Job ID: 167824

Doctoral student position in Mobile Robotics

Aalto University

  • Sep. 22, 2021
  • Doctoral student position in Mobile Robotics
  • T410 Dept. Electrical Engineering and Automation
  • Aalto University

  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Robotics
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation Mobile Robotics group is looking for a talented and highly motivated Doctoral Student in Mobile Robotics.

Robots are boldly entering dynamic, ever changing reality, to facilitate that move the robots need to understand and adhere to the dynamics present in the environment (human motion, wind and water flows etc.). Mobile Robotics group at Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering works actively to develop methods for robotic systems that operate in the ever-changing reality, with focus on human centered environments.

The research in the prosed position will focus on problems related to building spatial models of dynamics and utilizing them for improved motion planning in changing environments.

Your background
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 (proficiency in spoken and written English is a must), and experience or genuine interest in robotics and autonomous systems. Candidates are expected to also have good programming skills (C/C++, Python, Linux, ROS). Background in probabilistic machine learning is a plus.

In this position you will apply the study right for doctoral studies in Aalto University. Thus, please check the student information and application criteria.

About the Responsibilities
In addition to research work, persons hired are expected to participate in the supervision of students and teaching following the standard practices at the department.

We offer
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 starting salary for a doctoral student position is approximately 2500 €. In addition to the salary, the contract includes occupational health care benefits, and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. The annual total workload of teaching staff at Aalto University is 1612 hours. The working language at the Aalto university is English.

About the Recruitment
Please submit your application through our recruiting system and include the following documents in English in a single pdf file, no later than October 30, 2021; cover letter, thesis, transcript of records with syllabus and CV with names and contact information of two senior academics willing to give more information.  Early submission is strongly encouraged, as applications will be processed and evaluated upon arrival.

Please note: Aalto University’s employees and visitors should apply for the position via our internal system Workday -> find jobs (not external webpage of open positions) by using their existing Workday user account.

Short-listed candidates may be invited for an interview on the Otaniemi campus of Aalto University in Espoo or for an interview conducted via Skype/Zoom/Teams. Should there be a lack of eligible outstanding applicants, Aalto University reserves the right to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

Further information
In case of questions please contact Professor Tomasz Kucner e-mail, tel: +358 (0) 505 766 4427.
HR Coordinator, Ms. Jaana Hänninen, e-mail (application process, practical arrangements).

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