Wednesday, June 2, 2010

[DMANET] Marie Curie Research Fellow in Robotic Mapping and 3D Visualisation

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The Centre for Automation and Robotics Research, Mobile Machine and Vision
Laboratory, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK calls for
applications for the following position:

Applications are invited for a Marie Curie Research Fellow to work with the
Mobile Machines and Vision Laboratory (MMVL) in the area of map building
and surface reconstruction.

Fixed term for 12 Months
P 30,747 increasing to P 34,607 per annum through progression

The MMVL is a research group which is part of the Centre for Automation and
Robotics Research (CARR) at Sheffield Hallam University. The expertise
within the MMVL group includes Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision,
Embedded Systems Engineering, Electronic Design, Interaction design,
Mathematical Modelling, Robotics and Swarm Robotics. MMVL is engaged in a
number of projects funded by the European Commission. Our focus is in the
area of advanced robotics, and we aim to provide significant advances that
will translate into improved mobile robot teams.
The EU funded DHRS-CIM project applies to a swarm of robots in Chemical
incident management. The consortium consists of six partners, each dealing
with particular aspects of the problem. This post will involve the development
of algorithms and application software, mostly in the area of 3D
visualisation for robot mapping.
You will work in the robotics mapping / surface reconstruction group within
the MMVL. The nature of the work will be decided, as much as possible,
based on the successful applicant's skills, experience and interests. You
will become a member of the MMVL lab and will be expected to utilise MMVL
researchers' expertise collectively.
You will have excellent mathematics skills (particularly in geometry); good
programming skills (C/C++); 3D mesh processing; 3D surface reconstruction;
visualisation and rendering (e.g. OpenGL).
Particularly welcome are applications from candidates who have skills and/
or experience in areas such as scene labelling and fragmentation, mobile
robots' navigation, graphical user interfaces or Graphics Processing Units
(e.g. OpenCL).
For further information on the post, please contact Dr Jacques Penders
(general enquiries) and Dr Lyuba Alboul (post particulars) by email at<> /<> respectively.
Under the terms of the Marie Curie EU funding, which aims to promote
mobility within the research community, special eligibility conditions apply
for appointments, in particular:

1. Applicants must be an Experienced Researcher and must hold a PhD degree or
have a minimum of 4 years to a maximum of 10 years full time research
experience after obtaining an MSc or equivalent degree.
2. Applicants must not be UK nationals and must not have resided or carried
out their main activity in the UK for more than 12 months in the previous 3
years prior to their appointment under the project.

Applicants can check their eligibility for this 'Experienced Researcher'
fellowship position in the document "Annex III (Industry Academia Partnerships
and Pathways)" which can be found at

Please quote reference: ACE 348/09
Closing date: 15 June 2010 by 12.00 noon

Further information and application forms are available from<>
or telephone 0114 225 3950 or email

Human Resources Department
Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus
Howard Street, Sheffield S1 1WB

Please be aware we only accept completed Sheffield Hallam University application forms.
Please do not send CV's.

Dr Lyuba Alboul

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