The Technical University of Ilmenau, Institute of Microsystem
technology, Mechatronics and Mechanics (Faculty of Mechanical
Engineering) invites applications for a postdoc position in the field of

Physics, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering,
Mechatronics, Medical Technology or Chemical Engineering

The position is limited to December 31, 2005. Salary is according
to BAT-O-IIa.

We develop a wormlike- crawling device for minimal invasive
surgery. The device shall work in natural cavities (e.g. spinal canal)
and provides a tube through which the surgeon is able to insert
endoscopic instruments. To minimize the risk of the patient the
device shall be compli-ant and made of silicone rubber. For further
information see
For production of the device a silicone prototyping equipment is
developed and set up. En-hancements and parameter definition of
the silicone prototyping equipment are the duties of the applicant.

The applicant has a PhD in a relevant field, proven experimental
skills and the willingness to be part of an interdisciplinary team
(biologist, electrical-, mechanical engineer, physicist). Knowledge
of silicone handling, LabVIEW programming or experience with
laser systems are an advantage.

The university is committed to employ due to equal opportunities
and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men,
including persons with disabilities.

Review of applications will commence March 1, 2004 and will
continue until the position is filled. Applications (including covering
letter, c.v., documents, references) referring to "Kennziffer 08/2004"
shall be send to:

Technische Universität Ilmenau
Dezernat für Personalangelegenheiten
Postfach 10 05 65
98684 Ilmenau

Please contact Dr. Petra Meier (Tel.: (0 36 77) 69 1804, e- for further information.


Petra Meier
Dipl. Phys., Dr. rer. nat.
Technical University Ilmenau
Institute of Microsystems Technology, Mechatronics and Mechanics
PO 100565, 98684 Ilmenau
Max-Planck-Ring 12, 98693 Ilmenau, Room F 306

Phone: ++49(3677)69-1804
FAX: ++49(3677)69-1823
Mobile: ++49-173-5627634

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