[robotics-worldwide] Reminder: Job postings at the University of Jena (Germany)

James Smith jasmith at cim.mcgill.ca
Mon Nov 19 01:23:28 PST 2007

Hello fellow subscribers,

This is a reminder regarding the deadline (November 30, 2007) for  
application for two research positions  at the University of Jena,  

1. The Locomotion Laboratory (www.lauflabor.de) at the University of  
Jena is currently seeking a PhD or Postdoctoral candidate to work on  
a new project on sensor-motor integration as well as motor- 
coordination problems towards solving complex robotic tasks such as  
bipedal walking.  This work will be done in close collaboration with  
the Bernstein Centre for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN) at the  
University of Göttingen, and will complement previous work performed  
at the BCCN on the RunBot, a fast biped robot (Manoonpong et al.,  
PLoS CB, July 2007).  The ability of this robot to adapt to novel  
situations using a multi-layered neural control structure has created  
quite a stir in the press and on the Internet. Information on this  
research can be found at:

2. The Locomotion Laboratory at the University of Jena is also  
seeking a PhD or Postdoctoral candidate to work on a running gait  
generation and gait stability project within the framework of the  
“Intelligent Walking” focus programme of the German Research  
Foundation (www.dfg.de/en). This research is aimed at the transfer of  
concepts from biomechanics and motion control to walking and running  

Both openings will allow the successful applicant to develop his/her  
own line of research. Hence applicants with an existing research  
plan, which fits the above scenarios, are strongly encouraged. Good  
programming skills are absolutely essential and we are especially  
interested in candidates with expertise in electronic and/or  
mechanical hardware design.

Please send your application before November 30, 2007, including CV,  
a brief motivation letter, copies of university certificates,  
publication list, research interests/plan, and contact information  
for at least 2 references to:  Dr. A. Seyfarth (oas at uni-jena.de),  
Dornburger Str. 23, 07743 Jena, Germany.

  best regards,


James Andrew Smith, BSc EE,  PhD ME
Postdoctoral Researcher, Lauflabor / Locomotion Lab
The University of Jena, Jena, Germany

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