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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Long-Term SLAM

[jobs] Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Long-Term Simultaneous Localization and Mapping

Closing Date: Monday 15 January 2018

School of Computer Science, University of Lincoln, UK
Salary: From £32,548 per annum
This post is fixed term for 2 years.
Interview Date: Thursday 01 February 2018
Reference: COS485

The University of Lincoln is seeking to appoint a new Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems (L-CAS). The successful candidate will be employed initially for 2 years as part of the European-funded collaborative project “ILIAD - Intra-Logistics with Integrated Automatic Deployment: safe and scalable fleets in shared spaces”, developing mapping and navigation algorithms to enable a fleet of autonomous forklift trucks to (co-)operate in dynamic warehouse environments shared with human workers.

We are looking to recruit a postdoctoral researcher with strong technical expertise and relevant practical experience in robotic mapping technologies including (but not limited to):

  • Simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM)
  • Long-term mapping and self-localization
  • 3D point cloud registration and mapping
  • Topological, metric, semantic and hybrid maps
  • Autonomous mobile robot navigation
  • Tracking and learning for autonomous systems
  • Systems integration, including ROS

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). Evidence of authorship of research outputs of international standing is essential. Opportunities to mentor and co-supervise PhD students working in the project team will also be available to outstanding candidates.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Prof Tom Duckett (email:

For further details and to apply for the position, please use the online application form at

Professor Tom Duckett
School of Computer Science
University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
Phone: +44 1522 837113
Fax: +44 1522 886974