MRC Fellowship Program
The Maryland Robotics Center (MRC) at the University of Maryland, College Park will continue to fund the MRC Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. We seek multiple dynamic, forward-thinking, and highly qualified individuals with the following expertise:
Autonomy as applied to sensors and actuators, controls, planning, and the understanding of the basis for autonomous decisions; new biological insights into complex kinematics and enabling mechanisms of air, ground, underwater systems; miniature autonomous robotic systems; design, fabrication, and testing of novel robotic platforms (e.g., soft robotic systems, miniature robotic platforms, and robotic platforms based on multifunctional structures and/or sustainable power); computer vision and perception for autonomous robots in challenging environments (e.g., underwater, highly cluttered natural scene with vegetation).
Applicants should be outstanding, intellectually curious researchers at an early stage in their scholarly career. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Engineering, Computer Science or a related field by the expected start date of June 1, 2019. Applicants should have demonstrated a capacity for independent work. We recognize that strength comes through diversity and actively seek and welcome people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities. We encourage women and minority candidates to apply.
Applications will be judged on the qualifications of the applicant, and the quality and originality of the applicant’s research.
Applicants are not required to contact MRC faculty members. Successful candidates will be paired with faculty advisors from the Center. The MRC postdoctoral fellows will have access to the full range of talent and resources available at the Maryland Robotics Center, and will interact broadly with a group of Center faculty and carry out interdisciplinary research with potential significant societal impact to address global issues of food security, environmental health, and human health.
We expect to offer multiple fellowship positions with funding guaranteed for one year. Fellowship renewal beyond the first year is subject to funding availability and performance. Competitive salary and benefits will be provided.
1. Applicant’s CV, including publication list.
2. 1-2 page description of the candidate research experience and future research interest
3. Three letters of recommendation, including one preferably from the applicant’s PhD thesis advisor, to be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org with the applicant’s name in the subject of the email. The letter should provide detailed assessment of the applicant’s qualifications and potential for innovative, ground-breaking independent research.
The application window is open from December 17, 2018 through April 30, 2019.
Full-Time Lecturer in Robotics
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