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Steve James

Applications are open for a full-time postdoctoral research position in reinforcement learning for robotics, at the RAIL laboratory at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa (

This particular post will focus on behaviour composition and symbolic abstraction in reinforcement learning, specifically in extending our existing work to apply to flexible manipulation tasks on a two-armed manipulator robot.

The post is available from January 2022, for a period of 2-5 years. The candidate must have completed a PhD in the last 5 years, and have research experience in either reinforcement learning or robotics, preferably both.

Please submit your application using the online form This will require a detailed CV, a motivation letter, two examples of your publications/written work, and two academic references.

The closing date for applications is 31 August 2021.

Enquiries can be sent to Prof. Benjamin Rosman (