Postdoc Positions (around the world)

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  1. iCyborg

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    POSTDOCTORAL AND PHD STUDENT POSITIONS IN 3D TECHNOLOGIES

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:
    The Computer Engineering and Electronics and Electrical Engineering
    Departments of Bilkent University (www.bilkent.edu.tr) are looking
    for two Postdoctoral Researchers to strengthen their 3D graphics
    and 3D video research. The researchers will be a member of the
    European FP7 3DPHONE project team, whose role is to develop
    techniques and solutions for bringing 3D computer graphics and
    3D video on mobile platforms. The team:

    * Coordinates the European FP6 3DTV (www.3dtv-research.org) and FP7
    3DPHONE projects.
    * Develops new 3D graphics and 3D video solutions to address
    next-generation mobile device requirements.
    * Looks for innovative applications of 3D graphics and 3D video i
    on mobile devices.

    The PostDoctoral Researchers will participate in these efforts
    related to the 3D area. The salary is about 2000 to 2400 Euro/month,
    for a duration of 3 years (February 2008-January 2011). Ph.D. students
    are also being sought in these areas.

    1. POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN COMPUTER SCIENCE / ENGINEERING
    The Postdoctoral Researcher in Computer Engineering Department will
    participate in these efforts related to the 3D Graphics area. The
    position requires good knowledge of fundamental graphics algorithms,
    graphics hardware accelerators, 3D user interfaces, game engines, and
    state of the art in these areas. These areas are of particular interest:

    * 3D mobile graphics architectures
    * 3D UI design and implementation
    * 3D compression, bandwidth/primitive reduction, level-of-detail techniques
    * 3D visualization
    * Perceptually-based rendering

    Requirements: A strong background in computer graphics with a very good
    knowledge of fundamental graphics algorithms and graphics hardware
    accelerators. A PhD Degree related to computer graphics area.

    Competencies: A demonstrated ability to do high-quality graphics research,
    hardware accelerators, software architecture design, commonly used
    programming languages (C/C++, Java, etc.), software design methods and
    tools, embedded operating systems. Practical software development
    experience e.g. with Symbian platform or TI OMAP platform would be
    beneficial.


    To Apply:

    Applicants should submit a statement of research interests and goals,
    curriculum vitae, and the names of three or more references to Tolga
    Capin at tcapin@cs.bilkent.edu.tr. Search will continue until the
    position is filled.



    2. POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN EEE:
    The Postdoctoral Researcher will participate in state-of-the-art
    multi-view video research. In particular, the research is on developing
    multi-view video codecs for mobile devices. Supervision of graduate
    students within the group is among the duties. An experience in following
    resarch topics is desirable:
    * Various multi-view video coding algorithms
    * Software environements for mobile devices
    * Video streaming protocols and algorithms
    * Current multi-video codec standardization activities

    Requirements: A strong background in signal processing, with empahsis on
    video research; a PhD degree with a dissertation topic in a related research
    area.

    Competencies: A demonstrated ability to conduct high-quality video research,

    especially on video codecs and video streaming. Fluency in commonly used
    programming languages (C/C++, Java, etc.) in Linux environments is a must;
    familiaritiy with software design methods and tools together with embedded
    operating systems is a plus. Practical software development experience e.g.
    with Symbian platform or TI OMAP platform would be beneficial.

    To Apply:
    Applicants should submit a statement of research interests and goals,
    curriculum vitae, and the names of three or more references to Levent
    Onural at onural@bilkent.edu.tr. Search will continue until the positions
    are filled.




    --

    Fatih Porikli, PhD
    Principal Member
    Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs
     
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  2. iCyborg

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    Postdoc position open in the Harvard Microrobotics Lab pertaining to active
    soft materials and chemical robotics. There is a new interest in compliant
    robots that move in novel ways and are capable of drastic changes in body
    morphology. For example, imagine a robot that can locomote on a flat
    surface, then reduce its diameter by a factor of ten to enter and maneuver
    in a narrow passage or hole. We intend to explore new materials ('active
    soft materials') that are either discretely or continuously compliant and
    are actuated by novel electromechanical and chemical means. We will also
    integrate the most promising materials into a new class of mobile robots:
    'chemical robots'.

    Applicants should have a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, chemical
    engineering, chemistry, or a related field. The position is open immediately
    (1/1/08) and is guaranteed for a year with a possible second year extension.
    Interested applicants should send a CV and list of references to Prof. Wood
    (rjwood@seas.harvard.edu).

    For more information see:

    http://micro.seas.harvard.edu/opportunities.html

    Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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    Robert Wood
    Assistant Professor
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Harvard University
    (617) 496-1341

    The Harvard Microrobotics Lab
    http://micro.seas.harvard.edu
    (617) 384-7892
     
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  3. iCyborg

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    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER POSITION
    in NanoRobotics Lab, Carnegie Mellon University

    The NanoRobotics Lab at CMU (http://nanolab.me.cmu.edu/) invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position for conducting research on design, manufacturing, and propulsion control of bacteria integrated swimming micro-robots (see: http://nanolab.me.cmu.edu/projects/swimming/). Expertise on two or more of the following topics is required: micro-robotics, controls, cell culturing and adhesion, micro-manufacturing, and micro-fluidics.

    Applicants should send a C.V., journal publications, and complete contact information for three individuals who are willing to give a reference by February 29, 2008. Please send these documents to sitti@cmu.edu by email in pdf format.

    Regards,
    -Metin


    Metin Sitti, PhD
    Associate Professor, Adamson Career Faculty Fellow
    NanoRobotics Lab
    Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Institute
    Address: Carnegie Mellon University, 324 Scaife Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
    Tel: 412-268-3632
    Fax: 412-268-3348
    E-Mail: sitti@cmu.edu
    Lab: http://nanolab.me.cmu.edu
    MechE: http://www.me.cmu.edu/people/faculty/sitti.htm
    RI: http://www.ri.cmu.edu/people/sitti_metin.html
     
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  4. iCyborg

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    Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Scientist position at the Vision Lab, University of Antwerp, Belgium in the area of Image Processing and Analysis focusing on MRI/CT in small animals.

    The Vision Lab provides a unique interdisciplinary research environment incorporating collaborations with top-of-the-field researchers in Computer Science, Mathematics, Radiology, Neurology, and BioMedical Engineering. The position entails research in image processing (noise reduction, resolution enhancement, fMRI, DT-MRI and tractography).

    We are looking for an applicant with a strong background in Medical Image Analysis (Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Applied Mathematics) in Matlab and/or C/C++. The successful applicant will be able to conduct solid, independent research, with good interpersonal, and communication skills.

    The position is open immediately and the salary compensation is competitive. For consideration, please submit your application preferably in one single PDF-document including cover letter, a full CV, and the names and email addresses of two references to jan.sijbers@ua.ac.be, with subject line " Postdoc position: (your name)". For more information please email Jan Sijbers (jan.sijbers@ua.ac.be).
     
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    EPFL's images and visual representation group ( http://ivrgwww.epfl.ch )
    and the computer vision laboratory ( http://cvlab.epfl.ch ) have a
    joint opening for a post-doctoral fellow in the field of image and video
    content analysis and recognition. The position will initially be offered
    for 18 months if the candidate can start before the end of June.

    Description

    The addition of context information (technical metadata, other sensor
    data, other text data, etc.) promises to greatly increase the potential
    to better segment, analyze, and recognize media content, and even to
    semantically annotate it. In the current and emerging wired environment,
    low level feature image/video systems will become increasingly
    intertwined with physical reality, will be based on resources shared
    over the Internet and will be supporting social interactions. This will
    impact the image/video analysis and recognition, requiring the ability
    to deal with the inherent uncertainty in the varied context information.

    Position

    The images and visual representation group and the computer vision
    laboratory at EPFL offer a creative international environment, a
    possibility to conduct highly competitive research on a global scale and
    involvement in teaching. Within the project, there are opportunities to
    cooperate with national and international research and industrial
    partners. There is the possibility to gain valuable experience in the
    emerging field of context aware imaging systems, in terms of new
    theoretical models and algorithms and in prototype systems. In addition,
    active participation in research projects and advising a small group of
    highly motivated Ph.D. students is expected. Salaries are in the range
    CHF 70000 to 80000 per year, the precise amount to be determined by
    EPFL's department of human resources.

    Education

    The candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree with top performance in a field
    related to image/video content analysis and recognition. Strong
    mathematics and programming skills (C or C++ and Matlab) are a plus.
    S/he should have a track record in conducting original highly
    competitive scientific research and publishing the results in top
    conferences and scientific journals. Maturity, self-motivation, and the
    ability to work both independently and as a team player in local and
    international research teams are expected. French language skills are
    not required, English is mandatory.

    Application

    Applications can either be sent via email or letter:

    Prof. Sabine Susstrunk
    EPFL-IC-LCAV2, Batiment BC
    Station 14
    CH-1015 Lausanne
    Switzerland

    E-mail: sabine.susstrunk@epfl.ch <mailto:sabine.susstrunk@epfl.ch>
    They must contain a statement of interest, a CV, a list of publications,
    and the names of three references.

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    Prof. P. Fua (Pascal.Fua@epfl.ch)
    Tel: 41/21-693-7519 FAX: 41/21-693-7520
    Url: http://cvlab.epfl.ch/~fua/
     
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    EPFL's Computer Vision Laboratory (http://cvlab.epfl.ch/) has an opening
    for a post-doctoral fellow in the field of Computer Vision and Face
    Detection. The position is initially offered for 12 months.

    Description:

    The work will be carried out at EPFL as part of a cooperation with
    Deutsch Telekom whose goal is to capture facial expressions and speech
    from single video streams in real-time.

    Position:

    The Computer Vision laboratory offers a creative international
    environment, a possibility to conduct competitive research on a global
    scale and involvement in teaching. Within the project, there will be
    ample opportunities to cooperate with some of the best groups in Europe
    and elsewhere.

    EPFL is located next to Lake Geneva in a beautiful setting 60 kilometers
    away from the city of Geneva. Salaries are in the range EUR 40000 to
    45000 per year, the precise amount to be determined by EPFL's department
    of human resources. Because, the project is funded under the Marie Curie
    rules, some nationality restrictions apply. See
    http://visiontrain.inrialpes.fr/?page=post_proposals for details.

    Education:

    Applicants are expected to have finished, or be about to finish their
    Ph.D. degrees, to have strong mathematical background, and to have a
    track record of publications in top computer vision conferences and
    journals. Strong programming skills (C or C++) are a plus. French
    language skills are not required, English is mandatory.

    Application:

    Applications must be sent by email to Prof. P. Fua (pascal.fua@epfl.ch).
    They must contain a statement of interest, a CV, a list of publications,
    and the names of three references.
     
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  7. iCyborg

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    University of Surrey

    Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences

    Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing
    (CVSSP)

    Research Fellow
    (Ref: 6426)
    Salary: Up to ?32,796 per annum
    (Subject to Qualifications and Experience)

    This is your opportunity to join the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing, one of the UK's premier research centres in Computer Vision. This position is available immediately for a period of 30 months.

    The post is part of the EU project 'DIPLECS' which seeks to design a Cognitive Architecture that can learn how to drive a car by watching a human. The system will be demonstrated in two domains: providing driver feedback in a real car as part of an assisted safety system and in the autonomous control of model RC devices.

    You will be responsible for the development of systems that allow object detectors and behaviour models to be learnt automatically from the observation of human operators, you will also investigate the dependency between these models to allow autonomous control or commentary. The focus will be upon the generic framework required to perform such learning with only 'weak supervision'. You should have a research background in computer vision or machine intelligence, experience of visual object detection or data mining would also be an advantage. You should also have the technical skills necessary to create new and exploit existing software tools for video analysis.
    Informal enquiries are welcome and may be made to Dr Richard Bowden (r.bowden@surrey.ac.uk) or Professor Josef Kittler (j.kittler@surrey.ac.uk)
    Benefits package includes relocation provision, final salary pension, childcare assistance and leisure facilities.
    For an application pack and to apply on-line please go to www.surrey.ac.uk/vacancies <https://outlook2003.surrey.ac.uk/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.surrey.ac.uk/vacancies> If you are unable to apply on-line please contact Mrs Monica Gluhak, HR Assistant on Tel: +44 (0) 1483 686106 or email: M.Gluhak@surrey.ac.uk
    Please quote Post Ref 6426
    Closing date for applications is Wednesday 06 February 2008

    For further information about the University of Surrey, please visit www.surrey.ac.uk <https://outlook2003.surrey.ac.uk/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.surrey.ac.uk> .

    We acknowledge, understand and embrace cultural diversity

    --
    Richard Bowden | Phone: +44 (0)1483 689838
    CVSSP | Fax: +44 (0)1483 686031
    University of Surrey | email: r.bowden@surrey.ac.uk
    Guildford, Surrey | www: www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/personal/r.bowden/
    GU2 7XH, UK
     
  8. iCyborg

    iCyborg i am a cyborg

    Thinh thoảng em nhận được thông bác tuyển facuty, post vào đây luôn phòng khi có bác nào cần.
     
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  9. iCyborg

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    Dear colleagues,

    the Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany has an opening for a
    professorship in Automation
    (<http://www.jacobs-university.de/about/jobs/13784/>).
    The position is open for applications on all levels, i.e., assistant,
    associate and full professor. The position is expected to complement the
    existing research in Robotics at Jacobs University
    (<http://robotics.jacobs-university.de>).

    Jacobs University is the first real private university in Germany with a
    highly selective student body. English is the language of education and
    daily life at Jacobs. The position is placed in the EECS department. A
    successful candidate is expected to engage in the CS undergraduate
    program and in the CS Smart Systems graduate program, which includes a
    Master and a PhD track. For this position in Automation, we seek for
    applications with an industry oriented research agenda.

    Best regards,
    Andreas Birk

    --
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    Prof. Dr. Andreas Birk
    =======================================================
    Jacobs University

    School of Engineering and Science
    Research 1, Campus Ring 12, 28759 Bremen, Germany

    http://robotics.jacobs-university.de/
     
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  10. iCyborg

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    Research Fellow in Terrain Aided Navigation for UUVs Australian Centre for
    Field Robotics School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
    University of Sydney

    The University of Sydney’s Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) has
    secured funding through the DSTO Centre of Expertise in Autonomous and
    Unmanned System to provide support for a Research Fellow to undertake
    research in the area of Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping and its
    application to Unmanned Underwater Vehicle operations. The Maritime
    Platforms Division (MPD) of DSTO has developed the Wayamba and Mullaya
    UUV’s. At present these vehicles navigate using inertial navigation and
    acoustic positioning systems. The ACFR has developed a combination of
    terrain aided and acoustic navigation systems that, based on Simultaneous
    Location and Mapping (SLAM) techniques, allow their UUV’s to integrate local
    observations of terrain into their navigation solutions when approaching
    seafloor structures. The SLAM and acoustic navigation techniques compliment
    one another and the fusion of these techniques will allow for improved UUV
    navigation solutions.

    We have an outstanding position available for a dynamic and experienced
    Research Fellow to undertake fundamental research in this area and to see it
    applied into on-going programs supported through the DSTO MPD. Suited to
    this role is an individual who has a strong background in Terrain Aided
    navigation, excellent team work skills, a responsible nature and an
    enthusiasm for seeing their work integrated into real platforms. As part of
    this position, you will work closely with DSTO MPD to see the proposed
    techniques integrated onto their platforms and demonstrated in the field.

    To succeed, you will need to possess a PhD in Electrical, Mechatronic
    Engineering or Computer Science or similar, as well as demonstrated ability
    to see your research integrated on real robotic systems. Ideally, you will
    have a strong background and experience working with oceanographic
    instrumentation, AUVs or other advanced robotic systems. Experience in
    software development and working with complex systems will also be
    considered an asset.

    This is an outstanding opportunity to further develop your research career
    in a highly-specialised and sought-after field of robotics. You will find
    great satisfaction in making a name for yourself in a challenging hands-on
    role, and can look forward to multiple opportunities to be involved in field
    work.

    The position is full-time fixed term for two years, subject to the
    completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. There is
    the possibility of further offers of employment, subject to funding and
    need. Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a
    condition of employment for new appointees.

    Remuneration package: up to $101k p.a. depending on the level of employment
    (including leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to
    superannuation).

    Level of appointment and responsibility will be commensurate with
    qualifications and experience.

    All applications must be completed online by visiting the University of
    Sydney's Careers page
    http://positions.usyd.edu.au/jobtools/jncustomsearch.viewFullSingle?in_organ
    id=14743&in_jnCounter=221303321. A copy of the duty statement can be viewed
    by clicking Attached Position Files. Specific enquiries should be directed
    to Dr. Stefan Williams at stefanw at acfr.usyd.edu.au For general enquiries,
    please contact Fabrice Noël on (+61 2) 9036 7295 or by email:
    f.noel at usyd.edu.au

    Closing Date: Jan 17 2008


    Dr. Stefan B. Williams

    Senior Lecturer
    Australian Centre for Field Robotics
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Autonomous Systems School of Aerospace,
    Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering, J04 University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW,
    2006 Australia

    Phone: +61 2 9351 8152 Fax: +61 2 9351 7474
    Mob: +61 403 849 183
     
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  11. iCyborg

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    FACULTY POSITION
    in Robotics, Mechatronics, and Control
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    The Department of Mechanical Engineering, M.I.T., invites applications
    for a faculty position in the field of Robotics, Mechatronics, and
    Dynamic Systems and Control. The successful candidate should have
    demonstrated abilities to conduct an independent, strong research
    program as well as to teach graduate and undergraduate subjects in
    these areas. The field of robotics, mechatronics, and dynamic systems
    and control has entered a new era with advanced sensors, actuators,
    materials, and communication technology. Growing needs include
    autonomous mobile robots for energy exploration, security, defense,
    and environment monitoring; advanced medical devices and systems for
    surgery, rehabilitation, and elderly care; and humanoids and home
    robots for home automation, education, and entertainment. The
    successful candidate is expected to have his/her core disciplinary
    competence in dynamic systems and control, and possess a broad
    cross-disciplinary knowledge in electronics, materials, or biology as
    well as a practical knowledge and experience in mechanical design and
    manufacturing.

    Applicants must hold a doctorate in a discipline related to one or
    more of the above research topics. The new faculty hire is expected to
    have a research focus in mechanical engineering, and have demonstrated
    (1) outstanding research strength in robotics, mechatronics, or
    dynamic systems and control, (2) strong disciplinary background, (3)
    the ability to synthesize new devices and systems by working across
    broad disciplinary fields, (4) strong experimental skills and the
    ability to realize his/her research results in physical form. An
    appointment as assistant professor or associate professor without
    tenure is desired, although a senior appointment may be considered for
    exceptional candidates having world-class reputation.

    Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received. Any
    applications received by April 1, 2008 will receive full
    consideration. MIT is especially encouraging minorities and women to
    apply, because of its strong commitment to diversity in engineering
    education, research, and practice. Applicants should send a C.V., a
    statement of research and teaching interests, no more than five
    publications, and complete contact information for at least three
    individuals who are willing to give a reference. E-mail applications
    are preferred; send to robotics-mesearch07 at mit.edu in MS Word, pdf, or
    plain text. Alternatively, send two copies of these documents to:
    Chair, Robotics, Mechatronics, and Control Search Committee,
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room
    5-214, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307.

    MIT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

    http://web.mit.edu/, http://meche.mit.edu/

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  12. iCyborg

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    A Research Assistant Professor position is available immediately in the
    Biomedical Engineering program of the Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical
    Engineering Department at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Candidates
    with a couple of years research experiences after PhD degrees are encouraged
    to apply. A recent PhD graduate may be appointed as a Research Associate
    first, then promote to the position after 12 month productive research.

    The successful candidate will work on the department's new initiative on
    Nano Bio-systems. Candidates with background or interests in the following
    areas are strongly encouraged to apply.

    1). Control theory for engineered nano bio-systems.
    2). Applications of AFM and con-focal microscopy for nano bioengineering.

    Please send one paragraph of interest along with CV and selected
    publications to Mingjun Zhang at mjzhang at utk.edu .

    --
    Sincerely yours,


    Mingjun Zhang
    Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    Director, Nano Bio-systems, Bio-instrumentation and Automation Lab
    Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering
    408 Dougherty Engineering Building
    1512 Middle Drive
    The University of Tennessee
    Knoxville, TN 37996-2210
    Phone: (865)974-7620
    Fax: (865)974-5274

    E-mail: mjzhang at utk.edu
    http://web.utk.edu/~mjzhang/about_pi.html
     
  13. iCyborg

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    Tenure track faculty positions at the University of Utah are offered
    in the following two areas of robotics:

    1. Mechanical Engineering position: Medical robotics. See

    http://www.mech.utah.edu/facultypositions.html

    and send applications to:

    Robotics Search Committee, University of Utah, Department of
    Mechanical Engineering, 50 S. Central Campus Dr. Rm 2110, Salt Lake
    City, UT 84112-9208 or robotics_search at mech.utah.edu.

    2. School of Computing position: Machine learning and AI applied to
    robotics. See

    http://www.cs.utah.edu/facultypositions/2007/robotics

    and send applications electronically to:

    Faculty Recruiting Committee, c/o Mr. Chris Coleman, coleman at cs.utah.edu.

    Applications are evaluated as received. The closing date is January
    16, 2008.

    The School of Computing and the Department of Mechanical Engineering
    have jointly established the Robotics Track, which is the second
    graduate program of study in robotics in the US offering M.S. and
    Ph.D. degrees.

    http://robotics.eng.utah.edu/track.html

    Utah is world-famous for the robot systems produced by its spinoff
    company Sarcos, including the Utah/MIT Dextrous Hand, the Sarcos
    Dextrous Arm, and various humanoid robots. Recently the University of
    Utah was awarded an NSF IGERT grant on the theme Biocentric
    Robotics. The two robotics faculty positions build upon the IGERT
    award.

    http://robotics.eng.utah.edu/IGERT/

    Applicants should have earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely
    related field for the School of Computing position, or a Ph.D. in
    Mechanical Engineering or closely related field for the Department of
    Mechanical Engineering position. We seek dynamic young researchers
    with exceptional research backgrounds who wish to build a strong
    research program while complementing our current efforts, and are
    committed to teaching excellence in robotics and related areas of
    computer science or mechanical engineering.

    Contact: John Hollerbach (School of Computing position) or Mark Minor
    (Mechanical Engineering position) for more information.
     
  14. iCyborg

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    The department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering would like the
    following ad posted to your e-mail list: (Thanks!)
    Virginia McAuley, Assistant to the Director
    M&AE, Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY 14853 607 255-3623

    Faculty Position
    The Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell
    University, Ithaca, New York invites applications for a tenure-track
    faculty position in dynamics, systems and controls. Applicants must
    hold a doctorate in an appropriate field, must have demonstrated an
    ability to conduct outstanding research, and must show promise for
    leadership in the field and excellent teaching. We anticipate
    filling the position at the Assistant Professor level, but
    applications at other levels will be considered; salary and rank are
    commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    We seek outstanding theoretical and/or applied applicants in areas
    such as: robotics, vehicles, and autonomous systems; aerospace
    systems; networked and embedded systems in the field of mechanical
    and aerospace engineering; MEMS; and bioinspired controls. Faculty
    with other related interests are welcome to apply. Current research
    in the group has a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary problems
    extending beyond group and department boundaries with clear ties to
    significant mechanical or aerospace applications. Faculty have
    opportunities to collaborate with university programs including the
    IGERT Program on Nonlinear Systems; the Cornell Center for Advanced
    Computing; and the Cornell Nanoscale Science and Technology Facility.

    The Sibley School, and the College of Engineering at Cornell embrace
    diversity and seek candidates who will contribute to a climate
    attractive to students of all races, nationalities and genders. We
    strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply.
    Please submit an application on line, at
    https://fast.mae.cornell.edu/. Applications will be accepted until
    the position is filled. All applications received by January 15,
    2008 will receive full consideration.


    Cornell University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer;
    qualified women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
     
  15. iCyborg

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    RESEARCH GROUP LEADER POSITION AT KARLSRUHE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY,
    GERMANY *

    The Department of Measurement and Control (MRT) at Karlsruhe Institute
    of Technology (KIT) (www.kit.edu) specializes in
    the development of intelligent sensing techniques for autonomous
    vehicles and for automated visual inspection tasks. Research projects
    focus on highly accurate vehicle positioning, automated map generation,
    and environmental sensing with active camera and laser scanner data. We
    are working in an interdisciplinary environment in cooperation with
    international research institutions, the automotive industry and train
    manufacturers.

    We invite highly motivated applicants for a vacant research group leader
    position. The prospective candidate will be responsible for a research
    group - including the supervision of PhD students and project
    coordination with our partners - and initiate own research projects. The
    MRT provides excellent infrastructural and scientific background for the
    candidate to pursue his/her own line of research. The candidate will as
    well be integrated in our post-graduate teaching activities.

    The prospective candidate should hold a PhD in Mechanical or Electrical
    Engineering, Computer Science or a related field. He/She should have a
    strong theoretical background in at least 3 of the following areas:

    - Pattern Recognition
    - Distributed/Multimodal Sensor Data Fusion
    - 3D Scene Reconstruction (structure-from-motion/stereo/...)
    - Image Understanding
    - Probabilistic modelling, reasoning and learning
    - Simultaneous localization and mapping
    - Map Matching

    and should have hands-on experience thereof in areas like robotics,
    automobile or railway systems. Knowledge of German language is helpful,
    but not mandatory.

    The position is intended for 3-5 years duration. Annual salary will be
    approximately 40 - 55 kEuro (Bat1b / E14).

    Applicants should send their application along with a CV, a detailed
    statement of research plans, copies of three publications, and names and
    contact information of at least 2 references. These documents should be
    submitted as pdf attachments to: mrt at mach.uni-karlsruhe.de .

    For further information contact:

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Stiller,
    Institut für Mess- und Regelungstechnik
    Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
    Postfach 6980
    76128 Karlsruhe
    E-Mail: stiller at mrt.mach.uni-karlsruhe.de
     
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    ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering
    Assistant Professor in Rehabilitation Engineering


    The position of an Assistant Professor in Rehabilitation Engineering is available at the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering of ETH Zurich. The professorship will be realized in the frame of the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) "Neural Plasticity and Repair" (www.nccr-neuro.ethz.ch). The scientific challenge will be the development and evaluation of techniques and methods for patient-centered therapies in the field of neurorehabilitation.

    The successful candidate is expected to have strong technical background, e.g. in engineering, physics, information technology, control, robotics, and some cross-disciplinary experience in biology, medicine and/or therapy. The selected candidate will be committed to research in one or several of the following areas: techniques of Virtual Reality for motor and neuro-cognitive rehabilitation, rehabilitation and assistive robotics and neuroprosthetics (including FES, BCI, deep brain stimulation). We search for a young personality, with excellent scientific re¬cord, inventive research ideas, and readiness for teaching. Interdisciplinary collaborations with clinical and basic science groups are expected. Readiness for technological transfer of results to the industry is highly recommended. Courses at Master level may be taught in English.

    This assistant professorship has been established to promote the careers of younger scientists. Initial appointment is for four years, with the possibility of renewal for an additional two-year period.

    Please submit your application together with a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and an outline of future research to the President of ETH Zurich, Raemistrasse 101, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland, no later than February 15, 2008. With a view towards increasing the proportion of female professors, ETH Zurich specifically encourages female candidates to apply.
     
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    ======================================================================================
    Open Position (Full Professor) Announcement: "Mechatronics and
    Intelligent Sensing"
    ======================================================================================

    The newly established Excellence Cluster "Cognitive Interaction Technology"
    at Bielefeld University (BU) combines the efforts of researchers from
    computer science,
    linguistics, biology, psychology and physics to elevate the command of
    technical
    systems to the level of cognitive interaction with humans. This entails
    cross-disciplinary research on processes such as motion intelligence,
    attention,
    situated communication, memory and learning.

    In this context BU's Faculty of Technology is inviting applicants for
    the following faculty position:

    ======================================================================================
    Mechatronics and Intelligent Sensing (Full Professor position/ W3)
    ======================================================================================

    Candidates should have research of excellent standing in the broad area of
    Mechatronics, with special emphasis on the development of innovative
    mechatronic systems in the context of robotics and human-machine
    interaction. The holder of the senior position will be expected to
    participate very actively in
    the Excellence Cluster and to be seriously interested in
    interdisciplinary connections,
    such as the role of biomimetic designs for the development of sensors
    and mechatronic
    systems. Candidates should have strong teaching capabilities at the
    undergraduate and
    graduate levels and will be expected to provide lectures in the areas of
    mechatronics, control and sensing systems on a regular basis. They
    should participate actively
    to the development of the bachelor, masters and future PhD programs in
    the computer
    science department.

    Required Qualifications. Candidates must have a university and a
    qualified PhD degree in a pertinent field (usually, computer science
    or electrical engineering), strong scientific achievements
    and an outstanding research record. The position is
    available as a permanent position.

    We welcome applications from severely handicapped people.

    We particularly welcome applications from women. Given equal suitability,
    qualifications and professional achievement women will be given preference,
    unless particular circumstances pertaining to a male applicant predominate.

    Location. Bielefeld is located in north-western Germany in the federal
    state of North-Rhine Westphalia. With over 300.000 inhabitants
    one of Germany's 20 largest cities (and ranking in a top position with
    regard
    to green city area per inhabitant), it offers all major amenities, including
    direct access to the high-speed ICE trains connecting the cities of Cologne
    and Berlin.

    Applicants are asked to send their documents no later than Jan-15 2008 to

    Attention of Mrs. Elke Gruetz
    Faculty of Technology
    Bielefeld University
    33594 Bielefeld / Germany
    email: egruetz at techfak.uni-bielefeld.de

    The following documents are requested in PDF format: curriculum vitae,
    publication list,
    brief statements of research and teaching interests, names and addresses
    of four references.
     
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    Faculty Recruiting for Academic Year 2008-2009

    Applications are invited for a tenure track faculty member in the
    Department of Computer Science at the level of Assistant Professor
    without tenure. The appointment is to begin on or after July 1, 2008.

    We particularly invite applications from candidates with expertise in:

    * bioinformatics,
    * computer security,
    * databases and data mining,
    * physically-based simulation, and
    * robotics.

    Outstanding candidates who would strengthen or complement other existing
    research groups in the department will be welcomed.

    Applicants are expected to have a doctorate in computer science or
    computer engineering, or must present an equivalent level of
    professional accomplishment. Further information and details on the
    application procedure for this search is available at
    http://www.cs.unc.edu or by e-mail to faculty-recruiting08 at cs.unc.edu.

    Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of North
    Carolina is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

    To apply for this position, please visit the web page
    https://sparta.cs.unc.edu/Recruiting/

    For additional information or questions about this search, please send
    email to faculty-recruiting08 AT cs DOT UNC DOT edu.
    <mailto:%20faculty-recruiting08%20AT%20cs%20DOT%20UNC%20%09%20%20DOT%20edu>

    Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of North
    Carolina is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
     
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    Research Fellow in Terrain Aided Navigation for UUVs
    Australian Centre for Field Robotics
    School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
    University of Sydney

    The University of Sydney’s Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) has
    secured funding through the DSTO Centre of Expertise in Autonomous and
    Unmanned System to provide support for a Research Fellow to undertake
    research in the area of Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping and its
    application to Unmanned Underwater Vehicle operations. The Maritime
    Platforms Division (MPD) of DSTO has developed the Wayamba and Mullaya
    UUV’s. At present these vehicles navigate using inertial navigation and
    acoustic positioning systems. The ACFR has developed a combination of
    terrain aided and acoustic navigation systems that, based on Simultaneous
    Location and Mapping (SLAM) techniques, allow their UUV’s to integrate local
    observations of terrain into their navigation solutions when approaching
    seafloor structures. The SLAM and acoustic navigation techniques compliment
    one another and the fusion of these techniques will allow for improved UUV
    navigation solutions.

    We have an outstanding position available for a dynamic and experienced
    Research Fellow to undertake fundamental research in this area and to see it
    applied into on-going programs supported through the DSTO MPD. Suited to
    this role is an individual who has a strong background in Terrain Aided
    navigation, excellent team work skills, a responsible nature and an
    enthusiasm for seeing their work integrated into real platforms. As part of
    this position, you will work closely with DSTO MPD to see the proposed
    techniques integrated onto their platforms and demonstrated in the field.

    To succeed, you will need to possess a PhD in Electrical, Mechatronic
    Engineering or Computer Science or similar, as well as demonstrated ability
    to see your research integrated on real robotic systems. Ideally, you will
    have a strong background and experience working with oceanographic
    instrumentation, AUVs or other advanced robotic systems. Experience in
    software development and working with complex systems will also be
    considered an asset.

    This is an outstanding opportunity to further develop your research career
    in a highly-specialised and sought-after field of robotics. You will find
    great satisfaction in making a name for yourself in a challenging hands-on
    role, and can look forward to multiple opportunities to be involved in field
    work.

    The position is full-time fixed term for two years, subject to the
    completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. There is
    the possibility of further offers of employment, subject to funding and
    need. Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a
    condition of employment for new appointees.

    Remuneration package: up to $101k p.a. depending on the level of employment
    (including leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to
    superannuation).

    Level of appointment and responsibility will be commensurate with
    qualifications and experience.

    All applications must be completed online by visiting the University of
    Sydney's Careers page
    http://positions.usyd.edu.au/jobtools/jncustomsearch.viewFullSingle?in_organ
    id=14743&in_jnCounter=221303321. A copy of the duty statement can be viewed
    by clicking Attached Position Files. Specific enquiries should be directed
    to Dr. Stefan Williams at stefanw at acfr.usyd.edu.au For general enquiries,
    please contact Fabrice Noël on (+61 2) 9036 7295 or by email:
    f.noel at usyd.edu.au

    Closing Date: Jan 17 2008


    Dr. Stefan B. Williams

    Senior Lecturer
    Australian Centre for Field Robotics
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Autonomous Systems
    School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering, J04
    University of Sydney,
    Sydney, NSW, 2006
    Australia

    Phone: +61 2 9351 8152 Fax: +61 2 9351 7474
    Mob: +61 403 849 183
     
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    POSTDOC POSITIONS IN COGNITIVE ROBOTICS & NEUROCOMPUTATIONAL MODELING

    Three postdoc positions in cognitive robotics and neurocomputational
    modeling are available at the University of Skovde, Sweden, as part
    of two EU-funded cognitive systems projects:

    (A) Two positions are available as part of a new three-year project
    called ROSSI ("Emergence of communication in Robots through Sensorimotor
    and Social Interaction"), starting in March 2008. The project involves
    cognitive neuroscientists, psychologists, computational modelers and
    roboticists in Italy, Germany, Turkey and Sweden. ROSSI investigates
    sensorimotor grounding of concepts and language use in human-robot
    interaction, and the open positions are focused on neurocomputational
    modeling of the underlying neural mechanisms (canonical and mirror
    neuron systems). Starting date: around March 2008.

    (B) One position is available as part of the four-year project ICEA
    ("Integrating Cognition, Emotion and Autonomy") which started January
    2006 and is coordinated by our lab. The project involves ten labs in
    seven countries and aims to develop cognitive-robotics architectures
    integrating cognitive, emotional and homeostatic processes, based on
    models of the mammalian brain. The open position is flexible, but
    intended to complement/strengthen the work of 5-6 people currently
    working on ICEA and related topics in our lab. Possible focus areas
    would be, for example, neurocomputational modeling of interactions
    between cognition and affect/emotion/motivation, neuromodulation,
    modeling of rat behavior, anticipation/prediction/simulation of
    behavior. Starting date: as soon as possible.

    Informal enquiries can be directed to Tom Ziemke at tom.ziemke at his.se.
    Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief statement of research
    interests, and representative publications.
     

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