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  • PhD/Postdoc position in neuroprosthetics

    In the frame of the German collaborative research center „Sensormotorik“
    (SFB 462)
    the Zentralinstitut für Medizintechnik (ZIMT), Technische Universität
    München, and
    the Neurological Clinic Bad Aibling seek for a

    Research Assistant (PhD candidate or Postdoc)
    in the area of Neuroprosthetics.

    Project goal is the development of neuroprostheses for standing and
    walking of
    paraplegic patients. By means of artificial electrical stimulation,
    neuroprostheses can
    partly restore lost motor functions of patients with upper motor neuron
    Challenges in the development of neuroprostheses are the generation of
    and functional body movements, the compensation of perturbations, the
    integration of
    voluntary motor interactions and patient intention as well as the
    achievement of a simple
    handling and a high acceptance for patients and clinicians.
    The tasks of the future team member will be the design of
    model-supported controllers,
    the development and miniaturization of sensors, the system integration
    as well as
    experimental evaluation of the developed components. The work will be
    performed in
    close cooperation with the ZIMT, the Neurological Clinic Bad Aibling,
    the Neurological
    Clinic Grosshadern, and the Institute of Automatic Control Engineering,
    Technische Universitaet Muenchen.

    The responsible, successful, young candidate should have a
    Dipl.-Ing./Dr.-Ing. (or
    M.Sc./Ph.D.) degree in Biomedical, Electrical, or Mechanical
    Engineering. Ability of
    German language is desired. The work will be characterized by an
    interdisciplinary engagement in the fields of electrical engineering,
    computer science, precision
    engineering, and medicine. Thus, an interdisciplinay cooperation with
    partners in the
    mentioned fields will be fundamental. Ability to work in a team is a
    basic prerequisite
    for the position.

    General Conditions
    It exists the possibility to pursue the Dr.-Ing. degree. Furthermore,
    there is the
    option to change the position into two 50%-positions, in order to
    participate in the
    Master course of Medical Engineering and graduate with a Master of
    (M.Sc.) degree (for details look at Earliest
    start will be
    January 1st, 2003. The position is limited to 4 years. Salary is paid
    according to the
    German "BAT II a" rate, which is approximately 3.000,- Euros per month
    tax and social insurance. Handicapped persons will be preferred at equal
    The university is willing to increase the percentage of females.
    Therefore female
    candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Please send a letter of intent, CV, copies of certifications and the
    names and
    addresses of three references before November 15th to: Dr. Robert
    Institute of Automatic Control Engineering (LSR), TU Munich, 80290
    Germany (Tel.: +49 89 289-23421, e-mail:

    Dr.-Ing. Robert Riener
    Neuroprosthetics & VR in Medicine
    Institute of Automatic Control Engineering (LSR)
    Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM)
    80290 Muenchen, Germany

    Phone: +49 89 289-23421 (-28396)
    Fax: +49 89 289-28340

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