Ph.D. scholarship in Robotics and Simulation
Applications are invited for a 3-year Ph.D. scholarship in Robotics and Simulation at The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, University of Southern Denmark in Odense, available from September 1, 2012 or soon thereafter.
The Ph.D. position will be offered in the context of the Patient@home project (www.patientathome.dk).
The research will be centered around assisting patients at home with chosen processes such as fetching unknown items or bringing a glass of water. The core research topic in the project will be to develop realistic simulations for the dynamic interactions between robot and environment involved with the chosen processes. The developed realistic simulations will be used to constrain and optimize the processes at hand at a planning level and for the development of intuitive control pads for the patient at execution level.
The project´s research platform is a Care-o-Bot with a mounted Universal Robot arm will be used to test the developed research results in realistic environments. The development will be carried out using the software library RobWork and within the general robotics and vision research framework at the institute.
Applicants for the scholarship must have a Master’s degree in robot systems engineering, or a related field. Candidates with a documented expertise within developing dynamic simulation tools and with programming robotic systems will be preferred.
For further information on the position, please contact Professor Henrik G. Petersen, phone: +45 6011 2324, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The fellowships may be sought by students who wish to obtain a PhD degree with a previous Master's degree, in a field relevant to the mentioned PhD-project.
The successful applicant will be enrolled as a PhD student at the PhD School at the Faculty of Engineering within the Research Training Program of Robotics.
The PhD program at the Faculty of Engineering can be completed as a three-year study with a previous Master’s degree (5+3-program).
Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three years (5+3 program). Employment stops automatically at the end of the period. The holder of the Fellowship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the period.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement of 1 October 2008 on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).
The successful candidate will be enrolled at this university in accordance with faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Program at the Universities (PhD executive order).
Application must include the following:
• Certified copies of Examinations papers, Master - and Bachelor diploma
• A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages)
• Reference letters, signed Form for reference letter (letter of recommendation) (UK)
• Detailed CV, including personal contact information and list of publications (if any)
• Fulfilled scheme which is relevant
Application form regarding advertised PhD scholarships 5+3 (UK)
All applications should be marked: “Job ID 124015”.
Further information about the PhD-study can be found at the
Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.
The university encourages all persons interested in the position to apply, regardless of their age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.
Applications must be received no later than August 1, 2012.
Please send your application and enclosures, marked “Position No. 124015” to University of Southern Denmark, Faculty of Engineering, Niels Bohrs Alle 1, DK-5230 Odense M, Denmark or by email to Sanne Lefevre, email@example.com. Deadline is August 1th 2012.
Application form (5+3)
Employment starts: 1 September, 2012
Closing date 1 August, 2012 at 12 noon
Mark application Job ID 124015 and send it to:
University of Southern Denmark
Faculty of Engineering
Att.: Sanne Lefevre
Niels Bohrs Alle 1
5230 Odense M