[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Scientific Project Manager wanted at TUM, Munich

Francesco Maurelli f.maurelli at ieee.org
Wed Dec 23 02:52:24 PST 2015

At Technische Universität München’s Department of Informatics, chair of 
Robotics and Embedded Systems (Prof. Knoll), we coordinate the EU-funded 
project ECHORD++ (The European Coordination Hub for Open Robotics 
Development, 2013-2018). The project promotes innovation by facilitating 
the cooperation between academia and industry in robotics. With a total 
funding of over 20 million Euro, ECHORD++ encourages technology transfer 
excellence and provides research opportunities to European academic and 
industrial institutions. Within the project we are looking at the 
earliest date possible for an experienced


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, autonomous systems, 
engineering, computer science or a related field
•    Managerial experience
•    Notable network in the robotics community, contacts to industry and 
trade associations are a plus
•    Fluency in spoken and written English
•    Willingness to travel
•    High motivation and willingness to work in an international and 
interdisciplinary team

What we offer:

•    A responsible position with interesting and challenging tasks in an 
interdisciplinary scientific and 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
•    The opportunity to actively design the scientific scope of the new 
lab and the research directions covered (in strong alignment with the 
scientific foci of ECHORD++)
•    A possible involvement in other projects
•    Remuneration in line with the current German public service salary 
scale TV-L, level E13

The vacant position comprises tasks of scientific management, but also 
offers the possibility for own research and publication.

Please send your CV and motivation letter with the names of three 
references to Federica Pepponi (pepponi at in.tum.de). Applications 
received by the 15th of January 2016 will receive full consideration.

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 has been pursuing the strategic goal of substantially increasing the 
diversity of its staff. 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 

For more information please visit www.echord.eu

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