Research Engineer position at ISR – University of Coimbra, Portugal

Research Engineer position at ISR – University of Coimbra, Portugal


Topics: artificial perception, pattern recognition, classification, cooperative perception, multi-robot surveillance of infrastructures.


One Research Engineer position is available at Institute of Systems and Robotics – University of Coimbra (, Portugal, starting in November 2017, under the supervision of Prof. Rui P. Rocha, in the scope of the project “STOP – Cooperative Robotic Securities”, funded by the “Portugal 2020” (PT2020) program, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The project STOP aims at pursuing research on automatic patrolling of infrastructures by mobile robots, and developing innovative technical features in order to adapt the intended multi-robot systems to real scenarios, namely the automatic perception of security threats and other abnormal situations, as well as the resilient operation during long periods of time. The research engineer will integrate a multidisciplinary research team involved in several nationally and internationally funded excellence research programs.


  • M.Sc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, or in Computer Science Engineering
  • Excellent software development skills in C++ and Linux OS
  • Solid experience in software development for robots using ROS (Robot Operating System)
  • High oral and written proficiency in English if her/his mother tongue is not the Portuguese
  • Experience in using computer vision libraries, including OpenCV, PCL (Point Cloud Library) and OpenPR
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills

The candidates must be eager to get involved in the project STOP.


Applicants must send by email the following mandatory documents

  • Digital copy of the M.Sc. academic degree certificate
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV), including GPA for academic degrees, curricula of the B.Sc. and M.Sc. courses, and title of the M.Sc. dissertation
  • Motivation Letter.

The following optional documents can be sent together with the aforementioned documents:

  • Certificates of the participation in face-to-face courses, workshops, and summer schools related with ROS, computer vision, and pattern recognition
  • Reference letters and contact information of current or previous supervisors for candidates having past experience in R&D projects
  • Other relevant documentation, e.g. a digital copy of the M.Sc. dissertation

Applicants must include in the Motivation Letter a research statement and state their availability to start working at University of Coimbra in the beginning of November 2017.

Since the two applicants having the best curriculum will be interviewed in early Oct. 2017 before the winning candidate is selected, every applicant should provide the skype nickname in the contact information included in the CV.

The application must be sent in PDF format to, with the subject “Research engineer position in project STOP”, *no later than September 29, 2017*.

Rui P. Rocha, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Coimbra Universidade de Coimbra – Pólo II

3030-290 Coimbra, Portugal

E-mail: rprocha[at] / rprocha[at] / rui.rocha[at]

Tel.: +351 239 796 256

Skype: rprocha


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