Research Associate I - Robotics Institute

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Location: Pittsburgh, PENNSYLVANIA

Research Associate I - Robotics Institute-2016155



The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University was established in 1979 to conduct basic and applied research in robotics technologies relevant to industrial and societal tasks. Seeking to combine the practical and the theoretical, we have diversified efforts and approaches to robotics science while retaining the original goal of realizing the potential of the robotics field.

Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute is searching for an Research Associate I. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who thrives in an interesting and challenging work environment. You will contribute to the department by researching on the DSTA Singapore project, software and hardware development on UAVs and also field testing as necessary.


Core responsibilities will include:

  • Field testing as necessary.
  • Software and hardware development on UAVs.
  • Research on DSTA Singapore project.
  • Uses a variety of software packages to input, manipulate, collect and record results or observations.
  • Performs research experiments following experimental protocol and procedures. Researches and documents information by compiling and maintaining accurate and detailed records.
  • Summarizes statistical information for analysis, examination or presentation; writes technical reports. May build and validate quantitative models.
  • Identifies problems and obstacles to progress; develops strategies to solve problems.
  • May program software in support of job functions. Attends project meetings.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.



Bachelor's Degree in a related field required. Master's Degree preferred.

Minimum of 1 year of experience with:

  • Data collection and analysis
  • Research methodology
  • Research lab
  • Research

Experience with UAVs and field testing preferred.

Software and hardware programming skills highly desired.


You should demonstrate:

Strong analytical skills, problem-solving and reasoning skills, and oral and written communication skills.


You should have excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, as well as good analytical and problem solving skills. Adaptability, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the Robotics Institute. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at Carnegie Mellon University. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners with a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.



  • Background check

More Information:

Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.

A listing of employee benefits is available at:

Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

Statement of Assurance:

Job Function
: Research 
Primary Location
: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh 
Time Type: Full Time 
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree 

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