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Postdoctoral Fellow Application of Machine Learning and Robotics

Florida Atlantic University
Harbor Branch (HBOI)

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Position Summary:

Florida Atlantic University is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow Application of Machine Learning and Robotics - Fort Pierce, FL.

The role of this position will focus on developing robotics and cyber physical systems solutions, using machine learning and artificial intelligence, to support different aspects of marine science, with opportunities to expand to other areas.

This is a 12-month, non-tenure-accruing position, available in the Systems and Imaging Laboratory (SAIL) at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute/Florida Atlantic University. Extension of the appointment beyond one-year is possible depending on the availability of the funding and performance.

Currently, SAIL is conducting multiple projects ranging from Hybrid Aerial Underwater Robotic System (HAUCS)– a cyber physical systems (CPS) for aquaculture, to sensors and platforms for maritime applications. In this position your primary task will be to lead the development of algorithm, software, and hardware to extend the current HAUCS framework.

This includes developing the sensors, sensing robotic platform, environmental prediction model, and visualization tool as needed. The tasks will also include field experiments to test the instruments and validate models; preparing data reports and presentations for technical conferences; publishing results in peer-reviewed journals; and mentoring students in the lab. There will also be opportunities to work on other related projects, include the application of AI to solve underwater vision problems. The Postdoctoral Fellow will also be able to grow his/her skills in research, grant writing, and mentoring junior scientists.

Minimum Qualifications:

-A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in electrical engineering, computer science, engineering, or related area.
-A team player who is willing to train junior scientists in the lab.
-Familiarity with AI and robotics. Comprehension of common machine learning algorithms, data mining, image analysis, etc.
-Familiarity with conducting analysis of large datasets using Python, Matlab, or other programming languages
-Independent, self-motivated, well-organized, and critical thinker
-Good written and verbal communication skills.



College or Department:

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute


Harbor Branch (HBOI)

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

This position is subject to funding.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website ( by completing the required employment application for this recruitment and submitting the related documents.

Required Documents:

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The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. When completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of interest, transcripts, and list of references.

This position is located at FAU's Harbor Branch campus in Fort Pierce, FL


Final candidate will be required to have official, sealed transcripts and original NACES evaluation, if applicable, sent from their educational institution to Human Resources prior to the start of employment.

Background Screening:

Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required for the candidate selected for this position.


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