September 18, 2011

Postdoctoral Scholarships in Automation of Forestry Cranes for International Applicants

Postdoctoral Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Applied Physics & Electronics
Course Level: Graduate (postdoctoral)
Provider: Umeå University, Sweden
Country to Study in: Sweden

Scholarship Description
Within the field of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, we are now searching for persons with competence in Control Systems Design, Automation, Sensor Fusion, Visualization, Human-Machine Interfaces, and/or Computer Vision, especially in outdoor environments.

The successful applicant is expected to have a strong academic background in one of these subjects, as well as a sincere interest and competence to become a key contributor for either of the following two projects: Project 1: “Library of autonomous motions for a forwarder crane”; AND Project 2: “Computer vision and human-machine interface for a crane”.

Applicants should have earned a PhD in robotics or a related field relevant for the position, preferably not more than three years ago. Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English are required.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY country who is eligible can apply

Participating Institutions
The Department of Applied Physics and Electronics, Umeå University, Sweden

Fields of study
Field of Robotics and Intelligent Systems.

The Department of Applied Physics and Electronics has its main tasks as research, education within graduate and undergraduate programmes, and cooperation with the wider community.

We teach full-time students per year in study programmes in civil engineering, electrical and computer engineering, electrical power engineering, energy engineering, mechanical engineering and media technology. For a general presentation of the department, see our homepage:

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
Two years duration

Scholarship benefits
The scholarship is aimed for full-time post-doctoral research, and to be performed jointly with senior researchers and PhD students in the group, as well as with our collaboration partners which include Komatsu Forest AB (, Skogstekniska klustret (, and SLU ( Coordination tasks within large-scale projects may also be included.

Although an active participation in either of the two projects above is the primary responsibility, involvement in other projects (see is also encouraged.

Method of Application
A complete application should include:
  • A cover letter with contact information
  • A Curriculum Vitae with a complete list of publications
  • Statements of research interests and of motivation for involvement in one of the two projects
  • A brief description of relevant background and experience, certified if possible
  • A copy of completed PhD thesis
  • Copies of degree certificates, including documentation of completed academic courses and obtained grades
  • Copies of a maximum of 5 original research publications. If these publications have several authors, the contribution made by the applicant should be made clear.
Contact information to 3 persons willing to act as references

Any other information relevant for the position

All material should be submitted electronically or in a single printed copy. Electronically submitted material should be in word- or pdf-format.

Your application, marked with ref no 223-1707-11, should be sent to (state the reference number as subject) or to the Registrar, Umeå University, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden.

Your application must arrive October 15, 2011 at the latest.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Docent Leonid Freidovich +46-(0) 90-786 76 46, and/or Prefect Åke Fransson +46-(0)90-786 50 33,

Umeå University - with its 36,700 students and over 4,200 employees - is an organisation in constant change and development.

Umeå University conducts groundbreaking research within several areas - several in which we are among the best in the world - within others regarded as the leaders in Sweden.

We are one of Sweden’s largest providers of education and offer a broad and attractive range of courses and programmes. Our campus constitutes an inspiring environment for everyone that studies and works here. We wish to co-operate with companies and organisations throughout the Umeå region and all over the world.

Application Deadline: 15 October 2011
Open for International Students: Yes

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