[robotics-worldwide] [JOBS] Position of assistant professor at IMT atlantique

vincent lebastard vincent.lebastard at imt-atlantique.fr
Tue Mar 13 09:38:51 PDT 2018

          *French IMT ATLANTIQUE Bretagne-Pays de la Loire
          school**recruits an assistant professor in Bio-Inspired
          Robotics (Locomotion). *


Start date of employment :///01/09/2018/

IMT Atlantique (Ecole Nationale Supérieure Mines-Télécom Atlantique 
Bretagne-Pays de la Loire) is a leading general engineering school and 
an international research centre under the French Ministry of Economy 
and Industry. Resulting from the January 1, 2017 merger of Télécom 
Bretagne and Mines Nantes, it is a school of the French Institut 

On 3 campuses in Brest, Nantes and Rennes, IMT Atlantique aims to 
combine digital and energy to transform society and industry through 
teaching, research and innovation and to be the leading French higher 
education and research institution in this field. Every year, IMT 
Atlantique supervises 2300 students in engineering education, graduate 
students (Master) and PhD students. Its research activities, at the 
crossroads of the business and higher education worlds, are carried out 
by 290 permanent researchers and teacher-researchers, 110 whom are 
qualified to direct research, and give rise each year to 1000 
publications and €18 million in contracts. Its training courses are 
based on cutting-edge research, within 6 laboratories labeled by the 

The candidate will join IMT Atlantique's Automatic, Computer-Integrated 
Manufacturing and Computer Sciences training and research group and the 
bio-inspired robotics activity of the REV (Robotique Et Vivant) team of 
the Nantes Digital Sciences Laboratory, UMR CNRS 6004 (LS2N). The 
research of the REV team in bio-inspired locomotion deals with the 
modelling, simulation and control of legged, swimming, creeping and 
flying robots; mechatronics (design and manufacture of bio-inspired 
robots and experimental benches); and the bio-inspired perception of 
electrical fish (sensors, for navigation and perception in underwater 

Administrative status: /Maître assistant des Mines et des Télécom, 
fonctionnaire du Ministère de l’Economie et des Finances./

*Missions :*

The recruited candidate will participate in teaching, research and 
development missions.

/Teaching :/*//*

The pedagogical activities concern the following disciplines:

  * Robotics (Mechanical, Automatic)
  * Physics for the engineer.
  * Physical modeling for Robotics and Automation;
  * Mechatronics or experimental physics;
  * Numerical simulation and scientific calculations (Matlab, C++),

*_Research and development:_*

The candidate will carry out research activities in the fields of 
bio-inspired robotics and in particular locomotion. The 
multidisciplinary nature of this field implies collaborative research 
and the expected candidate must be motivated for teamwork.

In this perspective, the candidate will contribute to boost the team's 
research in the fields of the dynamics of bio-inspired robots of fish, 
snakes and other flying insects without excluding other animal models of 
her/his choice. Her/His work may focus on modeling-simulation (multibody 
systems, continuous or soft robots), and/or mechatronic design 
(bio-inspired robots, innovative actuators) and control of these 
systems. Since bio-inspired locomotion is highly dependent on the 
physical environments on which animals rely to propel themselves, a 
background in mechanics (hydro-dynamics and aerodynamics) will be 
appreciated. Finally, a curiosity for life sciences is an important asset.

The recruited candidate will contribute to the influence of the School 
and the Laboratory through national or international academic 
collaborations, in particular within the framework of national (ANR) and 
international (H2020) cooperative projects.


We are expecting a candidate with a robotic profile (mechanical, 
automatic), or a candidate with a physicist or mechanic background 
(applied and/or theoretical), highly motivated to apply his knowledge in 

*_Contacts :_*

  * Frédéric Boyer, Prof. IMT-A : frederic.boyer at imt-atlantique.fr , +33
    6 75 21 07 43
  * Vincent Lebastard, M. Assistant IMT-A :
    vincent.lebastard at imt-atlantique.fr,+33 6 22 40 21 95

*The deadline for submitting the application is 30 April 2018 
inclusive*. To withdraw an application form, please contact the Human 
Resources Department:

Florence MOULET– florence.moulet at imt-atlantique.fr - tél : 02 51 85 83 63


Jean-Philippe ROULLAND – jean-philippe.roulland at imt-atlantique.fr 
<mailto:jean-philippe.roulland at imt-atlantique.fr%20>– tél : 02 51 85 83 54

Institut Mines Telecom Atlantique

4 rue Alfred Kastler

CS 20722

44307 Nantes CEDEX 3.

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