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Post-Doctoral Researcher in Image-based Machine Learning (60 -100%)

WorkplaceHorw/Lucerne, Central Switzerland, Switzerland
Occupation rate
60% - 100%

The Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture is the leading educational and research institution in its field in Central Switzerland. The School offers practical bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and a variety of continuing and executive education programs, and also carries out applied research and development. It is one of six Schools making up the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts with its 1,800-plus staff and around 11,500 degree and continuing education students.

For our Field Robotics research team we are looking for a competent personality as

Post-Doctoral Researcher in Image-based Machine Learning (60 -100%)


As a member of the "ARAWEX - A Rather Advanced Weed Exterminator" project team inside the Institute of Mechanical Engineering and Energy Technology you will contribute to the development of a novel mobile robot with the ability to identify and remove weeds in pastures. Activities will include:
  • Developing and adapting approaches and techniques for image-based weed detection, classification, and localization using machine learning.
  • Collecting image training sets together with the team and external research collaborators
  • Designing, implementing and testing models
  • Deploying and testing these techniques in real-world settings and within the laboratory
  • Interacting and collaborating with diverse industrial and research partners, at HSLU and across Switzerland and Europe.
  • Contributing to follow-on research proposals
  • Communicating research results to a range of audiences, including industrial partners and the scientific community
  • Potential involvement in teaching activities


  • PhD in computer science, electrical or mechanical engineering, robotics or related discipline
  • Solid theoretical background in machine learning, deep learning and data analytics or proven fast-learner
  • Experienced with machine learning toolboxes and frameworks in particular with the application to image-based feature extraction, classification, and pattern recognition. Strong programming skills in Python, C#, C++ is an asset.
  • Software development experience in a shared code base environment
  • Willingness to work outdoor during field testing
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative and multi-disciplinary scientific or commercial environment
  • Demonstrated success in expressing ideas clearly through oral and written skills in English (preferably also German) language

We offer

  • We offer you an attractive, time-limited position as a post-doctoral researcher (18 to 24 months) in a stimulating, multicultural work environment with excellent infrastructure.
  • Potential involvement in teaching activities (undergraduate courses)
  • The work site is located at our campus in an attractive location in Horw by Lucerne
  • Hochschule Luzern is committed to diversity at the workplace. Excellent flexible working arrangements enable all genders to strike the desired balance between their professional development and their personal lives.

Contact and Address

Further information is available from Dr. Adrian Koller, Principal Investigator ARAWEX, Phone +41 41 41 349 3103, e-Mail: adrian.kollerhslu.ch

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