[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoctoral Research Associates in Robot Navigation and Mapping

Tom Duckett tom.d.duckett at gmail.com
Mon Mar 16 06:44:10 PDT 2020

[jobs] Postdoctoral Research Associates in Robot Navigation and Mapping

Location:  Lincoln, UK
Salary:   From £33,797 per annum
This post is fixed term for 24 months and full time at 1.0 FTE
Closing Date:   Sunday 29 March 2020
Interview Date:   Monday 20 April 2020
Reference:  COS738

The University of Lincoln is seeking to appoint one to two new Postdoctoral
Research Associates to join the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems
(L-CAS). The successful candidate(s) will be employed as part of our
Horizon 2020 projects, involving several internationally well-known
academic institutes and industrial partners across several European
countries. The projects involve fleets of mobile robots that operate in
real-world application domains with a high demand on flexibility, including
applications of navigational technologies in dynamic environments such as
vineyards and warehouses. L-CAS contributions to the projects include
ensuring long-term operation of autonomous mobile robots, maintaining their
environment representations (maps) over time, learning and predicting
activity patterns to ensure reliable and task-appropriate robot navigation,
and contributing to the integration of advanced robotic systems.

We are looking to recruit Postdoctoral Research Associates(s) with relevant
experience and/or a strong interest in research areas such as:

* Long-term autonomy for mobile robots
* Lifelong self-localisation and mapping;
* 3D perception and semantic mapping;
* Navigation and environment modelling;
* Systems integration, including ROS.

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).
The post(s) offers the opportunity to engage in international collaboration
within an ambitious team, to work with state-of-the-art robotic hardware
and software, and to benefit from excellent support to produce and
disseminate original research contributions in the leading international
conferences and journals. This post(s) will be fixed term for initially 2
years, with the potential opportunity to contract extension and excellent
opportunities for ongoing career development and progression.

The successful candidate will contribute to the University’s ambition to
achieve international recognition as a research-intensive institution and
will be expected to design, conduct and manage original research in the
above subject areas as well 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 MSc programme
in Robotics and Autonomous Systems, will also be available to outstanding

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Prof Tom Duckett (email:
tduckett at lincoln.ac.uk) or Prof Marc Hanheide (email:
mhanheide 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.

For further details and to apply, please use the official online
application form at https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://jobs.lincoln.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=COS738__;!!LIr3w8kk_Xxm!9wifpijJOGzW9baByAee65a7mC2VTcMOioaTF0fZMuMJnyeElArUbWOAc2I39qcNn8Gxrfcm$ 
Professor Tom Duckett FRSA
School of Computer Science
University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool

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