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Research Assistant (robotics and machine learning in CERN)

Job description: An internship, exchange or MSc thesis position in robotics and machine learning is available in the joint research project between Tampere University of Technology and CERN in Switzerland. The position is available for a duration of 3-6 months and the candidate would be part-time placed at the CERN premises in Geneva.

Intelligent robotic systems are becoming essential for industry and harsh environments, such as the CERN accelerator complex. A fundamental part of intelligent robots is the perception of the environment and the navigation based on this perceived and processed data. Typical solutions such as simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) are challenging when only the 6D pose of objects around the robotic system are available.

Possible MSc project topics include:
• Navigation and mapping based on the detection of 6D pose of objects.
• Control, planning and guidance of robotic manipulation platform in unstructured environment

The candidate will build on top of a robotic and machine learning frameworks already put in place. The student will be co-supervised by Prof. Roel Pieters (TUT, Cognitive robotics) and Prof. Esa Rahtu (TUT, Computer vision and AI) and the dynamic robotics team (engineering department at CERN). The starting date is negotiable (sooner the better).

CERN is the world's largest particle physics center and operates a vast complex of particle accelerators. Since 2009, CERN has been operating the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the most powerful accelerator in the world. This position is a unique opportunity to be emerged in the complex world of particle physics and the high-tech facilities that keep the accelerators up and running continuously.

Requirements: A successful candidate will be highly interested in robotics, machine learning, computer vision, or related topic thereof. Fluency in spoken and written English and strong programming skills are expected.
Salary: The salary will be based on both the job demands and the employee's personal performance in accordance with the University Salary System. According to the criteria applied to teaching and research staff the position of a reserach assistant is placed on the job demands levels 1. In addition, employees receive performance based salary.
Trial period: Trial period of one (1) months applies.
Other: The position will be filled for a fixed term period six months. The starting date is negotiable (sooner the better).

Act quickly, positions are filled as soon as suitable candidates are found.
For more information, please contact: If you have any questions, please contact: Asst. professor Roel Pieters (roel.pieters@tut.fi) or Asst. Professor Esa Rahtu (esa.rahtu@tut.fi).
How to apply: Applications must be submitted by TUT online application form. Closing date for applications is 30 April 2018.

The applications should include the following documents in English:
- CV
- motivation letter
- transcripts of records.
Additional information on attachments to applications.