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OPPORTUNITIES

We are always looking for strong candidates for PhD students and Research Scientists / Postdocs. Please take a look at the About page to see whether your background experiences and classwork align with the technical keywords of the lab. If you feel there is a good fit, then feel free to send an email with a CV and Transcripts to inquire about opportunities. 

We are currently looking for student in our new Rhino  Rescue project with the San Diego Zoo, see articles here and here. Please refer below to see how to reach out if interested in joining our team to save the Northen White Rhinos from extinction using robots.

UNDERGRADUATE
AND MS STUDENTS

Please send and email to michael.yip.ucsd@gmail.com stating your interests and include: 
 

- a complete CV 
- up-to-date university transcripts 
- A link to your personal website, or a portfolio highlighting your work or interest in robotics is encouraged. 

 

Note that there is MS research is purely for research experience with possibility of academic credit and there are no funded positions offered.

PHD APPLICANTS

Student candidates should have a demonstrated passion for robotics, an EE/ME/CS academic background, outstanding analytical skills, exceptional communication skills, strong programming skills (C++/Python), and prior research publications.

Please send applications (assembled as a single PDF file) that will include: 

- a complete CV 
- up-to-date university transcripts 
- a statement describing research interests and goals 
- names and contact information of three references 
- A link to your personal website, or a portfolio highlighting your work or interest in robotics is encouraged. 

Applications should be emailed to michael.yip.ucsd@gmail.com. Include the subject line "[jobs] PhD opportunity - your name". 

POSTDOC APPLICANTS/

RESEARCH SCIENTISTS

The Advanced Robotics and Controls Lab invites applications for fully funded post-doctoral researcher or research scientist position in Reinforcement Learning and Robot Motion Planning for Surgical Robotics and Human-Robot Collaboration. The candidate will be starting new research projects in real-time methods for planning complex robot manipulations in uncertain environments and environments with human coexistence. As such, a significant focus of the position will be in fundamental algorithm development and candidates are expected to have strong evidence of this in past research. 

The start date is immediate, and positions are for 12 months with renewal. The candidate are expected to lead independent research projects, work closely with our medical collaborators, mentor students, and publish in several high-impact journals each year.  A PhD is required.

Applicants should have evidence of a strong CS background, exceptional communication skills, outstanding analytical skills and demonstrated independence as a researcher. A publication record in high-impact factor conferences and journals in machine learning or robotics is required. 

To Apply: 
Applications (assembled as a single PDF file) should contain 
- a cover letter 
- a complete CV, university transcripts 
- names and contact information of three references (expected to provide letters of recommendation) 
- copies of up to three relevant scientific papers 

Applications should be emailed to michael.yip.ucsd@gmail.com. Include the subject line "[jobs] Postdoc opportunity - your name".