[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoc at AASS, Örebro University, Sweden (Deadline Sep 14)
The Centre for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS) at Örebro University, Sweden, is seeking an early career postdoctoral researcher in computer science for a fixed-term two-year appointment.
Short deadline: September 14!
About the project:
The position is associated with the FIREM-II project, funded by EIT Raw Materials (the European Institute of Innovation & Technology). This project aims to further the development of firefighting in underground mines by means of autonomous or partially teleoperated vehicles; both in terms of algorithms and equipment, training methods, and standards. The project consortium is coordinated by RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and also includes Boliden Mineral, DMT Group, Luleå University of Technology, LKAB, Silesian University of Technology, Fogmaker International, Dafo Brand, Robotdalen, and Volvo Construction Equipment.
About the position:
This postdoc position in particular relates to the research topic of multi-modal map matching and SLAM in low-visibility environments. Novel research on matching maps made by radar and other sensors with maps of other modalities, such as pre-existing building plans, is expected to contribute to a step change in applications such as search & rescue robotics. Particular challenges of multi-modal map matching are that maps from different sources are affected by different kinds of uncertainties and errors, and that features in one kind of map may not be readily recognisable in another.
The candidate is expected to have a demonstrated research background and international publications within robotic mapping and localisation. In particular, previous work with heterogeneous sensor configurations and multi-modal maps is an advantage. A solid theoretical background and excellent programming skills are also very important, as is the ability to develop real-world prototypical systems. In addition to scientific publications, the candidate is expected to contribute to successful project demonstrations. It is not necessary to be familiar with the Swedish language, but proficiency in written/spoken English is mandatory.
Our aim with this new recruitment is to further strengthen our research competence within computer science towards topics at perception and navigation in challenging environments, advancing the theoretical and practical foundations that allow mobile robots to operate in an unconstrained, dynamic environment.
Researchers at AASS come from a dozen different countries, in Europe and worldwide, and have different scientific and cultural backgrounds. We are involved in several European and international projects, frequently host international researchers and seminars, resulting in ample travel and collaboration opportunities for our researchers.
Eligible for the appointment as postdoctoral researcher are applicants holding a doctoral degree in computer science or in related subject areas. The doctoral degree should have been awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline. Candidates who have obtained their doctoral degree prior to that may however also be considered if special grounds exist (leave of absence due to illness, parental leave, clinical duties, an elected position in a trade union, or other similar circumstances).
The assessment of the candidates is based on previous research and publication records and the suitability to the topics outlined above, as well as demonstrated programming and deployment skills.
Good communication skills in English, both written and spoken, is a requirement.
The position is a full-time position for a fixed term of two years. The salary depends on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. The start date is negotiable, but the position is available immediately.
For more information about the scientific aspects of this position, please contact Martin Magnusson by email at [hidden email].
For further information contact Head of AASS, Professor Amy Loutfi, [hidden email].