[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoctoral Associate at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology

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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoctoral Associate at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology

Malika Meghjani
Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) is a major research enterprise established by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in partnership with the National Research Foundation of Singapore (NRF). SMART serves as an intellectual hub for international research collaborations, not only between MIT and Singapore, but also involving researchers from the region and beyond.

The current job posting is from the Autonomous Vehicle Lab of the Future Urban Mobility (FM) interdisciplinary research groups (IRGs) which is one of the seven IRGs established by SMART since 2007. The goal of FM IRG is to develop innovative mobility solutions that provide safe, comfortable, time and energy efficient transportation to enhance sustainability and societal well-being.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Associate - Autonomous Vehicles Group (Ref: IRG_FM_2017_030), Future Urban Mobility Interdisciplinary Research Group

Project Overview:
The proposed project involves path planning for multi-class autonomous vehicles which navigate in heterogeneous environments surrounded by pedestrians and other vehicles. The successful candidate will be required to develop and implement planning algorithms on real vehicles including a fleet of golf buggies and an electric car.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The FM IRG is seeking to employ a Postdoctoral Associate with the following job scope:
•    development of path planning and decision making algorithms under uncertain driving scenarios
•    implementation of the planning algorithms on real vehicles in pedestrian and on road environments
•    advising and mentoring PhD students in the research group
•    advancing research in any of these or other related areas

The most qualified candidates must have a PhD degree in related areas and have the following research experience:
•    Expertise in software design
•    Familiarity with system integration
•    Experience in development of autonomous systems
•    Familiarity of using ROS (Robot Operating System) is favourable
•    Adaptable to various computer languages, including C/C++/Python
•    Experience in various motion planning methods
•    Published research in autonomous navigation
•    Writing scientific reports
•    Good command of written and spoken English.

To apply, please visit our open positions website at:

Interested applicants will have to submit their full CV/resume, cover letter and list of three references (to include reference names and contact information) via the stated website. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Malika Meghjani
Post Doctoral Scholar | Future Urban Mobility
Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology
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