[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] PhD position on Robot Grasping @ AAU Klagenfurt, Austria

Hubert Zangl hubert.zangl at aau.at
Thu Jul 4 06:35:10 PDT 2019

The Institute of Smart System Technologies, Sensors and Actuators Group, 
Faculty of Technical Sciences at Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt is 
seeking to make the following appointment:

PhD Position in Robot Grasping - Tactile Sensing and Proximity Perception

*** Duties and Responsibilities ***

- Collaboration with scientific and industrial partners of the 
institute, e.g. www.cap-size.at
- Independent research with the aim to submit a dissertation and to 
acquire a PhD
- Assistance in public relations activities

*** Recruitment conditions ***

- A university degree (Master or Diplom-Ingenieur) in the field of 
electrical engineering and information technology, mechanical 
engineering, computer science or a related subject, graded with 
excellent academic success and corresponding knowledge in the field.
- Proven programming skills in at least one of the languages Matlab, C / 
C ++, Python, ROS
- Fluent in English both spoken and written
- Social and communication skills, ability to work independently

*** Additional (Optional) Qualifications***

- Experience in one of the following fields:
-- Multiphysical modeling and simulation of sensors and actuators
-- Capacitive, Time of Flight, Radar or other proximity sensors
-- Design of (Computer) Experiments
-- Additive Manufacturing
-- Machine Learning
-- Wireless Transducers
- Relevant (international) practical experience
- Scientific publications

The minimum gross monthly salary for this assignment amounts to € 
2.854,50 (14 x p.a., temporary contract for 3 years, scheme B1, 100% 
employment, 40 hours/week) and can increase in accordance with the 
provisions of the collective agreement in the case of consideration of 
previous occupational experience. The scheduled start of the employment 
is as soon as possible.

The Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt intends to increase the number 
of women on its faculty, particularly high-level positions, and 
therefore specifically invites applications by women. Among equally 
qualified applicants women will receive preferential consideration.

People with disabilities or chronic diseases who are qualified are 
explicitly invited to apply.

In the "Sensors and Actuators" Group, we seek to push the current bounds 
in sensor design and optimization, autarkic wireless sensors, sensors in 
robotics and near field sensing. The group publishes in international 
top journals and conference proceedings. Successful applicants will be 
encouraged and supported to publish their work in such journals and 
proceedings and will have the opportunity to cooperate with our world 
renowned international partners from science and industry. Our network 
comprises partners in Europe, North and South America, Australia and 
Asia. We specifically encourage and support close and open collaboration 
with our peers both internationally and at the University. Our young 
research group provides a highly dynamic and friendly attitude and thus 
a collaborative and inspiring work environment with highly modern 
infrastructure, which is continuously updated and upgraded.

For further information please contact Prof. Hubert Zangl, 
hubert.zangl at aau.at or visit our website at www.aau.at/sat.

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