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    Postdoc position in numerical models of human locomotion

    The Biorobotics laboratory (Biorob, at EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland) has one open postdoc position in numerical simulations of human locomotion. The goal of the project is to develop neuromechanical models of human locomotion, together with St├ęphane Armand (gait analysis, University of Geneva) and Alexandros Kalousis (machine learning, University of applied sciences, Western Switzerland), in the framework of a collaborative Sinergia project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The neuromechanical models will include numerical models of spinal cord circuits coupled to biomechanical simulations of the body. The purpose of the project is (1) to model pathological gaits resulting from motor impairments such as cerebral palsy, and (2) to compare and combine neuromechanical simulation and machine learning approaches for gait analysis. See for some first results. The position is fully funded for 2 years.
    EPFL is one of the leading Institutes of Technology in Europe and offers extremely competitive salaries and research infrastructure.

    Candidates should have a Ph.D. and a strong publication record in biomechanics and numerical modeling of locomotion.
    An ideal candidate would have prior experience in:
    • Biomechanical models of human locomotion
    • Numerical models of human locomotion
    • Numerical models of neuromechanical systems
    • Programming in Python and C
    • Good communication and management skills are a plus. Fluency in oral and written English is required.

    How to apply for the position:

    Postdoctoral applications should consist of a motivation letter (explaining why you are interested in the project, and why you feel qualified for it), a full CV, two or three relevant publications, and the email addresses of two referees. PDF files are preferred. The files should be sent to

    Deadline and starting date:

    The ideal starting date is this summer 2019 (but flexible). Applications are requested for May 15 2019, and will then be processed as they arrive until the position is closed.
    Information concerning the type of research carried out by the lab can be found at . You should send your application and any inquiry by email to