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swlipfert66
11-20-2007, 06:58 PM
Wednesday, November 21, 2007, 9:56 AM

This is a reminder regarding the deadline (November 30, 2007) for
application for two research positions at the University of Jena,
Germany:

1. The Locomotion Laboratory (www.lauflabor.de) at the University of
Jena is currently seeking a PhD or Postdoctoral candidate to work on a
new project on sensor-motor integration as well as motor-coordination
problems towards solving complex robotic tasks such as bipedal
walking. This work will be done in close collaboration with the
Bernstein Centre for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN) at the
University of Göttingen, and will complement previous work performed
at the BCCN on the RunBot, a fast biped robot (Manoonpong et al., PLoS
CB, July 2007). The ability of this robot to adapt to novel situations
using a multi-layered neural control structure has created quite a
stir in the press and on the Internet. Information on this research
can be found at: http://www.bccn-goettingen.de/Groups/GroupCN.


2. The Locomotion Laboratory at the University of Jena is also seeking
a PhD or Postdoctoral candidate to work on a running gait generation
and gait stability project within the framework of the “Intelligent
Walking” focus programme of the German Research Foundation
(www.dfg.de/en). This research is aimed at the transfer of concepts
from biomechanics and motion control to walking and running machines.


Both openings will allow the successful applicant to develop his/her
own line of research. Hence applicants with an existing research plan,
which fits the above scenarios, are strongly encouraged. Good
programming skills are absolutely essential and we are especially
interested in candidates with expertise in electronic and/or
mechanical hardware design.

Please send your application before November 30, 2007, including CV, a
brief motivation letter, copies of university certificates,
publication list, research interests/plan, and contact information for
at least 2 references to: Dr. A. Seyfarth (oas@uni-jena.de),
Dornburger Str. 23, 07743 Jena, Germany.

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S u s a n n e L i p f e r t
Locomotion Lab
University of Jena, Germany
+49 (0) 3641-945-734/9 (desk/lab)
s.lipf@uni-jena.de
www.lauflabor.de