Open Positions

PhD or postdoctoral fellowship in Soft Exoskeletons for Human-Swarm Interaction

The EPFL Laboratory of Intelligent Systems welcomes applications for a PhD or postdoctoral fellowship on the design, characterisation, and prototyping of upper-body soft exoskeletons to establish a symbiosis between a human and an aerial swarm. Interested applicants may read our previous work on the FlyJacket.

The laboratory is equipped with a an open wind tunnel embedded in a motion-tracking hall, a swarm of 30+ mini-drones, workshops for mechanical, electronics, and soft material fabrication and characterisation, and access to super-computing facilities.

Suitable candidates should have a master’s or doctoral degree and research experience in mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, wearable and haptic engineering, and/or robotic teleoperation, and should have demonstrated, hands-on experience in mechatronic projects. Applicants suitable for a PhD fellowship should apply to the EPFL Doctoral Programs in Robotics, Control, and Intelligent Systems or in Mechanical Engineering (the next application deadline is December 15, 2022).

Applicants suitable for a postdoctoral fellowship should send an email to [email protected] with a CV, names and contacts of two references, and a full publication list. Selected applicants will be contacted for interviews. The position is available from Feb 1st 2023 and will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. The position is available for one year and renewable up to 4 years based on performance. Applicants for a postdoctoral fellowship should have received a PhD degree not earlier than 2 years before the intended starting date (e.g., for a start on Feb 1st 2023, the PhD degree should not be earlier than January 31st 2021).