|Salary:||From £36,333 per annum|
|Placed On:||23rd March 2023|
|Closes:||19th April 2023|
Please note, this post is fixed term for 24 months, and full time at 1.0 FTE.
Interview Date: Thursday 04 May 2023
We are looking to recruit a Research Associate with a research profile in robotic perception to join our agri-robotics research team, within the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems (L-CAS).
The University of Lincoln robotics team is working on a large project with the agri-robotics industry, towards an open development platform for robotic crop harvesting. The platform will facilitate open and standardised access to the core software and hardware components providing key functionality such as autonomy, safety or perception enabling rapid adoption by the industry and academia.
One of the key components of the platform is robotic perception enabling key harvesting and crop quality assurance tasks. The academic focus will be on real-time 3d scene reconstruction techniques, occlusion handling and semantic scene understanding of dynamic and complex agricultural environments featuring plants and farm infrastructure. For that purpose, we are looking to recruit a postdoctoral Research Associate with relevant experience and/or a keen interest in several research areas, including (not exclusively):
Applicants should have or expect to soon obtain, a PhD in a relevant area. You must have excellent mathematical and coding skills (C++/Python, ROS).
This opportunity allows you to engage in international collaboration, work with state-of-the-art robotic hardware and software, and benefit from excellent research support. You will have access to state-of-the-art research farms equipped with industrial standard production facilities and agricultural robots with advanced sensors and tools.
You will also be expected to conduct original research as well as contribute to the wider activities of the agri-robotics team. Evidence of authorship of research outputs of international standing is essential, as is the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, including excellent written and spoken communication skills. Opportunities to mentor and co-supervise PhD students working in the project team will also be available.
This is a full-time post, fixed term for 24 months initially, with excellent opportunities for ongoing career development. Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Grzegorz Cielniak (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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