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PhD scholarship within computer vision for mobile robot navigation
Norwegian University of Life Sciences
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NMBU has 1700 employees and 5200 students and is organized in seven faculties. NMBU has a campus in Ås and in Oslo. In 2021 we are co-located on Ås. Further information on NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no.
About The Faculty of Science and Technology
The Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK) develops research-based knowledge and educates civil engineers and lecturers needed to reach the UN's sustainability goals. We have approximately 150 employees, 70 PhD students and soon 1500 students. The education and research at REALTEK cover a broad spectrum of disciplines.
This includes data science, mechanics and process engineering, robotics, construction and architecture, industrial economics, environmental physics and renewable energy, geomatics, water and environmental engineering, applied mathematics as well as secondary school teacher education in natural sciences and use of natural resources such as in agriculture, forestry and aquaculture. The workplace is in Ås, 30 km from Oslo.
Are you eager to work with state-of-the-art agricultural robots in real farm environments? We at NMBU Robotics are looking for a talented individual to join our team!
About the position
The Faculty of Science and Technology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant three-year PhD–position related to vision-based navigation for agricultural UGVs.
The robotics group at NMBU focuses on developing agricultural robots for real-world farm environments. Your task will be to develop robust vision-based navigation behaviours that will allow the robots to traverse semi-structured agricultural environments in a safe and efficient manner. To achieve your goals, you will have access to our fleet of NMBU developed Thorvald robots and a wide array of sensors.
As a member of NMBU Robotics you will be working closely with other academics, as well as support staff, to develop complete robotic systems for real-world applications such as strawberry harvesting and pest control.
The NMBU robotics group is always excited to welcome new members and we look forward to helping the successful candidate towards a PhD.
- UGV navigation
- Computer vision
- Machine learning
- Robot programming
- Real-world applications
The successful candidate is expected to enter a plan for the progress of the work towards a PhD degree during the first months of the appointment, with a view to completing a doctorate within the PhD scholarship period.
Qualification requirements, desired experiences, knowledge and personal qualities
The successful applicant must meet the conditions defined for admission to a PhD programme at NMBU. The applicant must have an academically relevant education corresponding to a five-year Norwegian degree programme, where 120 credits are at master's degree level (candidates submitting MSc thesis by 15 June 2020 may also be considered). The applicant must have a documented strong academic background from previous studies and document proficiency in both written and oral English. For more detailed information on the admission criteria please see the PhD Regulations and the relevant PhD programme description.
The applicant must document expertise and interest in the research subject.
Required Academic qualifications
- MSc in a relevant field
- Experience with computer vision
- Experience with machine learning algorithms
- Advanced programming skills
The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:
- Experience with ROS
- Experience with Linux-based systems
- Hands-on experience from implementing algorithms on real-world systems
- Experience with Python programming
- Some experience with C++ programming
You need to:
- Be proficient in both spoken and written English
- Be result-oriented and highly motivated
- Possess strong communication and cooperation skills
- Have a keen interest in robotics
Remuneration and further information
The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017 PhD. Fellow. PhD. Fellows are normally placed in pay grade 54 (NOK 479.600) on the Norwegian Government salary scale upon employment and follow ordinary meriting regulations.
Terms of employment are governed by Norwegian guidelines for PhD fellowships at Universities and University Colleges.
For further information, please contact:
- Dr Lars Grimstad, Associate Professor, E-mail: [email protected]; phone +47 40070660
To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply for this job' button above. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.
Application deadline: 02.07.2020
Applications should include (electronically) a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, full publication list, copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all certified), and a list of two persons who may act as references (with phone numbers and e-mail addresses).
Publications should be included electronically within the application deadline. The relevant NMBU Department may require further documentation, e.g. proof of English proficiency.
Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 02.07.2020. Please quote reference number 20/02334.
If it is difficult to judge the applicant’s contribution for publications with multiple authors, a short description of the applicant’s contribution must be included.