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Full-time Doctoral Position in Medical Robotics, 3 years (University of Klagenfurt; Jan Steinbrener, Stephan Weiss)

A three-year pre-doctoral position (doctoral student position) is available at Universität Klagenfurt in the Institute for Smart System Technologies, Control of Networked Systems Group (http://sst.aau.at/cns, http://uav.aau.at). The position is part of a research project in medical robotics that aims to develop the basis for the next generation of autonomous surgical robots with the help of artificial intelligence and multi-sensor fusion. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the tasks and milestones of the project through independent research and to present the results in journals and at conferences. The position is aimed at the scientific training of graduates of a diploma or master program with the goal of obtaining a PhD degree in engineering.
In the “Control of Networked Systems” Group, we seek to push the current limits in AI supported state estimation, cooperative visual perception, and multi-modal sensor fusion for autonomous and mobile networked systems. The group publishes in international top journals and conference proceedings. Successful applicants will be encouraged and supported to publish their work in such journals and proceedings, and will have the opportunity to cooperate with our world renowned international partners from science and industry. We currently cooperate with partners in the USA, Australia, Asia, and in Europe. We specifically encourage and support close and open collaboration with our peers both internationally and at the University. Our young research group provides a highly dynamic, familiar, and friendly attitude and thus a collaborative and inspiring work environment with highly modern infrastructure (including state of the art computing hardware and one of the largest indoor drone halls in Europe). Our University is located next to a large lake in a beautiful area of Europe with easy access to the Alps, the Adriatic Sea, Italy, Croatia, and Slovenia offering plenty of outdoor and cultural activities nearby year round.

Description of the Position:

  • List item Start date: June 1st, 2020
  • List item Full-time, three years

Tasks and responsibilities:
*List item Independent research with the aim to submit a dissertation and acquire the PhD degree
*List item Presentation of scientific results in journals and at conferences
*List item Contributing to the tasks and milestones of the current projects in the research group
*List item Student mentoring and team work

Required qualifications:
*List item A university degree (Master or Diplom-Ingenieur) in electrical engineering and information and communication engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, statistics or related field, graded with excellent academic success.
*List item Proven knowledge and extensive experience in at least one of the following areas: Machine learning for robotics, probabilistic state estimation, AI-based image analysis and tracking.
*List item Proven programming skills in the languages Python, Matlab, C / C++, ROS.
*List item Fluent in English both spoken and written.

Application Process:
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts and certifications to the departmental secretary, Ms. Michèle Aichner: cns.office@aau.at by May 20th, 2020. If you have questions about the position, please contact Jan Steinbrener, jan.steinbrener@aau.at or Stephan Weiss, stephan.weiss@aau.at. Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview. Travel and accommodation costs incurred during the application procedure cannot be reimbursed.

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