The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech is looking for a Post-Doctoral Associate to work in its Autonomous Systems and Intelligent Machines (ASIM) Laboratory under the supervision of Professor Azim Eskandarian (Head of the ME Department and Nicholas and Rebecca Des Champs Professor). The successful candidate is required to have a PhD in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or another related engineering field, and experience in one or more of the following areas: control systems modeling, design, and implementation; signal processing; sensor fusion; autonomous systems; machine learning; mobile robotics; and connected intelligent/autonomous vehicle systems, along with programming experience in C/C++/Python or similar languages for hardware/machine interface and robots. Additional expertise and prior work in related areas such as SLAM and robotic operating systems, navigation, situational awareness and collision avoidance, distributed sensor networks, multi-robot coordination, vehicular active safety and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), vehicular communications, man-machine interface, neuroengineering, and Brain-Computer-Interface (BCI) are also highly desirable.
The post-doctoral associate will conduct both independent and supervised research, perform computational modeling and simulation studies, conduct experiments, write reports, submit deliverables to sponsors, publish papers, work in a collaborative team environment, assist in supervising graduate and undergraduate students, prepare proposals, and execute other laboratory duties as assigned. The position requires a strong academic background, an outstanding record of scholarship in the areas listed above--demonstrated by publications in reputable journals, excellent written and oral communications skills, programming experience, and a successful project track record.
Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT and is committed to diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and people with disabilities.
Candidates should apply online at www.jobs.vt.edu to the posting number SR0180141. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a resume/curriculum vitae, and the names of three professional references that the search committee may contact. Review of applications will begin on September 9, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Please visit the departmental web site at http://www.me.vt.edu/ for more information about the department and the position. Term: One year, renewable to two or possibly three years, pending the availability of funds.
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