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

L-CAS is hiring again:

Research Fellow in AI for Long-Term Autonomy (Fixed term, full-time)

School of Computer Science

Location:  Lincoln
Salary:   From £33,199 per annum
Please note this post is fixed term until 23/12/20 and 1.0 FTE
Closing Date:   Wednesday 07 August 2019
Interview Date:   Tuesday 03 September 2019
Reference:  COS670

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The University of Lincoln is seeking to appoint a new Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems (L-CAS). The successful candidate will be employed as part of the Horizon 2020 project ILIAD, involving four academic institutes and five industrial partners across four European countries. The ILIAD project involves fleets of robots that operate flexibly in warehouse environments shared with humans (see L-CAS contributions to the project include ensuring long-term operation of the ILIAD system, maintaining its environment representations over time, learning and predicting activity patterns of humans, and developing qualitative models for human-robot interaction.

We are looking to recruit a postdoctoral Research Fellow with relevant experience and/or a strong interest in research areas such as:

  • Long-term autonomy for mobile robots
  • Lifelong self-localisation and mapping;
  • 3D perception and semantic mapping;
  • Navigation and environment modelling;
  • Human activity monitoring and prediction;
  • 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 Research Fellowship 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 international conferences and journals. This post will be fixed term until the project end in December 2020, with excellent opportunities for ongoing career development and progression.

The successful candidate will contribute to the University’s ambition to achieve international recognition as a research intensive institution and will be expected to design, conduct and manage original research in the above subject areas as well 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 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 ( 

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.