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Postdoctoral Fellow- Robotics Institute

Job Description

The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University was established in 1979 to conduct basic and applied research in robotics technologies relevant to industrial and societal tasks. Seeking to combine the practical and the theoretical, we have diversified efforts and approaches to robotics science while retaining the original goal of realizing the potential of the robotics field.
Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute is searching for a Postdoctoral Research Associate.  This is an excellent opportunity for someone who thrives in an interesting and challenging work environment

Job Functions:

  • Lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance and ordering of supplies as needed. 10%
  • Participate/assist in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentations. May also assist in grant writing. 20%
  • Collect and analyze data, including periodical/literature search and utilizing specialized skills in related field to analyze the collected data. 20%
  • Conduct research experiments within the predetermined research scope and methodology of department and university. 25%
  • Other duties as assigned. 2%
  • Fellow will be responsible for interfacing with sponsor during workshops and quarterly updates, oversee cluster and equipment management. 8%
  • Supervising students and interns. 15%


  • Ph.D. in Robotics.
  • 3 years related experience.
  • Experience implementing image processing/computer vision algorithms.

Required Skillsets:

  • Solid knowledge of computer vision and graphics, machine learning, robotics, and human-computer interaction.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in small teams with a variety of technical and organizational skills.
  • Superb technical communication skills (oral and written).

Nice-to-have Skillsets

  • Expertise developing and presenting research proposals.
  • Expertise implementing and applying machine learning techniques to different data sets.

Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.

CMU’s COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: As a condition of employment, Carnegie Mellon University requires all staff and faculty working in the United States to be fully vaccinated, including a booster when eligible, against COVID-19. Prior to commencement of employment, new hires in the United States must provide proof of vaccination or obtain an approved exemption. (Exemptions may be requested for medical reasons or for religious or strong moral or ethical conviction.) Staff and faculty must comply with all applicable COVID-19 mitigation requirements. Please see Minimum Requirements to Return to Campus for details regarding the university’s current COVID-19 mitigation requirements.


Pittsburgh, PA

Job Function

Pre/Post-Doctoral Associates & Fellows

Position Type

Postdoctoral Associate / Fellow (Fixed Term)

Full Time/Part time

Full time

Pay Basis


More Information: 

  • Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon ” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world. 

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  • Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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