A Postdoc Position in Robotics available at ALARIS

By | November 21, 2017
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A postdoctoral scholar position offered by ALARIS and Nazarbayev University
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The Astana LAboratory for Robotic and Intelligent Systems (ALARIS) within the Department of Robotics and Mechatronics at Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan (www.nu.edu.kz) is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral scholar position with a background in robotics, mechatronics or other related area to work on one of the ongoing or perspective new ALARIS projects aimed at developing rehabilitation robotic and/or exoskeleton platforms, optimal control systems for industrial and mobile robotic platforms, machine learning based methods and algorithms for various fundamental and applied robotics tasks,etc. The postdoctoral scholar is also expected to teach one course per semester relevant to his/her area of research and/or based on Department’s needs.
 
Requirements:
  • a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Robotics or related area
  • a record of publications in reputable journals and conferences in their areas of expertise
  • Strong programming skills in C++ / Matlab / Python and/or Solidworks CAD/mechanical design
  • Strong mathematical background
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Experience with robotic platforms and/or ROS will be a plus
Interested candidates should send a detailed CV with a list of publications and a motivation letter to Dr. Almas Shintemirov at the email ashintemirov@nu.edu.kz for initial discussion on possible research directions and formal application details.
 
The Nazarbayev University campus is located in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, in the heart of the new and ultra-modern Left-Bank region of the city. Incoming faculty will enjoy a cosmopolitan living experience, interwoven with traditional cultural influences in food and entertainment. The social life offers a rich and vibrant atmosphere with excellent clubs and restaurants, theater, music, opera, dancing, museums, modern and traditional bazaar shopping, professional and amateur sports, outdoor recreation, and much more.
 
Initial appointment is on a 1-year renewable contract with a possibility of annual renewal for up to 4 years maximum, subject to annual performance reviews. An attractive internationally competitive remuneration package will include:

  •  Internationally competitive salary;
  •  A startup grant for conference travels and collaborations;
  •  Paid holiday leave of 30 days per annum;
  •  One home leave travel allowance per year for the appointee and dependents;
  •  International health insurance;
  •  Rent-free housing for the appointee and dependents;
  •  Assistance for relocation expenses including shipment allowance and airfares for the appointee and dependents; and,
  •  An educational allowance for dependent children.

Review of applications will begin immediately but full consideration will be given to applications submitted no later than December 20, 2017.