Wage Undergrad

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Applied Research Laboratory
Autonomy, Perception, and cognition


The Autonomous Control and Intelligent Systems Division of the Applied Research Laboratory is continuing a project sponsored by the Office of Naval Research’s Swampworks Division to explore role-based cognitive autonomy for advanced autonomous robots. The project involves modeling human decision makers in a rule-based cognitive architecture (Soar) and embedding these roles in ROS-based (Robot Operating System) ground, underwater, and air robots. Mandatory Position Description Requirements: We are looking for several highly motivated students in Computer Science Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Math, or closely related majors. C++ programming skills are required. The following is preferred: Experience in Soar, ACT-R, machine learning, computational vision, GPU, FPGA, ROS, JavaScript, python, robotics or Deep Belief Networks; familiarity with Unreal or Unity game engines and Linux/Ubuntu; and the ability to address basic-science problems in highly demanding real-world environments. Successful candidates will be expected and encouraged to publish their research, and it is intended for theses to address project-related challenges. The selected candidates will work up to 20 hours per week during the Fall/Spring semesters and up to 40 hours per week during the Summer. Job Requirements: Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen to apply and may be subject to a government security investigation. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,104 $23,748 $31,392
B $17,712 $26,124 $34,524
C $19,152 $28,728 $38,304
D $21,072 $31,620 $42,156
E $23,604 $35,400 $47,196
F $26,436 $39,660 $52,872
G $29,136 $44,412 $59,712
H $33,192 $50,616 $68,040
I $37,848 $57,696 $77,580
J $42,444 $65,772 $89,136
K $49,236 $76,308 $103,392
L $57,120 $88,524 $119,928
M $66,240 $102,672 $139,116
N $78,168 $121,152 $164,148
O $90,768 $142,968 $195,168
P $107,124 $168,696 $230,280
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088