Open Positions

Postdoc in Neuroevolution

The EPFL Laboratory of Intelligent Systems (lis.epfl.ch) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship on the combination of evolutionary and neural algorithms for reinforcement learning and open-ended learning. The algorithms will be validated in soft robotic systems under development in the lab. Applicants should have a strong publication record in evolutionary algorithms, neural networks, and/or evolutionary robotics. The position is available immediately and will stay open until a suitable candidate is found.

Applicants should send an email to Dario.Floreano@epfl.ch with a CV, cover letter, names and contacts of three reference persons, and full list of publications with links to the 2-3 most representative ones. The position is available immediately and will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Selected applicants will be contacted within max. 2 weeks for an interview.

PhD in Multi-functional and Multi-modal Drones

The EPFL Laboratory of Intelligent Systems (lis.epfl.ch) invites applications for a PhD fellowship on the design of multi-functional and multi-modal drone appendages. We aim at developing novel aerial robots that can fly, walk, perch, grasp, and jump. The selected candidate will work on mechanical design, soft robotics actuators, multi-functional materials, and sensor integration. The project is funded by the Swiss National Center of Competence in Robotics (nccr-robotics.ch) and is integrated with other projects on biologically inspired drones in the lab.

Candidates should have a master degree in fields related to Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, and/or Mechatronics. The position is only open to applicants who have been accepted by the EPFL doctoral school (see http://phd.epfl.ch/).

The first step to apply is to fill the applications for one of the relevant EPFL doctoral programs in Robotics (http://phd.epfl.ch/EDRS), Mechanical Engineering (http://phd.epfl.ch/EDME), or Microsystems and Microelectronics (http://phd.epfl.ch/EDMI). Please notice that doctoral programs may have different application deadlines. A copy of the doctoral program application (please specify the position title and the doctoral program) should be sent by email to Dario.Floreano@epfl.ch