[robotics-worldwide] Last Call: Faculty position in Autonomous Robotics at EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland)

Auke Ijspeert auke.ijspeert at epfl.ch
Tue Jan 4 03:58:36 PST 2011


*Faculty Position in Autonomous Robotics at the Ecole Polytechnique 
Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)*

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 technical 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.

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:
*http://robotics-search10.epfl.ch*

Evaluation 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.robotics at epfl.ch*

For additional information on EPFL, please consult the web sites 
*http://www.epfl.ch*, *http://sti.epfl.ch* and 
*http://www.nccr-robotics.ch*.

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

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Prof Auke Jan Ijspeert
Associate Professor

Biorobotics Laboratory
EPFL-STI-IBI-BIOROB
EPFL, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne
Station 14, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

Office: INN 237     Tel: +41 21 693 2658,    Fax: +41 21 693 3705
www:http://biorob.epfl.ch            Email:Auke.Ijspeert at epfl.ch
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