The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University (WVU) invites applications for multiple Post-Doctoral Fellow positions in the general area of robotics. The specific subjects of interest include manipulation, planning, and the control of multi-agent systems.
Eligible candidates must hold an earned doctoral degree in robotics engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, or a closely related field, at the time of appointment. A strong record of peer-reviewed publications and other scholarly activities in the relevant areas of interest is required for these positions.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following: developing and testing novel robotic systems and algorithms; guiding graduate and undergraduate students who will also work on the projects; conducting sponsored research and disseminating its findings at technical conferences and in archival journals; and assisting in the preparation of research proposals and project reports. Interest to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of robotics and mechatronics will also be encouraged.
West Virginia University is the State’s comprehensive Land Grant University with an enrollment of about 29,000 students and a R1 Carnegie Classification. Morgantown and its vicinity has a diverse population of about 62,000 residents and is ranked highly among the most livable small cities in the country. The community lies within a high technology corridor that also includes several federal research facilities, as well as industries active in shale gas operations. The city is readily accessible and within driving distance from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. For more information on WVU and Morgantown, see http://www.wvu.edu and http://www.morgantownwv.gov.
The Statler College has seven academic departments, over 4,700 students, and 140 faculty members, with about $30 Million in annual external research expenditures. The Statler College is nationally recognized for high quality teaching, excellent research, and outstanding faculty and students. The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering has 35 tenure-track or tenured faculty members, over 750 undergraduate and 150 graduate students. It offers degrees at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. levels, including dual B.S. degrees in both aerospace and mechanical engineering. The general area of robotics has recently received strong support from the Statler College, the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. Our team has recently won the NASA Sample Return Robot Centennial Challenge with a total of $855,000 in prize. Other externally sponsored research projects related to robotics currently include precision robotic pollination, improved autonomy of planetary rovers, search and rescue in underground tunnels, and the cooperative estimation and control of heterogeneous UAV/UGV teams (https://www.youtube.com/user/WVUIRL).
To apply for this position, visit www.jobs.wvu.edu Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a two page research statement, and contact information for at least three professional references. Review of applications will begin on June 18, 2018. Only candidates who submit complete documentation will be considered in the review process. For further information, please contact Dr. Jason Gross at (304-293-3770), (Jason.Gross@mail.wvu.edu) or Dr. Yu Gu at (304-293-3992), (email@example.com). You may also visit the MAE website at http://www.mae.statler.wvu.edu
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.