[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Human and Robotic Grasping and Manipulation (in European project Soma)

Brock, Oliver oliver.brock at tu-berlin.de
Wed Nov 18 08:35:09 PST 2015

The Robotics and Biology Laboratory at the TU Berlin has an opening for a PhD/Post-Doc.

The position is part of the H2020 project Soma (http://softmanipulation.eu/) and is concerned with studying human grasping/manipulation and transferring the resulting insights and principles to robots. This involves the design and conduction of studies with human subjects, their analysis, and the transfer of the obtained insights to mobile manipulation systems.

You should have a track record of excellence in research, a computer science/robotics, psychology, or cognitive science background, a solid education in math, excellent programming and software engineering skills.  Desirable skills include: experience with real robots, especially in manipulation and grasping; experience with experimental design; experience with research at the intersection of psychology, cognitive science, and robotics. You must be proficient in English. Speaking a little bit of German may be fun but is definitely not required.

You will receive a competitive compensation, a stimulating, supportive, and well-equipped research environment, great international colleagues, opportunities to interact with many excellent European universities in the context of this EU project, and can experience one of the most exciting cities in the world.  From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin :  "Berlin is a world city of culture, politics, media, and science. Its economy is based on high-tech firms and the service sector, encompassing a diverse range of creative industries, research facilities, media corporations, and convention venues. [...] Modern Berlin is home to renowned universities, orchestras, museums, entertainment venues, and is host to many sporting events. [...] The city is well known for its festivals, diverse architecture, nightlife, contemporary arts, and a high quality of living. Over the last decade Berlin has seen the upcoming of a cosmopolitan entrepreneurial scene."

Please send your application (a single PDF file containing: CV, diplomas, transcripts, recommendation letters, theses, papers,...) with "IV-487/15" in the subject line to robotics at robotics.tu-berlin.de

Further information:
http://www.robotics.tu-berlin.de/ (our lab)
http://softmanipulation.eu/ (the SOMA project)
http://www.tu-berlin.de/ (our university)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin (about the city of Berlin)
https://stellenticket.de/22302/?lang=de (in German)

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