Doctoral Candidate position in Assistive Robotics, Finland

Aalto University. Towards a better world. Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers in the fields of technology, business, art and design. The university has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and 4 700 employees, 390 of which are professors. Our vision is to rank among the top universities in the world. The Aalto University campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

To operate in environments built for humans, future robots need to possess human-like capabilities in areas such as perception, manipulation, and reasoning. Intelligent Robotics group at Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering works actively to develop intelligent robotic systems and robotic vision with a particular emphasis on developing methods and systems that cope with imperfect knowledge and uncertain senses. The research environment provides excellent opportunities for open-minded co-operation with the highly motivated research staff as well as with top international partners. The group is very international and the working language is English.

We are seeking excellent candidates on Doctoral Candidate position to help us study how robots can be used in domestic settings to provide services for the aging population. Successful candidates will work in a large multidisciplinary consortium project Robots and Future of Welfare Services recently awarded to us by Academy of Finland Strategic Research Council. The project will run until 2020. The project will provide excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.

Doctoral Candidate position in Assistive Robotics

A candidate should have a M.Sc. or equivalent degree in a suitable area, or be a M.Sc. student in a final phase of their studies. The candidate should have strong analytical and writing skills, and experience or genuine interest in robotics and autonomous systems. Candidates are expected to also have good programming skills.

The position is available immediately. The position is fixed-term and filled initially for 1 year with an option for extension until the end of 4-year PhD studies. The salary is determined based on experience and qualifications according to the salary system of Aalto University. Employment includes occupational health and social security benefits.

How to apply

To apply, send the documents indicates below (in English, in PDF) with reference “Doctoral Candidate position” using the on-line recruitment, link below.

The required documents are:

1) an application letter describing briefly your background and interests;

2) a Curriculum Vitae (with contact details);

3) names and contact information (email) of at least two references;

4) a list of publications (if available);

5) Master’s degree certificate (if available);

6) an electronic copy of Master’s thesis (if available);

7) Transcript of records (courses and grades).

Position will be filled as soon as suitable candidate has been found.

Further Information

Application Deadline : 3 November 2015

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