[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Research Fellow in Robotic Perception, L-CAS Lincoln UK

Grzegorz Cielniak GCielniak at lincoln.ac.uk
Wed Mar 20 07:42:43 PDT 2019

Location:  Lincoln, UK
Salary:   From £33,199 per annum
This post is full time and fixed term until 30th April 2021.
Closing Date:   Thursday 04 April 2019
Interview Date:   Thursday 18 April 2019

The University of Lincoln is seeking to appoint a new Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Robotic Perception. The successful candidate will be employed within the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems (L-CAS) as part of the Innovate UK project on development of autonomous weeding robots. The project is a collaboration between the University of Lincoln and industry including the world-leading manufacturer of the robotic weeders Garford Farm Machinery and Saga Robotics Ltd. who manufactures an agricultural robot Thorvald. The candidate will develop the next generation of a vision system allowing for discrimination between crop and weeds and control of the robotic weeder.

We are looking to recruit a postdoctoral Research Fellow with relevant experience and/or a strong interest in research areas such as robotic machine perception and machine learning for autonomous robots. Applicants should have, or expect to soon obtain, a PhD in a relevant area. You must have excellent mathematical and coding skills (C++/Python/ROS) and prior experience with related software packages (OpenCV/PCL). The new position offers the opportunity to engage in international collaboration within an ambitious team, to work with state-of-the-art hardware and software, and to benefit from excellent support to produce and disseminate original research contributions in the leading conferences and journals. This post will be fixed term from 1st May 2019 until 30th April 2021, with excellent opportunities for ongoing career development and progression.

The successful candidate be expected to design, conduct and manage original research in the above subject areas as well as contribute to the wider activities of L-CAS. Evidence of authorship of research outputs of international standing is essential, as is the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, including excellent written and spoken communication skills. Opportunities to teach and supervise postgraduate students, including our new MSc programme in Robotics and Autonomous Systems, will also be available to outstanding candidates.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Dr Grzegorz Cielniak (gcielniak at lincoln.ac.uk).

As an institutional Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder we are committed to advancing gender equality in STEM, therefore female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

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