New Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in AI for Long-Term Autonomy

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in AI for Long-Term Autonomy – Fixed Term

School of Computer Science

Location:  Brayford
Salary:   From £33,199 per annum
This is a full time post of 37 hours per week for a fixed term until 31st December 2020
Closing Date:   Monday 15 October 2018
Interview Date:   Thursday 15 November 2018 
Reference:  COS587A

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in AI for Long-Term Autonomy 

Salary grade 7

Enabling robotic systems to perform autonomously in complex, real-world scenarios over extended time periods (i.e. weeks, months, or years) poses many challenges. Some of these have been investigated by sub-disciplines of Artificial Intelligence (AI) including navigation and mapping, perception, knowledge representation and reasoning, planning, interaction, and learning. 

The University of Lincoln is seeking to appoint a new Postdoctoral Research Fellow in AI for Long-Term Autonomy. The successful candidate will be employed within the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems (L-CAS) as part of the Horizon 2020 project ILIAD, involving fleets of robots that operate in intralogistics applications with a high demand on flexibility in environments shared with humans (see . 

We are looking to recruit a postdoctoral Research Fellow with relevant experience and/or a strong interest in research areas such as (but not limited to):

  • AI methods for long-term robot autonomy;

  • Persistent mapping and navigation;

  • Long-term robotic perception;

  • Human activity monitoring and prediction;

  • Machine learning for autonomous robots;

  • Systems integration, including ROS.

Applicants should have, or expect to soon obtain, a PhD in a relevant area. You must have excellent mathematical and coding skills (C++/Python, ROS). The new position offers the opportunity to engage in international collaboration within an ambitious team, to work with state-of-the-art robotic hardware and software, and to benefit from excellent support to produce and disseminate original research contributions in the leading conferences and journals. This post will be fixed term for up to 2 years from 1st Jan 2019, with excellent opportunities for ongoing career development and progression.

The successful candidate be expected to design, conduct and manage original research in the above subject areas as well as contribute to the wider activities of L-CAS. Evidence of authorship of research outputs of international standing is essential, as is the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, including excellent written and spoken communication skills. Opportunities to teach and supervise postgraduate students, including our new MSc programme in Robotics and Autonomous Systems, will also be available to outstanding candidates.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Prof Tom Duckett (email:

As an institutional Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder we are committed to advancing gender equality in STEM, therefore female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you have any queries please email or telephone 01522 886 775. Please quote the job reference number and title in all correspondence.