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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Long-Term Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (Fixed Term)

School of Computer Science

Location:  Brayford
Salary:   From £32,548 per annum
This post is fixed term for 2 years.
Closing Date:   Monday 15 January 2018
Interview Date:   Thursday 01 February 2018
Reference:  COS485


The University of Lincoln is seeking to appoint a new Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems (L-CAS). The Centre is internationally recognised for its research in robotics and autonomous systems, and currently comprises 11 staff and over 25 postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate students.

The successful candidate will be employed initially for 2 years as part of the European-funded collaborative project “ILIAD - Intra-Logistics with Integrated Automatic Deployment: safe and scalable fleets in shared spaces”, developing mapping and navigation algorithms to enable a fleet of autonomous forklift trucks to (co-)operate in dynamic warehouse environments shared with human workers. There will also be further opportunities to collaborate with researchers across other projects such as the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics (robots in extreme environments) and RASBerry (agricultural robotics), following successful achievement of the core aspects of the role.

We are looking to recruit a postdoctoral researcher with strong technical expertise and relevant practical experience in robotic mapping technologies including (but not limited to):

  • Simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM)
  • Long-term mapping and self-localization
  • 3D point cloud registration and mapping
  • Topological, metric, semantic and hybrid maps
  • Autonomous mobile robot navigation
  • Tracking and learning for autonomous systems
  • Systems integration, including ROS

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). The Research Fellowship offers the opportunity 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 journals and conferences.

The successful candidate will 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 L-CAS. 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 Tom Duckett (email: tduckett@lincoln.ac.uk).

As an institutional Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder we are committed to advancing gender equality in STEM, therefore female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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