[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Robotics, Unmanned & Autonomous Systems Postdoc at Sandia National Labs (Albuquerque, NM, USA)
The Robotics R&D Department at Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, NM, USA) is accepting applications for one or more Postdoctoral Appointee positions. The ability to obtain a United States Department of Energy Security Clearance is required.
The successful applicant(s) will lead and support the development of novel unmanned, robotic / mechatronic and autonomous systems, for national security applications. This position requires working as part of multidisciplinary science and engineering team doing fast-paced, cutting edge research and technology development to support the nation's security needs. Specifically, the position includes supporting a variety of projects, potentially including the research and development of autonomous mobile sensor vehicles for advanced perception systems, the research and development of methods to provide for assured autonomous systems, and the development of integrated mapping and semantic perception. Responsibilities include developing, demonstrating and implementing novel robotic, unmanned and autonomous systems. Responsibilities will span the breadth of R&D from basic research to applied research with operational deliverable requirements. Work may include any of the following: the develo
pment of novel algorithms for autonomous perception and control, e.g. in complex uncertain environments with sparse training data; writing real-time control code to implement control algorithms, e.g. for networked teams of heterogeneous mobile aerial and ground systems with different sensor, mobility and computational capabilities; developing novel actuators and mechatronic systems in a variety of scales from the micro/miniature to large scale robotics applications; developing custom embedded electronic devices; developing and deploying novel algorithms for autonomous vehicle navigation, tracking, and other applications; developing novel sensors suitable for use in unmanned systems; conducting field tests to evaluate system performance; and other activities associated with the development of robotic, unmanned and automation systems. Work may also include supporting a variety of different technical and programmatic activities associated with the research and deployment of robotic, un
manned and autonomous systems, including software development, mechanical and electrical design and engineering, system dynamic modeling, sensor and perception system development, and testing. Work will be conducted in a fast-paced team environment devoted to rapidly developing and fielding novel control systems, unmanned systems, and robotic systems. Assignments will require executing technical work with excellence; generating new ideas, participating in the generation of new ideas and the development of competitive funding proposals, and publishing results in conferences and peer reviewed journals.