Postdoctoral scholars:

Oregon State University has an opening for a postdoctoral scholar in the labs of Profs. Geoff Hollinger, Kagan Tumer, Julie A. Adams, Fuxin Li, Heather Knight and Joe Davidson for a collaborative project with the University of Washington Applied Physics Lab on Resident Seabed Autonomy. 

-The successful candidate will have (or will be expected to earn prior to start date) a Ph.D. in Robotics, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field and expertise in the following area: Planning, coordination, perception, and/or learning for autonomous underwater vehicles. Algorithm design and theoretical analysis applied to robotic systems operating in harsh, unstructured environments. Autonomous underwater docking and underwater manipulation applications are of particular interest.

-Successful candidates will be hired as postdoctoral scholars and governed by the appropriate terms and conditions (

-United States citizenship or permanent residency is preferred due to sponsor restrictions. 

-The initial appointment will be for one year and are renewable yearly by mutual agreement. 

-The postdoctoral scholar will take a leadership role in coordinating collaborations across the Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems (CoRIS) Institute at Oregon State University ( and with external collaborators in academia, government, and industry. The CoRIS institute at OSU is growing rapidly, now with more than 35 affiliated faculty, and we are looking for motivated, talented individuals to join our team.

-To apply, email a single file (no more than 2 MB) containing your CV (please include citizenship and residency information) and a one page summary of research interests to:

with a subject line:


-Positions are available with a possible option of starting as early as Fall 2020 or at a later negotiated date. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Please check back periodically for additional openings; positions will also be announced on the robotics-worldwide mailing list.

Graduate students:

Apply to the Robotics PhD or MS program here. Students should identify one or more prospective advisors from the robotics faculty page to note on their application. If you are currently a graduate student at OSU, you should contact the robotics faculty members directly.

Undergraduate students:

Apply through Oregon State University admissions, most likely in MIME or EECS. If you are currently an undergraduate student at OSU, we recommend you start taking robotics courses and join the Robotics Club as a way to get involved.  We also have an NSF REU site Robots in the Real World.