Technische Universität München

Open Postdoc Positions in Robot Hand Design and Control

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Open Postdoc Positions in Robot Hand Design and Control

09.05.2020, Wissenschaftliches Personal

About us
Located in the prosperous capital of Bavaria and home to over 39,000 students, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of the world’s top universities (top 4 European technical universities in THE World University Ranking, top 50 in Shanghai Ranking, top 10 in Global University Employability Ranking, etc.). It is committed to excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education, and the active promotion of promising young scientists. TUM benefits from the healthy mix of companies and startups of all sizes headquartered in the region and is tightly connected to regional research hospitals. The university also forges strong links with companies and scientific institutions across the world.

The TUM Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MSRM) is directed by Prof. Sami Haddadin (2019 Leibniz prize winner). The MSRM is a globally visible interdisciplinary research center for machine intelligence, which is the integration of robotics, artificial intelligence and perception. Its three central application focuses are the future of health, the future of work, and the future of mobility. More than 50 professors from various TUM faculties cooperate within the framework of MSRM.

We are looking for an EXCELLENT Postdoc to work under the supervision of Prof. Sami Haddadin. Please consider applying if you have a background in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, biomedical engineering, or a comparable field. We are particularly looking for individuals with experience in some of the following areas and strong interest to further develop their skills:
  • Hand design (kinematics, transmission, actuation, sensors, etc.)
  • Modelling, control and simulation
  • Mechatronic system design
  • System and topology optimization

    Your responsibilities as a postdoc may include (but are not limited to):
  • Leading a research group in the area of artificial hand development
  • Coordinating ongoing research projects
  • Supporting mechatronic development of robot hands and hand prosthesis systems
  • Supporting control development of artificial hands
  • Supporting and coordination of publication submissions, research proposals and prototype demonstrations

    What we offer
  • Stimulating, high-paced environment for cutting-edge research in various fields including robotics, machine learning, systems intelligence, musculoskeletal and neurological studies.
  • Pleasant working conditions with interesting and challenging tasks in collaboration with a talented and interdisciplinary scientific and management team.
  • An exceptional opportunity to experience research in a highly inspiring international environment and to learn from some of the world’s leading researchers.
  • The opportunity to develop your professional research and leadership skills in a high-impact field with excellent career opportunities.

    How to apply?
    The following documents are needed for applications:
  • A motivation letter
  • A detailed CV
  • Email addresses of at least two references

    Interested applicants should send us the necessary documents via email to: applications quoting "Postdoc Application, Robot Hand Design and Control" in the e-mail subject line. The positions will remain open until filled and only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Preference will be given to applications received before June 20th, 2020. The start date is as soon as possible, but negotiable. TUM has been pursuing the strategic goal of substantially increasing the diversity of its staff. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, TUM explicitly encourages nominations of and applications from women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity dimensions to the university’s research and teaching strategies. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with equal qualifications. International candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

    Technische Universität München
    Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence
    Heßstraße 134
    80797 München

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In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 155029.

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