Department for Automation, Biocybernetics and Robotics

Two new positions, one at a PhD student level and one at the Postdoc level


The positions have been filled.

Department of Automatics, Biocybernetics, and Robotics, Jozef Stefan Institute (JSI) in Ljubljana, Slovenia, is looking for two new researchers, one at a PhD student level and one at the Postdoc level. The successful candidates will work in FP7 "Cognitive Systems and Robotics". The possible research themes include:

- imitation learning and reinforcement learning in robotics
- active vision and visual learning on humanoid robots
- physical robot-robot and robot-human interaction

Precise research programmes will be defined based on interests and abilities of the successful candidates. Your research will be conducted in close collaboration with prof. Ales Ude ( and in collaboration with several leading European robotics and cognitive systems research groups who work with JSI on EU FP7 projects. The initial contract will be limited to one year with the possibility to extend it after one year.

Interested candidates holding a degree in computer science, engineering, or applied mathematics are invited to apply. Desired skills include programming in C/C++ and Matlab, and prior experience in fields such as robot learning, computer vision, machine learning, and autonomous robots.

For further information regarding the projects, please contact prof. Ales Ude ( To apply you should send a statement of motivation related to one of the above topics (up to one page), a curriculum vitae (with bibliography), scanned transcripts of grades and diplomas, and contact information of at least two referees to Applications will be evaluated as they are received, until both positions are filled. Successful candidates can start working at JSI as soon as all the paper work is completed.