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Research Associate

The University of Edinburgh - College of Science and Engineering, School of Informatics

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th May 2021
Closes: 24th June 2021
Job Ref: 1109
 

The Advanced Intelligent Robotics Lab (AIR) Lab at the School of Informatics, the University of Edinburgh, invites international applications for a full-time post-doctoral researcher on Robotics and Machine Learning to join the Horizon 2020 EU project HARMONY.

The Opportunity:

The candidate will be working on deep reinforcement learning for continuous robot control, with specific focus on few-shot and multi-task learning, hierarchical reinforcement learning and computer vision to achieve human-level robotic manipulation and grasping. Also, the candidate will have unique opportunities to work and collaborate with other robotics groups in the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics (ECR).

This post is fixed-term and available immediately for 2 years with a possibility for extension.

Please find more info of the lab at groups.inf.ed.ac.uk/advr, and feel free to contact Dr Zhibin (Alex) Li, zhibin.li@ed.ac.uk for further inquiries.

Principal Duties

Candidates are expected to have strong expertise and rich experience in robotics, deep reinforcement learning (continuous robot control), optimisation, and/or computer vision. The candidate must demonstrate a strong publication track record at top venues in robotics machine learning (e.g., Science Robotics, Nature Machine Intelligence; IJRR, TRO, RA-L; SIGGRAPH, CVPR, NIPS, ICML).

The successful candidate is expected to have good programming and hands-on skills. Candidates with direct experience in robot learning (locomotion, manipulation) and deep reinforcement learning are preferred. The appointee will be responsible to carry out the outlined research, demonstrate competence and ability to lead and co-supervise PhD students who publish in the same scientific areas (robotics.sciencemag.org/content/5/49/eabb2174).

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