Postdoctoral Researcher in Environmental Robotics
Technical University of Munich

PhD/Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d)

05.04.2024, Wissenschaftliches Personal

You want to develop robotic systems that not just work in the lab but are also released into the wild? You are excited to explore new fields and work in a stimulating research environment?

We are looking for an outstanding and highly motivated doctoral or postdoctoral (i.e., recently, or soon-to-be PhD graduate) researcher to join our Environmental Robotics team at MIRMI under the supervision of Prof. Sami Haddadin.

Your work will extend our existing work on mobile robotic systems for environmental monitoring and protection.

You are expected to develop your own scientific ideas/concepts within the framework of the research group objectives. We will provide all guidance and support for writing papers and will submit to our focus conferences IEEE ICRA & IROS, and corresponding journals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design of algorithms for safe and reliable underwater manipulation and navigation.
  • Development of a framework for underwater manipulation and autonomous navigation.
  • Conceiving experimental setups for real-time field tests of autonomous robots.
  • Outdoor missions at Bavarian lakes and international offshore locations.
  • Teaching activities at the Master's and/or Bachelor’s level courses.
  • Supervision of Master and Bachelor students.

Your Skills:

  • M.Sc. or PhD. with background in robotics, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering or a related field.
  • Knowledge in the area of mobile manipulation and control of autonomous vehicles.
  • Hands-on experience with developing autonomous and mobile robotic systems, working with both their hardware and software.
  • Strong programming skills in C++ or python, and proficiency in ROS.
  • Very good command of the English language (the German language is a plus).
  • Strong analytical skill, pro-active interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • High motivation and willingness to work in an international and interdisciplinary team.

What we offer

  • A stimulating environment with Can-Do mentality for cutting-edge research in various fields including robotics, machine learning and systems intelligence.
  • An exceptional opportunity to experience research in a highly inspiring international environment.
  • State-of-the-art underwater (+ flying and ground) equipment including a 10m x 10m x 4m flying arena with a motion capture system and our mobile robot hub SVAN.
  • Worldwide networking opportunities with leading robotics experts and innovative companies.
  • Remuneration is in line with the current German public service salary scale (TVL-E13).

How to apply?

The following documents are needed for applications:

  • a motivation letter (1-3 pages) describing (i) yourself, (ii) your research interests, (iii) your qualifications and experience (e.g. thesis/research projects), (iv) your future career goals, and (v) why you would be a suitable candidate,
  • a detailed CV,
  • academic transcripts from your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees,
  • doctoral degree certificate (for postdoc applicants),
  • email addresses of at least two references and a comment on your connection

Interested applicants should upload the documents with subject “39MIRMIPhD’’ via the link: here The position will be filled as soon as possible and only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Preference will be given to applications received before May 20th, 2024.

TUM has been pursuing the strategic goal of substantially increasing the diversity of its staff. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, TUM explicitly encourages nominations of and applications from women and from all others who would bring additional diversity dimensions to the university’s research and teaching strategies. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with equal qualifications. International candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Technische Universität München 

Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI)

Georg-Brauchle-Ring 60-62, 80992 München

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