Expert in machine vision for localization and mapping

Job Details

Job ID: 12211

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Responsibilities

JPL's Perception Systems Group is currently seeking a postdoctoral scholar with experience and interest in developing machine vision algorithms to support in situ navigation. The candidate will use vision-based principals to develop navigation maps for path planning. In addition, the candidate will establish precise robotic pose information for potential interaction with the environment (sampling, drilling, etc.). The candidate will work on a team in an ITAR-restricted building to derive requirements, develop interfaces and implement the system for testing and validation. Dr. Curtis Padgett will serve as the JPL postdoctoral advisor to the selected candidate. The appointee will carry out research in collaboration with the JPL advisor, resulting in publications in the open literature.

Qualifications

Candidates should have a recent PhD in a relevant field (Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or similar). Excellent programming skills, expertise in machine vision solutions, good communication skills and the ability to work independently under minimal instruction. Candidates with excellent skills in computer programming, robotics and machine vision will be considered. Candidates who have received their PhD within the past five years since the date of their application are eligible. Postdoctoral Scholar positions are awarded for a minimum of one-year period and may be renewed up to a maximum duration of three years. Candidates should submit the following to this site: CV, representative publications, contact information for three references, and a cover letter stating their research accomplishments and interests.

Work Authorization

U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

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