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Software Development Researcher for M&S of Unmanned Off-road Vehicles

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Job Description


Mentor:�Samuel Misko, Engineering and Innovative Technology Development Group

Software Development Researcher for M&S of Unmanned Off-road Vehicles

A postdoc position to start immediately is available in the Engineering and Innovative Technology Development Group at the University of Alabama at Birmingham to design and implement a real-time computational co-simulation environment for a distributed modeling and simulation of unmanned off-road vehicles.� This position relates to ongoing research projects funded by the US Army Ground Vehicle Systems Center in conjunction with collaborative applied research pursued by the NATO AVT-341 Committee on Mobility Assessment Methods and Tools for Autonomous Military Ground Systems.��

Selection for participation in this project will provide an excellent opportunity to work with a wide range of cutting-edge commercial M&S software, modular autonomy components, and off-road vehicle and terrain computational models.� The postdoc will also be working with domestic and international teams of researchers from both academia and industry, to collaboratively develop and deploy enabling software technologies for the US Army's Next Generation Combat Vehicle program.

Summary of Skills/Qualifications


  • Strong background in software development�
  • Experience with software architecture design
  • Experience working on multi-disciplinary engineering teams


  • Experience developing and/or deploying real-time software frameworks�
  • Experience developing and/or deploying unique integrations of disparate modeling and simulation tools
  • Experience using simulations to train and/or evaluate autonomous vehicle performance
  • Experience with Unreal Engine, Autonomy with ROS, Multi-body Dynamics and/or Sensor M&S tools

The position is initially for one year, but it is possible to renew it for one more year or be converted to a full-time staff member. Reviewing applications will be started immediately, and we will continue until the position is filled. A US citizenship or a green card is required, and a background check is also required as part of the final hiring process.

Anticipated Annual Salary Range: $50k-$90k (based on combination of experience and education)

Interested applicants may submit their CV to�This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.�

About our Postdoc Office

UAB is committed to the development and success of outstanding postdoctoral scientists. Here at UAB, nearly 300 postdoctoral fellows are training currently in a variety of disciplines. Competitive postdoc awards are available including internships, grant incentives, funds to enhance education and collaboration outside UAB, and teaching opportunities at local universities. There is also a Postdoc Research Day with monetary awards. The Office of Postdoctoral Education strongly encourages UAB research mentors to follow the National Research Service Award stipend level guidelines, and postdoctoral scholars qualify for health, life, and other insurances. They also have the right to participate in the university�s 403(b) program and enjoy vacation, sick leave, maternity/paternity leave, and other benefits.

About the University

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a research university and academic health center that discovers, teaches, and applies knowledge for the intellectual, cultural, social, and economic benefit of Birmingham, the state, and beyond. UAB is internationally renowned for its intensely collaborative culture that has � for more than five decades � produced breakthroughs in education, health care, research, and service. UAB was ranked #1 in the United States, and in the top 10 worldwide, in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2018 Young University Rankings.

Spanning more than 100 city blocks, UAB is the state of Alabama�s largest single employer with over 26,000 employees and has an annual state-wide economic impact exceeding $7.15 billion. U.S. News & World Report�s 2020 �America�s Best Graduate Schools� ranks 14 UAB graduate programs among the nation�s top 25 and 10 UAB specialties were ranked among the nation�s top 50 in the magazine�s 2018-2019 Best Hospitals report. UAB research grants and awards are at a record high, exceeding $527 million in FY18, including $320 million in NIH funding for FY18. UAB ranks 31st among all universities in federal research funding and 15th among public universities. UAB's NIH funding continues to grow among peer institutions in the Southeast and beyond, with the university ranking 20th among all universities in NIH funding and eighth among public universities. The UAB Heersink School of Medicine is ranked 21st among medical schools in NIH funding and eighth among public medical schools.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity, and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

For more information on Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action at UAB, visit the�UAB Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion opens a new website, call (205) 934-8762, or contact the office at 701 20th Street South, AB 336, Birmingham, AL 35294-0103.

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