Post-doctoral researcher in computer vision and robotics

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Keywords : Computer vision, robotics, machine learning


The Robot Interaction Lab at Reykjavik University has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher for a two-year position, in the field of computer vision and robotics. The successful candidate will collaborate on efforts to develop computer vision methods to automatically pick and pack grocery items with minimal manual registration requirement.


The work is done in collaboration with industrial partners in Stavanger (Norway) and Reykjavik, the University of Stavanger, and Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands). The job duties for this position are primarily the development and experimental validation of an appropriate computer vision and machine learning methodology.


Qualifications: We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual with good communication skills to join our research team. The candidate should be able to work independently, collaborate with other researchers, and co-supervise students in the area of research, and be willing and able to travel to meet and work with international collaborators. Excellent command of spoken and written English is obligatory.


A Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related fields, with a good publication record, is required. The research makes extensive use of machine learning techniques. A sound knowledge and understanding of computer vision, machine learning, and robotics is required, as well as proficiency in programming (C++, Python, ROS).


Position summary

Full-time temporary employment.


Application: Interested applicants should submit their application through the recruitment website

The application should include:

  • A cover letter explaining reason for applying and how you fit the position, based on the description above.
  • A personal letter of interest where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications/experience/interests
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Contact information of two references (e.g. academic supervisors, former superiors)
  • Attested copies of education certificates, including grade reports
  • PhD and Master's theses
  • Research publications
  • Links to software repositories with relevant projects, if existent.


Full consideration will be given to applications received before October 1st, 2020. Applications received after this deadline will be considered as long as the post remains open.


Any questions regarding working in Iceland or about Reykjavik University should be sent to Questions regarding the research work may be sent to Torfi Thorhallsson at or Jón Guðnason at


Availability: The position is available immediately, although this is negotiable to an extent.


Workplace: Reykjavik University has around 3700 students and 250 faculty and employees in two schools: Technology and Social Sciences. The University is centrally located in Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland. We offer a welcoming and stimulating environment in which to work and live. The successful applicant will work in our facilities in Reykjavik, take part in experimental validation in Stavanger (Norway), and meetings in Norway and the Netherlands.



The role of Reykjavik University is to create and disseminate knowledge to enhance the competitiveness and quality of life for individuals and society, guided by good ethics, sustainability and responsibility. Education and research at RU are based on strong ties with industry and society. We emphasize interdisciplinary collaboration, international relations and entrepreneurship.