Postdoc Position in Underwater Robotics (Germany) Deadline: Mar. 01, 2019

 University of Bremen

Application Deadline

March 01, 2019

Program Commencement


Duration of the Program

3 Years

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Program Details

The research group MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences Marine Environmental Technologies/Deep-Sea Engineering Group – at the University of Bremen invites applications for a Postdoctoral/Research Associate position currently limited to 3 years in the general area of underwater robotics.

The research focus for this position lies in the development of intelligent systems for unmanned deep-sea ocean observations.

The position (TV-L13) will initially be limited to three years starting as soon as possible. The position is part of the newly established Center of Innovation for Deep-Sea Envi-ronmental Monitoring at the MARUM, University of Bremen, Germany. The research group, in particular, is focusing on research for sustainable and persistent deep-sea observation technologies and
methodologies; spanning the broad field of marine robotic systems, including design, navigation, control and sensing for individual systems as well as for networks of systems, autonomous and remotely operated.

Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Independent execution of research in the Marine Environmental Technologies / Deep-Sea Engineering Group
  • Active support in teaching and advising of students in computer science/ mathematics and systems engineering
  • Active support in the proposal writing process to apply for third-party funding
  • Conduct and accompany research projects in cooperation with internal and external research partners
  • Publication of research in leading scientific/technical journals and international conferences

The Center is interested in applicants who have a strong background and track record in one or several of the following research areas: Artificial  Intelligence, machine vision, underwater communication, sensing, navigation, and control.

The applicant should work well in a multi-disciplinary team and have a keen interest to collaborate with marine scientists on a broad range of research questions. The successful candidate is expected to participate in multi-week open ocean research cruises.

Eligibility/ Requirements

The candidate must have:

  • a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in one of the following fields Computer Science, Robotics, Physics, Electrical Engineering or a related discipline – the Ph.D. should have been completed within the last 5 years at most
  • demonstrated the ability to apply theoretical results towards physical systems
  • must be fluent in English (written and spoken) with a demonstrated competence in scientific writing. German is a plus but not a requirement
  • Extensive programming experience in C/C++, Python, and Matlab
  • A solid publication track record in peer-reviewed journals and conferences
  • The candidate must be willing and able to go to sea extensively and work in the field.

Application Process

Applications should include a CV, a sample of the candidate’s writing ability, a statement describing research interests, the applicant’s research and technical background as they relate to the position, and contact information for 3 referees.

As the University of Bremen intends to increase the proportion of female employees in science, women are particularly encouraged to apply. In case of equal personal aptitudes and qualification, priority will be given to handicapped applicants.

The University of Bremen expressly invites persons with migration background to apply.

Applications and inquiries should be with the reference number A30/19 and addressed to:

Prof. Ralf Bachmayer
MARUM, University of Bremen
28359 Bremen GERMANY

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