[robotics-worldwide] JOB: Post Doc Position at FEMTO-ST, Besancon,
philippe.lutz at ens2m.fr
Wed Apr 2 12:42:49 PDT 2008
Post Doc position at FEMTO-ST/AS2M, Besançon, France
Title: Microsystems Design for Microrobotics
A Post Doc position is available for design, development and
characterization of actuated bi-stable mechanical microsystems in order
to build a new kind of microrobots.
Microrobotics deals with the design, the fabrication and the control of
robots able to manipulate small size components (smaller than 1
The laboratory started studying and designing a new generation of
microfabricated microrobots using a modular concept and an open loop
control strategy. These new microrobots, named “digital microrobots” (or
“/dimibots/”) are based on the assembly in a finally monolithic system
of several “elementary modules” from a library of basic function
modules. The first designed structures have demonstrated the relevance
of this approach, but new developments and improvements are required.
The objectives of the Post Doc position are:
- to propose new actuated bi-stable mechanical structures
microfabricated with clean room technologies;
- to contribute to the design and microfabrication of these structures
and monolithic microrobots;
- to contribute to the static and dynamic characterization of the
The Post Doc will take charge of the microfabrication in clean room and
will use the microfabrication facilities available in FEMTO-ST.
The candidate must be Ph.D graduated and have an experience in clean
room microfabrication. A good knowledge in the design of mechanical
structures and in microsystems is required.
Interested candidates should submit a Curriculum Vitae, evidence of the
required expertise (papers which could be either published, accepted for
publication or in preparation), a summary of the research background and
interests by e-mail to philippe.lutz at femto-st.fr
<mailto:philippe.lutz at femto-st.fr> and/or yassine.haddab at ens2m.fr
<mailto:yassine.haddab at ens2m.fr>. Review of applications will begin as
soon as they are received. Expected start date for the position is May
1, 2008 or earlier.
You can explore the various research activities at the FEMTO-ST at:
If you need further information, please contact:
philippe.lutz at femto-st.fr <mailto:philippe.lutz at femto-st.fr>
yassine.haddab at ens2m.fr <mailto:yassine.haddab at ens2m.fr>
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