Collaborative Manipulation Roboticist

Location: Cambridge - United States

Location: Schlumberger-Doll Research, Cambridge, MA, USA

At Schlumberger-Doll Research (SDR) in Cambridge, MA, the robotics department is evaluating and developing cutting-edge technology for the automation of unstructured oil and gas applications. We are looking for talented PhD and Master’s level roboticists specializing in collaborative manipulation to join a multidisciplinary team working on stimulating problems that will lead to disruptive differentiation in functions spanning manufacturing, maintenance and field operations. The successful candidate will closely collaborate with experienced SDR team members and Schlumberger product development entities to design, develop, simulate and test algorithms and software prototypes against harsh oilfield environments. Taking advantage of the vibrant Boston robotic cluster, he/she will participate in strategic engagements with academic research institutions and worldwide industry partners.


  • PhD or Master’s degree with 3 years of industry experience with emphasis on human-robot collaborative manipulation
  • Deep theoretical foundation in relevant artificial intelligence disciplines
  • Working knowledge of Robot Operating System (ROS) framework
  • Demonstrated proficiency with relevant programming languages, such as Python and C++, in a Linux environment
  • Preferred experience
    • Motion planning and inverse kinematics
    • Task planning under uncertainty
    • Supervised, reinforcement/demonstration learning
  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational and communication skills
  • Candidates must have the legal right to work in US

Schlumberger is the world’s leading supplier of technology, integrated project management and information solutions to customers working in the oil and gas industry worldwide. Employing more than 105,000 people representing over 140 nationalities and working in approximately 85 countries, Schlumberger provides the industry’s widest range of products and services from exploration through production. Schlumberger has always invested significant time and money on R&E as a long-term strategy to support and grow its technology leadership. Schlumberger invests more each year in R&E than all other oilfield services companies combined.

Schlumberger is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

Schlumberger is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.


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