PamiTC Job Board - Posting Details

Title: Postdoc position in Insect Robotics - Edinburgh (Barbara Webb)Posted: December 16, 2014
Company/Institution: University of Edinburgh
Location: United Kingdom
Department: School of Informatics

Description: A research associate position is available in the Insect Robotics group to work on how ultraviolet and polarised light processing in insects can be applied to robotics, as part of the EPSRC funded project ?Exploiting invisible cues for low-cost outdoor robot navigation?. You must either already have a PhD in a relevant area or be nearing completion of your PhD studies, and must have a track record of related publications. Excellent skills in programming are essential. Candidates with expertise in modelling of sensory and neural systems, with experience of both virtual environments and real world robotics, and knowledge of behavioural and signal analysis methods will be preferred. Ideally, candidates would also be familiar with invertebrate brain and behaviour research, and/or robot navigation methods such as SLAM. The post is available from 1st March 2015 and is fixed-term for 30 months, with the possibility of extension. The closing date for applications is 5th January 2015.

Application Instructions: Further details and online application are available here: https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=032051 Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Barbara Webb: B.Webb@ed.ac.uk