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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Post-doctoral and Ph.D. student positions in Learning for Robotic Manipulation

Kyrki Ville
Post-doctoral and Ph.D. student positions in Learning for Robotic Manipulation

To operate in environments built for humans, future robots need to possess human-like capabilities in areas such as perception, manipulation, and reasoning. Intelligent Robotics group at Aalto University’s School of Electrical Engineering works actively to develop intelligent robotic systems and robotic vision with a particular emphasis on methods and systems that cope with imperfect knowledge and uncertain sensors. The research environment provides excellent opportunities for open-minded co-operation with highly motivated research staff as well as with top international partners, and access to state-of-the-art platforms such as KUKA LWR 4+, Franka Emika Panda, and Care-O-Bot 4. The group is highly international and the working language is English.

We are seeking excellent and highly motivated candidates at post-doctoral and doctoral levels to help us study multiple aspects of learning and perception for robotic manipulation. Research topics include how to use reinforcement learning with active physical agents such as robots, learning to manipulate objects with challenging dynamical properties, and learning to actively explore objects and environment.

For details about each position, please see the corresponding section below.

Post-doctoral positions

For post-doc positions, a candidate should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. Excellent candidates in a final phase of their Ph.D. studies can also be considered. Suitable disciplines include Robotics, Computer Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Control Engineering, Mathematics, and other related areas. A strong publication record and experience in real robotic systems are considered a plus. Candidates are expected to be proficient in programming and fluent in spoken and written English.

The positions are available immediately but the start time can be negotiated. The positions are fixed-term and filled initially for 1 year with an option for extension of 1-2 years. The salary is determined based on experience and qualifications in accordance to the salary system of Aalto University.  Employment includes occupational health and social security benefits.

To apply for the post-doc positions, send the documents indicated below (in English, complied in a single PDF) with reference “Post-doc position” using the on-line recruitment system at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__bit.ly_2R76HiB&d=DwIF-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=51ygubR62IzVAeECcALzWd_AG5jmO-5Nb9lhhm6Daqo&s=QiMk4oYNzhW8q_SGULWrZdirJVwhCCxaYiX4xtrB-Ns&e= by November 11, 2018.

The required documents are:

    an application letter describing briefly your background and interests;
    a Curriculum Vitae (with contact details);
    names and contact information (email) of at least two references;
    a list of publications;
    doctoral degree certificate (if available);
    a link to electronic copy of Ph.D. Thesis (if available);
    links to electronic copies of 1-2 most relevant publications.                  

Ph.D. student positions

For Ph.D. student positions, a candidate should have a M.Sc. or equivalent degree in a suitable area (e.g. Robotics, Computer Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Control Engineering, Mathematics), or be a M.Sc. student in a final phase of their studies. The candidate should have strong analytical and writing skills in English, and experience or genuine interest in robotics. Expertise in machine learning is valued. Candidates are expected to also have good programming and mathematical skills.

The positions are available immediately but the start time can be negotiated. The positions are fixed-term and filled initially for 1 year with an option for extension until the end of 4-year Ph.D. studies. The salary is determined in accordance to the salary system of Aalto University.  Employment includes occupational health and social security benefits.

To apply for the doctoral student positions, submit the documents indicated below (in English, in a single PDF) with reference “Doctoral candidate position” using the on-line recruitment system at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__bit.ly_2R76HiB&d=DwIF-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=51ygubR62IzVAeECcALzWd_AG5jmO-5Nb9lhhm6Daqo&s=QiMk4oYNzhW8q_SGULWrZdirJVwhCCxaYiX4xtrB-Ns&e= by November 11, 2018.

The documents required are:

    a free-form application/motivation letter;
    a Curriculum Vitae (with contact details);
    names and contact information (email) of at least two references;
    transcript of records (courses and grades);
    degree certificate (if available, translation into English if needed);
    a list of publications (if available);
    link to electronic copy of Master's thesis (if available);                  

Additional information

For additional information, please contact Professor Ville Kyrki preferably by e-mail [hidden email] or alternatively by tel. +358 50 4082035. In recruitment process related questions please contact HR Coordinator Jaana Hänninen, [hidden email].
All applicants will be notified on the decisions. Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open or to extend the application period.

Aalto University

Aalto University is located in Finland, which was named the safest country in the world according to a 2017 report from the World Economic Forum. Aalto University is the foremost university in Finland in Engineering, Design and Business. Less than a 15-minute metro ride away from center of Helsinki, capital of Finland, Aalto offers access to rich cultural and social life to help maintain healthy work-life balance. If you like to travel, Helsinki is well connected to the world through a major international airport.

For more information about living in Finland: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.aalto.fi_en_about_careers_international-5Fstaff_&d=DwIF-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=51ygubR62IzVAeECcALzWd_AG5jmO-5Nb9lhhm6Daqo&s=dyFQoE3Pq4qtTZjD95OEtdu7mAp0hp4pedZHcfEPGto&e=
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