Post-Doctoral Fellow - Computer Science

Colorado School of Mines
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 23, 2022

Position Title
Post-Doctoral Fellow - Computer Science
The Opportunity

The Dynamic Automata Lab and Prof. Neil Dantam at the Colorado School of Mines are looking to hire a Postdoctoral Researcher in the area of Task and Motion Planning (TAMP). The position would involve foundational algorithm development for TAMP and applications in robot manipulation, multi-robot teams space robots, and/or human robot interaction (HRI).

In addition to a specific project, the position will include mentoring and career development in research, teaching, student advising, and/or proposal writing according to the candidate's career interests and plans.

While we anticipate that work would take place on the Mines campus, remote options (partial/full) may be possible for exceptional candidates.
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in Robotics, Computer Science, or a related field
  • Strong background in planning, optimization, constraint solving, and/or formal methods
  • Extensive programming experience.
  • English language proficiency
About Mines & Golden, CO

The position is at the Colorado School of Mines in the Computer Science Department. Mines is Colorado's oldest public university, premier engineering university, and an R1 institution. Mines has about 5500 undergraduate students and 1550 graduate students in a broad range of applied science and engineering disciplines, and the university is consistently ranked among the top engineering schools in the United States. Mines is located in Golden, Colorado, a historic gold rush-era town in the idyllic foothills of the Rockies, 13 miles west of Denver and 21 miles south of Boulder. The campus location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. An arid climate and an average 300 days of sunshine per year make the area an ideal place to live, work and play. We seek individuals who value a diverse and inclusive community -- offering different perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational and work experience.
Equal Opportunity

Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons. Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veterans status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

Pay Range

$55,000 - $70,000

Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

Total Rewards
Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay, health & wellness and work/life balance offerings. Our portfolio of benefits includes medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and retirement savings plans. Additionally, Mines employees are eligible for tuition benefits (for employees and dependents), generous paid holidays and leaves and discount programs. For more information, visit Mines benefits .
How to Apply

Applicants will be asked to complete an online application that includes personal information, demographic information, references, and veteran status. References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.

Submit the following information:

1) your CV,

2) description of your research interests, and

3) 2-3 representative publications

If interested or for further information, contact Prof. Neil Dantam at and include "Mines Postdoctoral Position" in your email subject.

For any application questions contact Kathleen Feighny, Human Resources, at

Background Investigation Required

Advertised: Apr 17, 2023 Mountain Daylight Time
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