[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] PhD or Post-Doc Researcher Position within European Project in Robotics and Education

Lara Lammer lara.lammer at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 23:59:01 PDT 2015

PhD or Post-Doc Researcher Position within European Project in Robotics and

The Vision for Robotics Lab (V4R) at the Technische Universität Wien (TU
Wien) is offering a full time position in the European Project ER4STEM
(Educational Robotics for Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics)
starting with 1 October 2015 for three years. Our project partners are
across Europe (Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Malta, and
Wales). Occasional traveling will be required.

The researcher will lead a work package in the project and will be
responsible for the development of the ER4STEM framework with the aim to
turn curious young children into young adults passionate about science and
technology with a hands-on use case: robotics. ER4STEM will refine, unify
and enhance current European approaches to STEM education through robotics
in one open operational and conceptual framework. Innovative approaches
will be developed to achieve an integrated and consistent concept that
picks children up at different ages, beginning in primary school and
accompany them until graduation from secondary school.

Applicants will need a solid background in technology and management, like
Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen (i.e. engineering and business administration) or
industrial engineering, but are not limited to that. Background in robotics
or education is not mandatory, yet can be helpful. Most important are the
applicant's motivation and fit into the team, especially skills of
interdisciplinary teamwork and international communication, the abilities
to structure complex problems, conceptualize different inputs and carry out
rigorous high-quality research as well as a passion for teaching children
are required. The work will be done under the supervision of project
coordinator Lara Lammer. It is expected that the research work will be

The position is limited to a 36 month contract from TU Wien. Payment will
be according to the university payment scheme for project assistants,
depending on the candidate's experience and qualifications (

Your application should include a concise CV with your contact information
and a one-page motivation letter in which you describe how you would
develop the ER4STEM framework. Both to be sent together to
lammer at acin.tuwien.ac.at

The Vision for Robotics Group (http://v4r.acin.tuwien.ac.at/) is part of
the TU Wien and located in the centre of Vienna. V4R is a leading center of
robot vision for service robotics and industrial robot automation. We make
robots see and understand the world around them. Team spirit, fun, and the
strive for novel solutions drive us forward. Our passion for teaching
unifies us. Within the university we are one of the best performing teams.

TU Wien is located in the heart of Europe, in a cosmopolitan city of great
cultural diversity. For nearly 200 years, TU Wien has been a place of
research, teaching and learning in the service of progress. TU Wien is
among the most successful technical universities in Europe and is Austria’s
largest scientific-technical research and educational institution. More
information can be found on: http://tuwien.ac.at

Historically, Vienna has always been a city of science and research and is
one of the oldest university cities in Europe. The research landscape is
shaped by nine universities, five technical colleges, as well as about
1.300 research institutions. Working in Vienna means finding a creative and
stimulating environment. Living in Vienna also means living in a city that
is regularly rated as having the best quality of life. Since 1997 the
Austrian capital has invested approximately EUR 400 million into research
and technology projects predominantly focused on the key areas of
competence, including life science, creative industries, information and
communication technologies and transport/logistics. More information can be
found on: http://www.wien.gv.at/english/

    Lara Lammer
Project Manager
Schräge Roboter <http://schraegeroboter.wordpress.com/> - das kreative

ACIN | Automation & Control Institute
V4R | Vision for Robotics Group
Gusshausstrasse 27-29/E376
1040 Vienna, Austria

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