The Nuclear and Applied Robotics Group is looking for outstanding applicants for either post-doctoral or Research Associate positions to carry out research in the area of applied robotics for use in extreme environments. We are particularly focused on the nuclear, and oil & gas industries, though other application areas may be considered. The position(s) support research in autonomy, human-machine interfaces, mobile manipulation, control, and hardware/sensor integration. The high-level goals focus on advancing a systems’ semi-autonomous capabilities in uncertain environments to reduce the burden on the operator, improve task efficiency and safe operation. Additional responsibilities include:
- Serve as co-principal investigator or senior research personnel to obtain research funding from federal agencies and industry.
- Help maintain laboratory equipment and group’s software repositories.
- Supervise and educate graduate students as well as support publication efforts related to the program’s research.
Requirements include a Ph.D. in engineering or computer science in robotics (outstanding MSE students may be considered). The researcher should have experience using the Robot Operating System (ROS) with knowledge of both Python and C++ well as a history of creating or contributing to the ROS software base. While, current funding sources also require that eligible candidates are U.S. citizens, non U.S. citizens are welcome to send their resumes to Dr. Pryor for review if the funding situation changes.