[robotics-worldwide] [JOBS] Postdoc in Robotics at Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan

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[robotics-worldwide] [JOBS] Postdoc in Robotics at Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan

Almas Shintemirov
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A postdoctoral scholar position in the Astana LAboratory for Robotic and
Intelligent Systems at Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan

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The Astana LAboratory for Robotic and Intelligent Systems (ALARIS
www.alaris.kz) within the Department of Robotics and Mechatronics at
Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan (www.nu.edu.kz) is seeking
candidates for a postdoctoral scholar position with a background in
robotics, mechatronics or other related area to work on one of the ongoing
or perspective new ALARIS projects aimed at developing rehabilitation
robotic and/or exoskeleton platforms, optimal control systems for
industrial and mobile robotic platforms, machine learning based methods and
algorithms for various fundamental and applied robotics tasks,etc. The
postdoctoral scholar is also expected to teach one course per semester
relevant to his/her area of research and/or based on Department's needs.

Requirements:

   - a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Robotics or related area
   - a record of publications in reputable journals and conferences in
   their areas of expertise
   - Strong programming skills in C++ / Matlab / Python and/or Solidworks
   CAD/mechanical design
   - Strong mathematical background
   - Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
   - Experience with robotic platforms and/or ROS will be a plus

Interested candidates should send a detailed CV with a list of publications
and a motivation letter to the email [hidden email] for initial
discussion on research directions and formal application details.

The Nazarbayev University campus is located in Astana, the capital of
Kazakhstan, in the heart of the new and ultra-modern Left-Bank region of
the city. Incoming faculty will enjoy a cosmopolitan living experience,
interwoven with traditional cultural influences in food and entertainment.
The social life offers a rich and vibrant atmosphere with excellent clubs
and restaurants, theater, music, opera, dancing, museums, modern and
traditional bazaar shopping, professional and amateur sports, outdoor
recreation, and much more.

Initial appointment is on a 1-year renewable contract with a possibility of
annual renewal for up to 4 years maximum, subject to annual performance
reviews. An attractive internationally competitive remuneration package
will include:

   -  Internationally competitive salary;
   -  A startup grant for conference travels and collaborations;
   -  Paid holiday leave of 30 days per annum;
   -  One home leave travel allowance per year for the appointee and
   dependents;
   -  International health insurance;
   -  Rent-free housing for the appointee and dependents;
   -  Assistance for relocation expenses including shipment allowance and
   airfares for the appointee and dependents; and,
   -  An educational allowance for dependent children.

Review of applications will begin immediately but full consideration will
be given to applications submitted no later than December 20, 2017.

Best regards,

Almas Shintemirov, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Robotics and Mechatronics
School of Science and Technology
Nazarbayev  University
53 Kabanbay Batyr Avenue
Astana, Kazakhstan Z05H0P9
Office phone:  +7 7172 706155
email:  [hidden email]
website: www.alaris.kz
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