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Openings available @ Heidelberg University

Heidelberg University is opening a new Lab in Assistive Robotics and ExoSuits . We are recruiting from July 2019 several research and technical positions.

The goal of the ARIES Lab at Heidelberg University is to intake human healthcare and human assistance with new robotic paradigms contemplating design of new mechanisms, devices and control schemes for rehabilitation and human augmentation. 

new from Jan 2021: Post Doc  positions available in Soft Exoskeleton for Upper/Lower Limb Assistance/Augmentation at Heidelberg University (Germany)


2 years duration with extension to 3 or 4 years depending on performance.

We seek for motivated students to work on a multidisciplinary project merging two main expertise in Robotics and smart clothing design. The goal is to continue the program on wearable soft exosuit for human assistance/augmentation, improving the generation of actuators based on tendon driven transmission integrated in the textiles and implementing new model based controllers.

The long goal is to create a portable wearable Exosuits that assist or augments people with disabilities and increase human productivity in industrial applications, by providing assistance and reducing metabolic expenditure.

The Post Doctoral Researcher will be enrolled in a vibrant and multidisciplinary environment and she/he will be asked to join the team working on specific projects, by providing inputs and improvements in the design and characterization of wearable devices, for both the technological counterpart and the research related to smart wearable textiles.

More specifically we aim at designing a new kind of technology made by intelligent garments which will embed wearable sensors such as conductive materials, electromyography and biosignal detectors, and will allow to have a product based on high tech solutions, simplicity and superior ergonomics.

Your profile: We are looking for excellent applicants with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and  Robotics,  who are motivated to carry out internationally leading research.

Knowledge in one or more of the following topics and proven experience in mechatronics for wearable robotics  is mandatory to be considered eligible for the position:

  1. Robotics and Mechatronics,

  2. Control Design

  3. Advanced Computer-Aided Design (CAD)

  4. Computational Biomechanics

  5. Embedded real time architectures

What we are offering: The Post Doctoral positions is fully funded with a competitive salary. You will be part of a highly motivated, international team at one of the most competitive universities in Europe and in the world. Besides working in our growing, ambitious team you will also have the chance to collaborate with numerous team across the world, clinical institutions, other labs and industrial partners co-funding the project.

Application: Please contact at first Prof Lorenzo MASIA for further info by email (, mentioning your background an stating your motivation in no more than 10 lines, and including a short CV with academic records, contact reference and publication.

ONLY Selected applicants will be contacted for an online interview.

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