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).


Postdoc Positions at EPFL-LMTS

1 Postdoc positions in soft actuators for wearable robotics or mobile robots

  • The EPFL Soft Transducers Laboratory ( invites applications for one postdoctoral researcher. You will create compliant actuators based on energy efficient principles such as electrostatic zipping, clutching, and electrohydrodynamics. By developing a deep understanding of the physics of these devices, you will design and choose materials, architectures, and scalable fabrication methods that enable unrivaled performance for soft exoskeletons or soft mobile robots. Candidates must hold a PhD in Physics, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, or related field and have a strong prublication track record. Start date is January 2023, or as agreed.  The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to supervise PhD students and participate in teaching and fundraising activities. Work location is Neuchatel, Switzerland. The project includes partners in Denmark, the USA, and Japan. The project is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.
    Applicants can 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 online interview. 

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.