Postdoc for Modeling, Simulation and Control of Robots subject to heavy loads

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 25 Aug 2021

Research environment

The candidate will be integrated in the section SDU Robotics, which is at the core of the Odense Robotics Cluster involving Universal Robots, Mobile Industrial Robots (MIR) and 120+ other companies. We are specialized in robot solutions involving modelling and control of advanced robot technologies. The group is involved in a variety of national and European projects and features a strong network of academic and industrial partners. We solve challenging research problems from real applications and implement novel robot solutions together with end users such as Universal Robots, Terma, LEGO, Danfoss, Bang & Olufsen, Novo Nordisk and Odense University Hospital.

Job description
The candidate will participate in activities of the SDU Robotics section, specifically the EuroFusion project DEMO on remote maintenance of fusion reactors. The aim of the project is to enable maintenance of the fusion reactor with autonomous robots. The work involves:

  • Modelling and control of robots subject to large loads
  • Adaptive control
  • Simulation of control systems
  • Implementation of developed research into reliable software applications
Profile and requirements

The candidate must hold a PhD degree in control, robotics or similar and should have the following qualifications:

  • Expert knowledge in modelling and control 
  • Experience in adaptive control 
  • Experience in design and development of robotic systems
Contact information

Further information is available from Associate Professor Christoffer Sloth at email:


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Conditions of employment
Employment as a postdoc requires scientific qualifications at PhD level. Employment as a postdoc is temporary and will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

Research will be predominant in the position. Teaching assignments can be agreed individually. Furthermore, other types of assignments may occur to a limited degree. The Faculty determines the distribution of the various assignments. The weighting of the different assignments may vary over time.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Please check links for more information on salary and taxation .

The assessment process
Read about the Assessment and selection process . Shortlisting may be used. 

Application procedure

The faculty expects applicants to read How to apply before applying. 

The application must be in English and must include:

  • Motivated application
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae 
  • Certificates/Diplomas (MSc and PhD) 
  • List of publications indicating the publications attached
  • Examples of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication
  • Reference letters and other relevant qualifications may also be included.

The application deadline is August 25, 2021.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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