The successful postdoc candidate will work on multirobot systems for active sensing -- with a main focus on the marine domain -- designing algorithms and assessing them through simulations and field trials with surface and underwater robots.
The postdoc is expected to carry out research; write papers for conferences and journals; participate in preparing proposals for research funding and in writing project reports; assist in organizing research meetings and workshops; and mentor graduate students.
The expected duration of the position is one year with renewal subject to funding availability and performance. Note that benefits will be provided.
Positions are available immediately with a possible option of starting in Winter, 2019. Candidates applying before October 31, 2018 will be given full consideration; applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.
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.
-- QUALIFICATIONS --
- Ph.D. in Robotics, AI, Computer Science, Engineering
- A strong theoretical and practical background in multirobot coordination and decision-making under uncertainty
- Programming skills including experiences using C++ and/or Python
- Great presentation skills, both written and oral
- Experiences with ROS, networking, computer vision, machine learning techniques (deep learning, Gaussian Processes, …), and real robots will be a plus.
-- APPLICATION PACKAGE --
To apply, send a single file containing:
2. One page summary of research interests
3. One page thesis abstract
3. Names and contact information of at least three references
4. Dates of availability
5. A personal website, if available, where further details can be found
Applicants should also indicate if they will be in Madrid during IROS2019 for a possible meeting.
-- ROBOTICS @ DARTMOUTH --
The robotics laboratories at Dartmouth have a variety of robotics platforms, currently including 19 Turtlebot 3, 5 Parrot AR.Drone 2.0, an Adept SCARA arm, an ABB 6-DOF robot arm. More ground and marine platforms are being ordered, including a BlueROV2.
The lab also contains a small shop for construction of robot parts and prototypes. For rapid prototyping, we have an FDM 2000 rapid prototyping machine, band saw, drill press, and hand tools, as well as access to Dartmouth Thayer Engineering School machine shop and rapid prototyping facilities.
-- DARTMOUTH AND SURROUNDING AREA HIGHLIGHTS --
Dartmouth College, a member of the Ivy League, is located in Hanover, New Hampshire (on the Vermont border). Home to Dartmouth College, the Upper Connecticut Valley is a vibrant, academic and professional community offering excellent schools, lively arts, and an unmatched quality of life in a beautiful setting. Amenities associated with urban areas in Boston MA, Burlington VT, and Montreal QC are all within a few hours drive.