Postdoctoral Research Fellow In LongTerm Simultaneous Localization And Mapping job in Lincoln at University Of Lincoln

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Long-Term Simultaneous Localization and Mapping

Company: University of Lincoln

Location: Lincoln UK

Date Posted:Dec 18, 2017

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-localization3D point cloud registration and mappingTopological, metric, semantic and hybrid mapsAutonomous mobile robot navigationTracking and learning for autonomous systemsSystems integration, including ROSApplicants 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.Closing date: Monday 15 January 2018 View full job description
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