[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Scientific project manager position at Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Laura Voss laura.voss at in.tum.de
Tue Oct 28 06:40:22 PDT 2014

The EU-funded project ECHORD++ is looking for a full-time scientific 
project manager/researcher with managerial experience and a Ph.D. (or 
similar experience) in robotics, engineering, computer science or a 
related field.


Technische Universität München (TUM) is one of Europe’s top 
universities. It is committed to excellence in research and teaching, 
interdisciplinary education and the active promotion of promising young 
scientists. The university also forges strong links with companies and 
scientific institutions across the world. TUM was one of the first 
universities in Germany to be named a University of Excellence. 
Moreover, TUM regularly ranks among the best European universities in 
international rankings.

The project ECHORD (2009-2013) was established in order to promote 
innovation by facilitating the cooperation between academia and industry 
in robotics.
The follow-up project ECHORD++ (European Clearing House for Open 
Robotics Development Plus Plus, 2013-2018) will further stimulate this 
interaction between robot manufacturers, researchers and users. With a 
total funding of over 20 million euro ECHORD++ encourages technology 
transfer excellence and provides research opportunities to more than 100 
European academic and industrial institutions. - www.echord.eu

The ECHORD++ team is hiring, at the earliest possible date:
***** SCIENTIFIC PROJECT MANAGER (full-time) *****

Key Responsibilities:
- Monitoring and evaluating scientific activities within the project – 
in a broad range of robotic fields, from healthcare to industrial 
robotics, from control to cognition, …
- Active involvement in writing proposals
- Active involvement in the set-up of a new robotics lab at TUM

- Ph.D. or similar experience in a subject which is relevant to the 
direction of the project such as robotics, engineering, computer science 
or a related field
- Managerial experience
- Fluency in spoken and written English
- Willingness to travel
- Highly motivated and keen on working in an international and 
interdisciplinary team

We offer:
- A responsible position with interesting and challenging tasks in a 
small interdisciplinary project management team
- Worldwide networking opportunities with leading robotics experts
- The possibility to be actively involved in the set-up of a completely 
new robotics lab in a huge new lab space for the Robotics and Embedded 
Systems Chair (Prof. Alois Knoll)
- The opportunity to proactively design the scientific scope of the new 
lab and the research directions covered (in strong alignment with Prof. 
Knoll and the scientific foci of E++)
- The vacant position comprises tasks of scientific management, but 
also offers the possibility for own research and publication
- Remuneration in line with the current German public service salary 
scale TV-L, level E13

- Please send your application documents, incl. CV, to Laura Voss 
(Laura.Voss at in.tum.de) by November 15th, 2014.
- If you have questions about the position, please contact Ali Nasseri 
(Nasseri at in.tum.de).

As part of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state 
governments, TUM has been pursuing the strategic goal of substantially 
increasing the diversity of its faculty. As an equal opportunity and 
affirmative action employer, TUM explicitly encourages nominations of 
and applications from women as well as from all others who would bring 
additional diversity dimensions to the university’s research and 
teaching strategies. Preference will be given to disabled candidates 
with essentially the same qualifications. International candidates are 
highly encouraged to apply.

Technische Universität München - Department of Informatics - Robotics 
and Embedded Systems
Boltzmannstr. 3 - 81541 München - http://www6.in.tum.de

Laura Voss
Laura.Voss at in.tum.de

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