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10-27-2007, 10:12 PM
Employment Opportunity

The BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) Junior Research
Group "Mechatronics of Biomimetic Actuators"
at the Faculty of Technology of Bielefeld University, Germany (Dr. Axel
Schneider) invites applications for the position of a

Doctoral Candidate
(Competitive Salary EG13, TV-L)

in the ELAN (ELastic ActuatioN)-Project. The expected duration of the
position is two years with a possible extension.

The newly founded Junior Research Group offers an excellent
interdisciplinary environment with intensive collaborations
with workgroups within Bielefeld University as well as other
institutions including the Cluster of Excellence (Cognitive Interaction
Technology),
the CoR-Lab (Honda, Asimo), the Computer Engineering Group, the
Neuroinformatics Group and the Department of Biological Cybernetics.

The main focus of the ELAN-Project is the development of neurobionically
controlled, elastic joint drives
for robots with muscle-like behaviour. These new joint drives are
closely related to the biological paragons
and adapt their advantages in construction and control. The functional
spectrum of these new joints ranges
from classical, inelastic but precise positioning abilities to
dynamically adjustable elastic behaviour.
Particular attention is paid to the biologically inspired control
approaches.

The applicant should hold a universityís Masterís or Diploma degree in
the area of the engineering sciences
(in the fields of mechatronics, electrical engineering or control
engineering).
We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in
(power) electronics, control of electrical motors,
sensor systems and robotics as well as in the area of mechanical
construction.
Strong programming skills and advanced mathematical competence are
expected.

Bielefeld University is an equal opportunity employer and therefore
especially encourages women to apply.
In the case of comparable competences and qualification, women will
preferably be considered
if there are no dominating reasons arising from the person of another
applicant.
Bielefeld University also encourages disabled people to apply.
Part-time employment is possible.

Please send your application including cover letter, CV and transcripts
as well as the name
and contact information for two references to:

Dr. Axel Schneider
University of Bielefeld, Faculty of Technology,
Junior Research Group Mechatronics of Biomimetic Actuators,
P. O. Box 10 01 31,
D-33501 Bielefeld,
Germany.

or via email to axel.schneider@uni-bielefeld.de

We will be accepting applications until November 16th 2007.


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Dr. Axel Schneider
Dipl.-Inform. Dipl.-Ing. (FH)

University of Bielefeld
Faculty of Technology
P.O. Box 10 01 31
33501 Bielefeld
Germany

Tel.: +49(0)521/106-5519
Fax.: +49(0)521/106-89010
Email: axel.schneider@uni-bielefeld.de
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