The Group of Robotics, Vision and Control at the University of Seville (Spain), has currently several research positions available to work in projects mainly dealing with aerial robotics and unmanned aerial systems.

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a Msc/PhD degree on Electrical Engineering, Aerospace, Computer Science, or related areas, to join our research teams. The successful candidates should have background and experience in one (or more) of the following topics:

  • Aerial robotic manipulation involving control, perception and planning
  • Real time perception and/or vision, including visual servoing, 3D mapping and/or localization
  • Real time control and planning of autonomous systems
  • Multi-robot systems planning and decision making
  • Autonomous aerial vehicles navigation and integration in the air space

We offer positions with the following profiles:

– Systems/Software Engineers: They will work closely with colleagues, and with supervision from senior researchers to analyze project requirements in order to develop robust systems/software architectures. The work will involve system design, software development, documentation, testing and maintenance, etc.

– PhD students: They will work closely with colleagues, and with supervision from senior researchers, to analyze scientific problems and perform research work related to the above topics in the projects. The work may involve collaborations with other researchers in the project and from other institutions.

– Researchers: the candidates should hold a PhD degree (or be close) and they will be in charge of analyzing project requirements, monitoring and guiding PhD students’ work, coordinating development teams, etc.

The generic expected skills are:

  • Excellent coordination, communication and problem-solving skills, team orientation, experienced/comfortable working in a research environment.
  • Background on software development. Knowledge on collaborative tools like GIT is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Unix/Linux systems.
  • Strong programming skills and experience with C/C++ and/or script languages Python/Matlab. Previous knowledge on ROS is a plus.
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills.

Grant or contract duration and salary will be competitive and dependent on the experience and background of the candidate. The selected candidates will work as members of the GRVC research group, which is led by Prof. Anibal Ollero, and will be involved in European robotics projects, having the opportunity to collaborate with other European partners. The GRVC is a main actor in Europe for aerial and multi-robot systems, having led several European projects and participated in many others. Visit for a list of our research topics and projects.

Candidates should send an email to with the subject “candidates” until September 30 by including:

  • A brief description about research interests, motivation and profile (specifying preferences from the topics above).
  • A detailed CV, including a list of publications.
  • Recommendation letters or at least the name and contact of 2 references.

Applications will be considered as they arrive.

The University of Seville was created in the early 16th century, and it is one of the most important higher education institutions in Spain, with 70,000 students and 4,400 professors. Moreover, Seville is the largest city in the south of Spain. Situated on the plain of the river Guadalquivir, and with a population of about 1.5 million, Seville enjoys favorable weather conditions and contains three UNESCO Word Heritage Sites.