[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Faculty Position in Ultra-Precision Robotics and Manufacturing at EPFL

Aude Billard aude.billard at epfl.ch
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 
formatto: *http://go.epfl.ch/imt-search*

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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