Open PostDoc Position At The Munich Institute Of Robotics And Machine Intelligence In Dexterous End-Effectors With Force Feedback For Minimally Invasive Surgery
Open PostDoc Position at the Munich Institute of Robotics and MachineIntelligence in Dexterous End-effectors with Force Feedback for Minimally Invasive Surgery
17.07.2022, Wissenschaftliches Personal
The Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) welcomes applications for a position as a postdoctoral researcher (with excellent track records and prospective long- term academic perspective) with a background in mechatronics for the development of dexterous end-effectors with force feedback for minimally invasive surgery.
Located in the prosperous capital of Bavaria and home to over 39000 students, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of the world’s top universities (top 4 European technical universities in THE World University Ranking, top 50 in Shanghai Ranking, top 10 in Global University Employability Ranking, etc.) and home to one of the most vibrant environments in robotics. It is committed to excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education, and the active promotion of promising young scientists. TUM benefits from the healthy mix of companies and startups of all sizes headquartered in the region and is tightly connected to regional research hospitals. The university also forges strong links with companies and scientific institutions across the world. The Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI) is a globally visible interdisciplinary research center for machine intelligence, which is the integration of robotics, artificial intelligence and perception. Its three central innovation sectors are the future of health, the future of work, the future of the environment, and the future of mobility. More than 60 professors from various TUM faculties cooperate within the framework of MIRMI.
Design, development, and the testing of dexterous end effectors capable of minimally invasive surgery with embedded visual and tactile sensory systems allowing multi-modal feedback,
Integration of the developed end-effectors to existing force controlled robot arms to build a complete teleoperated surgical robotic platform,
Coordination of the planning and the development of the teleoperated surgical robotics platform with the MIRMI researchers and the project team,
Maintaining the communication and exchange with industrial and scientific partners during the project,
Co-supervision of PhD candidates and Master’s and Bachelor’s students on projects related to mechatronics development and surgical robotic systems,
Funding acquisition and management of research proposals (scouting potential opportunities, form consortia, proposal writing) related to the field of expertise,
Driving publication of projects results in leading journals and conferences in the robotics community.
Contributing to the teaching activities at the Master’s level courses.
PhD in robotics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering or a related field.
Hands on experience and extensive background in the full stack development (i.e., from design to assembly and testing) of robotic and mechatronics systems with a particular focus on medical and surgical systems, and sensing hardware
Strong track record of publications in mechatronics design and development,
Experience with MATLAB Simulink, C++/Python and ROS,
Very good command of the English language (the German language is a plus),
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills,
High motivation and willingness to work in an international and interdisciplinary team,
Maturity and capacity to begin an independent research career,
Desire and potential to develop as a future academic leader.
What we offer
A stimulating, high-paced environment for cutting-edge research in various fields including robotics, machine learning and systems intelligence.
An exceptional opportunity to experience research in a highly inspiring international environment.
A responsible position with interesting and challenging tasks in an interdisciplinary scientific and management team.
Worldwide networking opportunities with leading robotics experts, innovative companies in the area of manufacturing and robotics, and local politics.
The opportunity to actively design the scientific scope of the European robotics and AI ecosystem and research directions.
Remuneration is in line with the current German public service salary scale.
Interested applicants should send us their CVs via email to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting “EndEffectorPostdoc – MIRMI” in the e-mail subject line. Applications will be considered until the positions have been filled. Preference will be given to applications received before August 15, 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
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 equal qualifications. International candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
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