
Engineering, Computer
Science or a related field by the expected start date of June 1, 2019.
Applicants should
have demonstrated a capacity for independent work. We recognize that
strength comes
through diversity and actively seek and welcome people with diverse
backgrounds,
experiences, and identities. We encourage women and minority candidates to
apply.
Applications will be judged on the qualifications of the applicant, and the
quality and
the originality of the applicant’s research.

The applicants are not required to contact MRC faculty members. Successful
candidates will be paired with faculty advisors from the Center. The MRC
postdoctoral
fellows will have access to the full range of talent and resources
available at the
Maryland Robotics Center, and will interact broadly with a group of Center
faculty and
carry out interdisciplinary research with potential significant societal
impact to address
global issues of food security, environmental health, and human health.

We expect to offer multiple fellowship positions with funding guaranteed
for one year.
Renewing beyond the first year is subjected to funding availability and
performance.
Competitive salary and benefits will be provided.

APPLICATION MATERIALS
1. Applicant’s CV, including publication list.
2. 1-2 page description of the candidate research experience and future
research
interest
3. Three letters of recommendation, including one preferably from the
applicant’s
Ph.D. thesis advisor, to be sent directly to robotics at umd.edu with the
candidate’s name
as the subject. The letter should provide detailed assessments of the
applicant’s
qualifications and potential for innovative, ground-breaking independent
research.

The applicants should submit 1 and 2 as a single file (pdf format required)
named
Applicant’s LastName_MRCFY19FELLOW with the subject line of the email: MRC
FY19
POSTDOC FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION. The application and questions should be
directed to robotics at umd.edu.
Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2019.


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