[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoctoral Research Fellow, National Center for Nuclear Robotics @ University of Lincoln, UK, *deadline approaching*

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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoctoral Research Fellow, National Center for Nuclear Robotics @ University of Lincoln, UK, *deadline approaching*

Gerhard Neumann-3
Postdoctoral Research Fellows in Robotics, Machine Learning and Computer
Vision (Fixed Term)School of Computer Science*Location:  *Brayford
*Salary:  * From £32,548 per annum
This post is full time, fixed term for 2 years.
*Closing Date:  * Sunday 28 January 2018
*Interview Date:  * Tuesday 13 February 2018
*Reference:  *COS467B

We are looking to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with research
profiles in robotics in extreme environments, robot learning, robot
grasping, robot motion planning, robotic navigation and mapping, robotic
scheduling and planning, or robotics system science and engineering, to
join our growing robotics research team.

The successful candidates will work within the National Center for Nuclear
Robotics (NCNR), which is a large consortium of robotics experts in the UK
including Universities of Birmingham, Queen Mary, Essex, Bristol, Edinburgh
and Lincoln. Under this project, more than 40 postdoctoral researchers and
PhD researchers form a team to develop cutting edge scientific solutions to
all aspects of robotics in extreme environments such as sensor and
manipulator design, computer vision, robotic grasping and manipulation,
mobile robotics, intuitive user interfaces and shared autonomy.

At the University of Lincoln, we will develop new machine learning
algorithms for several crucial applications in robotics in extreme
environments such as handling of nuclear waste and site monitoring with
mobile robots.  Clean-up and decommissioning of nuclear waste is one of the
biggest challenges for our and the next generations with enormous predicted
costs (up to 200Bn£ over the next hundred years). Moreover, recent disaster
situations such as Fukushima have shown the crucial importance of robotics
technology for monitoring and intervention, which is missing up to date.
Our team will focus on algorithms for vision guided robot grasping and
manipulation, cutting, shared control and semi-autonomy, mobile robot
navigation and outdoor mapping and navigation with a strong focus on
machine learning and adaptation techniques. A dedicated bimanual robot arm
platform is being developed, mounted a mobile platform, and to be operated
using shared autonomy, tele-operation and augmented reality concepts to be
developed.

You will have access to state-of-the-art research robot equipment
consisting of cutting-edge robot arms and outdoor mobile robots. Through
the close collaboration with industry and academic partners, you will be
embedded in a national consortium, with excellent opportunities to develop
a strong individual research portfolio while being engaged in impactful and
exciting research solving real-world problems of great societal need.

We are looking to recruit postdoctoral researchers with relevant experience
and/or a keen interest in a number of research areas, including (but not
limited to):

Learning from Demonstrations

Reinforcement Learning

Deep Learning

Robot Grasping and Manipulation

Motion Planning and Control

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

Human-robot collaboration;

Robot mapping and localisation (SLAM) as well as navigation;

Software engineering in robotics; and

Integration and orchestration of robotic systems.



You will be placed at the centre of this exciting project, collaborating
closely with other researchers and universities, taking a leading role in
the research, development, integration and orchestration of the overall
system, with a focus on algorithm development and software development.

Applicants should have or expect to soon obtain, a PhD in a relevant area.
You must have excellent mathematical and coding skills (C++/Python, ROS).
This opportunity allows you to engage in international collaboration within
an ambitious team, to work with state-of-the-art robotic hardware and
software, and to benefit from excellent support to produce and disseminate
original research contributions in the leading international conferences
and journals.

You will also contribute to the University's ambition to achieve
international recognition as a research intensive institution and will be
expected to design, conduct and manage original research in the above
subject areas as well contribute to the wider activities of the Lincoln
Centre for Autonomous Systems (L-CAS <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__lcas.lincoln.ac.uk_wp_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=DoyLds6nvIJC6Ten48iHrFstuD2sIcaFxJandXHeRhs&s=28nLA-YR1vI_ioy-Xe0IMG3fzFkR87nWYJZbc5y12hA&e=>).
Evidence of authorship of research outputs of international standing is
essential, as is the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team,
including excellent written and spoken communication skills. Opportunities
to mentor and co-supervise PhD students working in the project team will
also be available to outstanding candidates.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Prof. Gerhard Neumann
(email: [hidden email]) and Dr. Marc Hanheide (
[hidden email]). For applications, please see our online system:
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Prof. Gerhard Neumann
Chair of Computational Learning for Autonomous Systems
School of Computer Science
University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
Lincoln, LN6 7TS

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Prof. Gerhard Neumann
Chair of Computational Learning for Autonomous Systems
School of Computer Science
University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
Lincoln, LN6 7TS

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*The University of Lincoln, located in the heart of the city of Lincoln,
has established an international reputation based on high student
satisfaction, excellent graduate employment and world-class research.*

The information in this e-mail and any attachments may be confidential. If
you have received this email in error please notify the sender immediately
and remove it from your system. Do not disclose the contents to another
person or take copies.

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guarantee this and recommends recipients take appropriate precautions.

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