Open positions

Ph.D. Student Positions

Students intending to do their PhD at the EPFL must first be admitted to one of the EPFL doctoral schools. Our lab, the LMTS, is affiliated with the Microsystems and Microelectronics (EPFL-EDMI), the Robotics, Control, and Intelligent Systems (EPFL-EDRS), and the Electrical Engineering doctoral schools (EPFL-EDEE).

  • One open position in printed wearable haptics: we invite applications for a PhD student on additively manufactured wearable haptics based on soft actuators. The goal is to develop haptic gloves enabling unprecedented realism for AR and VR applications.
    Candidates must hold a M.Eng. (material science, Electrical or Mechanical engineering, or similar) or an M.Sc. (e.g., physics, chemistry), and have a strong track record of innovation. The focus of the position is on developing novel printing methods and materials to manufacture thin gloves incorporating different electrically driven soft actuators.
    The position will stay open until a suitable candidate is found. In addition to research, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to help supervise master students and participate in teaching and fundraising activities. Work location will be in Neuchatel, Switzerland. The project includes partners at ETHZ and at Empa, both in Switzerland.
    Applicants should send an email to [email protected] with a CV, cover letter, names and contacts of three reference persons, and full publication list. Selected applicants will be contacted within 2 weeks for an interview.

Postdoc Positions at EPFL-LMTS

We are always interested in exceptional postdoctoral researchers in the field of miniaturized Elastomer Transducers and Smart Materials. Ideally you have a PhD in Experimental Physics, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, or Materials Science.

Swiss Civil Service positions (“civiliste”)

Nous sommes reconnus en tant qu’établissement d’affectation pour le service civil. Si vous avez un profil d’ingénieur ou de physicien, vous pouvez postuler en envoyant votre CV au Prof. Shea.