[robotics-worldwide] Extension of the Emloyment offer for a
PhD-position in the ELAN-Projekt (ELastic ActuatioN) Uni Bielefeld
axel.schneider at uni-bielefeld.de
Fri Dec 21 07:16:27 PST 2007
The BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) Junior Research
Group Mechatronics of Biomimetic Actuators at the Faculty of Technology
of Bielefeld University (Dr. Axel Schneider) invites applications for
the position of a
(Competitive Salary EG13, TV-L)
in the ELAN (ELastic ActuatioN)-Project. The expected duration of the
position is two years with a possible extension.
The newly founded Junior Research Group offers an excellent
interdisciplinary environment with a tight connection to the Cluster of
Excellence "Cognitive Interaction Technology" and intensive
collaborations with workgroups within Bielefeld University as well as
other institutions including the CoR-Lab (Honda, Asimo), the Computer
Engineering Group, the Neuroinformatics Group and the Department of
The main focus of the ELAN-Project is the development of neurobionically
controlled, elastic joint drives for robots with muscle-like behaviour.
These new joint drives are closely related to the biological paragons
and adapt their advantages in construction and control. The functional
spectrum of these new joints ranges from classical, inelastic but
precise positioning abilities to dynamically adjustable elastic
behaviour. Particular attention is paid to the biologically inspired
control approaches. The new joints will be based on electrical drives.
The applicant should hold a university’s Master’s or Diploma degree in
the area of the engineering sciences (in the fields of electrical
engineering, control engineering or mechatronics). We are particularly
interested in candidates with a background in (power) electronics,
control of electrical motors, sensor systems and robotics as well as in
the area of mechanical construction. Strong programming skills and
advanced mathematical competence are expected.
Bielefeld University is an equal opportunity employer and therefore
especially encourages women to apply. In the case of comparable
competences and qualification, women will preferably be considered if
there are no dominating reasons arising from the person of another
Bielefeld University also encourages disabled people to apply.
Part-time employment is possible.
Please send your application including cover letter, CV and transcripts
as well as the name and contact information for two references to:
Dr. Axel Schneider
University of Bielefeld, Faculty of Technology, Junior Research Group
Mechatronics of Biomimetic Actuators, P. O. Box 10 01 31, D-33501
or via email to axel.schneider at uni-bielefeld.de
We will be accepting applications until January 31st 2008.
Homepage of the ELAN-Project: www.elan.uni-bielefeld.de
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