1 PhD Position/4-Year Contract, May 2022, RefID: 2205WPC

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1 position for a fully employed University Assistant at the Chair of Cyber-Physical-Systems at the earliest possible date or beginning on 1st of July 2022 in a full-time (100%) 4-year term of employment. Salary Group B1 to Uni-KV, monthly minimum charge excl. SZ.: € 3.058,60 for 40 hours per week (14 times a year), actual classification takes place according to accountable activity-specific previous experience.

We are looking for a motivated student interested in a PhD thesis on “Machine Learning of Robot Motor Skills”. The goal of the doctoral thesis is to develop probabilistic or deep neural networks for interactive learning of autonomous systems and industrial processes. This will involve processing complex sensor data such as from RGB-D cameras, tactile data and sensory data of the industrial machines for motion control of robotic systems. The developed models will be tested using realistic industrial applications for process modeling and with robotic systems within our AI Robot Lab.

What we offer

The opportunity to work on research ideas of exciting modern topics in artificial intelligence and robotics, to develop your own ideas, to be part of a young and newly formed team, to go on international research trips, and to receive targeted career guidance for a successful scientific career.

Job requirements

Completed master’s degree in computer science, physics, telematics, statistics, mathematics, electrical engineering, mechanics, robotics, mechanical engineering or an equivalent education in the sense of the desired qualification; Programming experience in one of the languages C++, Python or similar; Experience in robotics, with ROS, and reinforcement learning or in machine learning. Willingness and ability for scientific work in research including publications with the possibility to write a dissertation.

Desired additional qualifications

Experience with movement primitives, Keras, Tensorflow and graphical models. Basic knowledge of Linux is advantageous. Good English skills and willingness to travel for research and to give technical presentations.

Application

Application deadline: June 2nd, 2022

Online Application via: Montanuniversität Leoben Webpage (2205WPC)

The Montanuniversitaet Leoben intends to increase the number of women on its faculty and therefore specifically invites applications by women. Among equally qualified applicants women will receive preferential consideration.

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