I am dying in waiting reply email from Professor. I don’t know could I remain here for next year or not so I decide to start job hunting for 2018. The I want to write motivation letter but don’t know how to start how to make my letter attract recruiter. I feel hopeless for my writing ability and express my desire for that job.
But practice make perfect so, I will try calm down and take back to work. Hope for a better future. Research life is not easy.
#1/09 8:30 Pm
Dear Researcher Adrien Escande and Researcher Mitsuharu Morisawa,
I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in Nagoya University about human-robot collaboration and safety assessment and my contract will end in March. When I am looking for a new job about robotics, I have deep interest in research engineer position at your laboratory from robotics-worldwide Vol 149, Issue 8. My enthusiasm about HRP-2 humanoid robot and desire for learning newest technology motive me to apply for this position.
During my Ph.D study, I gained experience about control system, developed programing skill with C++, python. Currently, I am working on several projects relate to human-robot collaboration and assess safety of robot motion. These experiences will help me quickly catchup with work in your laboratory such as assisting researchers to port their latest algorithms in those demos, and some groundwork software development to ease the setup and improve the demos.
In the research engineer position at your laboratory, I will be able to utilize programing skill and control design skill to support researcher achieve Human-robot safe and operationally efficient collaboration in COMANOID project.
I am a quick learner, very motivated and have great enthusiasm about AI robot, cognitive robotics. I would like to further elaborate on my motivation and competences during an interview.
Bui Dinh Ba
#1/17 4:51pm Couldn’t help feeling sad
I have received mail from Prof and know that i will not be able to stay here in next year. I have previously prepared for this worst result but still feel sad because of a lot of reason. I miss people and good relationships I have built in Nagoya, I feel disappointed when I hadn’t worked hard enough and I feel worry about unstable future. Where will I go or what should I do know. ….
1/18 Dinner with students and Prof
We have dinner with Prof. YAMADA, Robin, Sennin and Kim at Akakara Yagoto. We talk and share opinions about all stuff of life and enjoy time in Nagoya. Actually, the research here is not my desiring research but atmosphere and people in our laboratory are very kind and friendly.
#1/22 Waiting job results and work for the remaining two months
I have finished interview for a robotics coding engineer in Tsukuba, japan and really anxious in waiting result. According with job hunting, I have to finish task about design test system and conduct experiments for a worm gear called Roller Turn in the remaining two months. It is really crazy now when I have only two months ago and must leave Japan if I could not find a work to renew my Visa. I could share with my friends because they are busy and don’t have time to hear me complain. I don’t know how to stop this complicated feeling and writing here is one of method to calm excited me. I feel lonely and confused about the future. Hope I could have enough courage and lucky to overcome this depressed time.
I don’t know what to do now, I have a dream to do postdoc at top 10 University of American but my English like shit, I have tried hard to learn in one year but It didn’t improve so much as I expected. Now I am confusing about stay in Japan or comeback Vietnam.
I am apprehensive about the results of the interview. Dying in waiting for result.
#1/24 10:00 am wow I felt so proud and happy, finally I got accepted to the job at JRL laboratory.
I really happy now but I suddenly felt missing Nagoya. I will miss new friends and activities here so much, I will comeback to meet these friend definitely.
Now I realized that the day i received offer for new position is a snow day in Nagoya. I felt Nagoya is feeling sad when It must say goodbye to me in next 2 months.