[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Faculty Position in Ultra-Precision Robotics and Manufacturing at EPFL
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Fri Oct 3 01:06:34 PDT 2014
*Tenure Track position in **ultra-high precision robotics and
The Institute of Microengineering (IMT) within the School of Engineering
at EPFL invites applications for a faculty position at the level of
*tenure track assistant professor *in *ultra-high precision robotics and
manufacturing*. Recruitment to a tenured senior position may be
considered in exceptional cases.
/EPFL is committed to increasing the diversity of its//faculty, and
strongly encourages women to apply./
This new position is aimed at reinforcing the leading position of the
Swiss microengineering industry by giving it the means to further
strengthen its competitiveness by continuous innovation.
Specific areas include, but are not limited to:
·Design of innovative ultra-high precision machining,manipulation and
metrology systems targetingadditive manufacturing
·New kinematics, quasi-perfect guidings, actuators,transmission systems,
sensors and methodstargeting ultra-high precision additive manufacturing;
·New calibration techniques and new metrologydevices for nanometric
precision and sub-tens ofnanometers accuracy;
·Design of tools targeting high-precision withexcellent cleanness, e.g.
microfactories and vacuumchambers.
Experience in successful collaborative researchprograms with industry is
highly desirable. The IMT at EPFLoffers a particularly advantageous
positionthanks to its historically very strong links to the diverseand
well-established local high-technology industry.As a faculty member of
the School of Engineering,the successful candidate will be expected to
initiatean independent research program, participate inundergraduate and
graduate teaching and establishstrong links with industrial partners.
Internationallycompetitive salaries, start-up resources and benefitsare
The EPFL is a dynamically growing and well-fundediinstitution
fostering excellence and diversity. It has ahighly international campus
at an exceptionally attractive location boasting first-class
infrastructure. Asa technical university covering essentially the
entirepalette of engineering and science, EPFL offers a
fertileenvironment for research cooperation between
differentdisciplines. The EPFL environment is multi-lingual
andmulti-cultural, with English often serving as a commoninterface.
Applications should include a curriculum vitae with a listof
publications, a concise statement of research andteaching interests, and
the names of at least fivereferees. Applications must be uploaded in PDF
Formal evaluation of candidates will begin on*1 December 2014*.
Enquiries may be addressed to:*Prof. Christian Enz*, Search Committee Chair
e-mail: *imt-search at epfl.ch <mailto:imt-search at epfl.ch>*
For additional information on EPFL, please consult theweb sites:
*www.epfl.ch <http://www.epfl.ch>*, *sti.epfl.ch *and *imt.epfl.ch*.
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