[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:

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 

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

Prof Auke Jan Ijspeert
Associate Professor

Biorobotics Laboratory
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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