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Postdoctoral Position in Marine Robotics (m/f) (JU-16-80)

Jacobs University is a private, state-accredited, English-language research university in Bremen. We are offering Bachelor, Master or PhD programs in three focus areas: Health, Mobility and Diversity. Our principles are first class research and teaching, international diversity and transdisciplinary cooperation. As an international university we attract highly talented and open-minded students from all over the world. Currently, more than 1,200 students from 100 nations live and study on our residential campus.

Jacobs University Bremen, Germany, within the Department of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, Focus Area Mobility, invites interested candidates to apply as a
Postdoctoral Position in Marine Robotics (m/f)
(Full-time, limited to 2 years – extension possible subject to funding availability)
Job ID JU-16-80
The successful applicant will work in cooperation with the project “Toward Intelligent Cognitive AUVs” together with Principal Investigator Prof. Francesco Maurelli.
Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in Robotics or a related field with documented experience and outstanding research promise in at least one of the following fields:
  • Robot navigation and localisation
  • Semantic mapping and ontologies
  • Fault management
  • Mission planning
It is expected that the successful applicant will perform high quality research, both aiming at scientific excellence and publications as well as considering application scenarios and societal impact. Field tests and occasional travels might be required. Additionally, an active participation in grant proposal writing is expected.
The position is expected to start on the next possible date. An earlier or later starting date may be possible upon request, in case of justified reasons. Employment is full-time at the level of Research Associate at a salary equivalent to public pay scale.
Your application:
For further information regarding this position, please contact Prof. Francesco Maurelli, via email at f.maurelli [at] with subject line “JU-16-80”
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, a statement of research, and the names and addresses of at least three potential referees as a single PDF attachment via email to job-application [at]
The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
We are looking for highly motivated, creative and communicative employees with a keen interest in working in an international and dynamic environment. Jacobs University is an equal opportunity employer.