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Faculty Position in Autonomous Robotics

WorkplaceLausanne, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland
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The School of Engineering at EPFL invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant professor in the area of Autonomous Robotics for the newly launched Swiss National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) for Robotics. This is a broad search in all areas of autonomous robotics, with relevant fields including materials and components (e.g. soft bodies, artificial muscles, intelligent material), manipulation (dexterous and compliant manipulation, grasping, interaction with humans), field robotics (outdoor robots, intelligent vehicles, system design and integration, energy harvesting) and medical microrobotics (inner body monitoring, drug delivery, surgery).

As a faculty member of the School of Engineering, the successful candidate will be expected to initiate independent, creative research programs and participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Internationally competitive salaries, start-up resources and benefits are offered.

EPFL has a long-standing tradition in robotics, with special emphasis on the science and engineering of autonomous, intelligent, and bio-mimetic systems. EPFL has been selected by the Swiss Federal Government to house the NCCR for Robotics, a multi-year center of excellence federating and promoting robotics research in Switzerland. A new building on campus with laboratory space, prototyping and educational facilities for all robotics researchers will be completed in 2013.

The EPFL, located in Lausanne, Switzerland, is a dynamically growing and well-funded institution fostering excellence and diversity. It has a highly international campus at an exceptionally attractive location boasting first-class infrastructure. As a technica l university covering computer and communication sciences, engineering, environment, basic and life sciences, management of technology and financial engineering, EPFL offers a fertile environment for research cooperation between different disciplines. The EPFL environment is multi-lingual and multi-cultural, with English often serving as a common interface.

Evalua tion of candidates will begin on 15 January 2011 , and will continue until the position is filled.

Further questions can be addressed to: Prof. Auke Ijspeert , Search Chairman , e- mail: hiring.roboticsepfl.ch.

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EPFL is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, and strongly encourages women to apply.

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Applications should include a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, a concise statement of research and teaching interests, and the names of at least five referees. Applications should be uploaded in PDF format to the recruitment web site: robotics-search10.epfl.ch&h p o i n t;


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