Junior Researcher (f/m/d) in a BMWK/DLR project

Bremen, Germany
07 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
03 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

The Institute of Cognitive Neuroinformatics at Faculty 3 (Mathematics/Computer Sciences) of the University of Bremen is looking (under the condition of job release) for a

Junior Researcher (f/m/d)
39,2 weekly hours (fulltime) / EG 13 TV-L

in a BMWK/DLR project at the next possible date.

The position is time limited until 31.03.2025.

The goal of the project is to implement a test operation of an autonomous shuttle bus on the BLG Logistics premises at the Neust dter Hafen, which will contribute to a safe and accident-free company size by reducing bicycle and pedestrian traffic. The vehicle shall be able to pick up and drop off employees fully autonomously at various stops along a predefined route.

The focus of the advertised position is on environment perception and decision making. In particular, sensor data must be fused to detect and identify obstacles and other traffic participants and to track their position. In addition, current and prior knowledge should be used for strategic decision making. In addition to model-based approaches, methods from the field of artificial intelligence and deep learning should be used. Software and algorithms from previous projects are available. I.e. no completely new development is required, but the already functioning approaches should be extended and adapted for the test operation.

The following tasks are associated with the position:

  • Further development and evaluation of the methods mentioned above
  • Implementation on the research vehicle and integration into a larger overall system
  • Interdisciplinary work and coordination with other project partners
  • Writing of scientific publications

A requirement for the position is a finished university education (University Diploma, Master) or post-doc in computer science, system engineering, or an equivalent qualification.

Further, the following expertise is desirable:

  • Experiences in one or more of the following fields: sensor fusion, probabilistic methods, deep learning, AI, and robotics
  • Good communication and teamwork skills
  • Technical understanding and quick comprehension
  • Good programming skills in C++
  • Good spoken and written knowledge of English

We offer you the integration into an interdisciplinary institute, which investigates fundamental questions regarding intelligent, biological systems. This covers multi-sensory information processing, causal learning and cognitive decision making. Those biological inspired approaches are combined with theoretical and technical methods and subsequently applied to research areas like autonomous driving as well as household, maritime and space robotics.

The university is family-friendly, diverse and sees itself as an international university. We therefore welcome all applicants regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion/belief, disability, age, sexual orientation and identity.

As the University of Bremen intends to increase the proportion of female employees in science, women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Disabled applicants will be given priority if their professional and personal qualifications are essentially the same.

Please send your meaningful and complete application documents stating the reference number A47/23 until April 3rd, 2023 to

University of Bremen
Faculty 3
Prof. Dr. Kerstin Schill
Cognitive Neuroinformatics Group
Postfach 33 04 40
28334 Bremen

or by e-mail to kschill@informatik.uni-bremen.de

For paper applications, please submit copies only (no folders) as we cannot return them; they will be destroyed after the application process is complete.

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