multiple Research Intern positions / Postdoc in human-robot interaction.
Start date: January 2024, from 1 to 2 years
Application deadline: November 17th, 2023
We are looking for exceptional and highly motivated candidates for multiple
full-time fixed-term research positions to join the PRISCA lab at the
University of Naples Federico II in the Department of Electrical
Engineering and Information Technologies.
The researcher will focus on one or more of the following fields/topics:
– AI for social robotics and assistive robotics
– Personalisation in HRI
– Legible, predictable and transparent robotics
– Trust and Explainability in HRI
– Theory of Mind in HRI
Applicants must have a PhD degree or equivalent research experience in
Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science or Engineering with a focus on
Intelligent Systems, Intelligent Robotics, Machine Learning and Human-Robot
Interaction. Applicants with a Master’s degree will be considered in case
they have 1 or more years of experience in the field.
The candidates must be capable of designing and conducting human-robot
studies; experience with both qualitative and quantitative methods;
attitude to problem-solving; be strongly motivated for team working; very
good scientific writing and presentation skills; strong background in
programming with different languages (including C/C++, Python).
Preferred Qualifications: strong background in programming and developing
applications for robots, collecting and analysing data, conducting
literature reviews and scientific track record, writing up academic
publications; experience with the robotic frameworks ROS; strong experience
with different robots (humanoid and non-humanoid); background in computer
vision, machine learning, neural networks, personalisation applied to
Send your complete application documents to firstname.lastname@example.org :
– A 2-page motivation letter including a description of previous research
experience (1page) and current research interest, outlining the fit for the
out your main activity [work, studies, etc.],
– Copies of degree certificate[s], including transcripts of grades
obtained for B.Sc., M.Sc. and PhD degrees. In case, PhD is to be completed
before the deadline of this application, please provide expected final
grade and completion date,
– Names and email contacts for two referees who would be willing to write
a letter of support for your application,
– List of publications (if any),
– Any English language and other relevant certificates.
Shortlisted candidate will be invited for an interview in November/December
The successful candidate will be working in Naples, Italy.
Naples (Italian: Napoli) is the third-largest city in Italy and is the
capital of the Campania region. World-known for its rich history, art,
culture, architecture, music, and gastronomy, Naples is a lively, exciting
and bustling city situated on the southwest coast in a gorgeous gulf, and
is surrounded by attractive tourist and archaeological sites such as Capri,
Ischia, Amalfi Coast, Pompei, Ercolano, Mount Vesuvius. See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naples for further information.
For more details on the project, please email Prof. Silvia Rossi at
Info about the PRISCA lab can be found on the lab website