Postdoctoral Researcher - Ritchie School of Eng and Comp Sci

Job description

The department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Denver has a visible robotics and mechatronics PhD program with over $5M federal funding on developing the new generation of unmanned systems and social robots.

Position Summary

We are seeking for a Post-Doctoral associate to work on a collaborative research project on conducting multi-disciplinary research (Engineering, Computer Science and Psychology) in the area of social robotics and human-robot interaction with emphasis on using robots to assist people with mental disabilities such as autism. Minimum of one-year commitment, may be extended based on performance and funding availability.

Essential Functions

  • Conduct quality research, and publish in top-tier robotic conferences and journals.
  • Assist his/her supervisor in writing research proposals.
  • Mentor 2 graduate students.
  • Work closely with psychology professors.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Interest in Human-Robot (HRI) research.
  • Some knowledge about autism spectrum disorder.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Advanced engineering math knowledge.
  • High level analytical skillset.
  • Technical writing skill for conference and journal publication.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical or Computer Engineering Knowledge of MATLAB programming.
  • Have finished PhD with research emphasis on socially assistive robotics for children with autism or other mental disabilities.
  • Past experience of mentoring graduate students.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior research-based journal publications.
  • Proficiency with programming languages.

Application Deadline

A review of applications will begin on February 15, 2018. Early submission is advised.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. CV and motivation letter, and all the degree transcripts of the candidate (unofficial copies are fine)

  2. Publication list (if any) with web links to papers in PDF format

  3. Name, position, and email address of three persons who we can contact to get recommendation information (former teachers, thesis or project leaders)

  4. Copy of PhD dissertation in PDF format.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 005909
Posted: 1/19/2018
Application Due: 3/20/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable