Research Engineer (W/M) (100%)

Updated: 23 days ago

EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide. The EPFL employs more than 6,000 people supporting the three main missions of the institutions: education, research and innovation. 

The Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory (LASA) is looking for an engineer to work jointly with a team of researchers. LASA develops means by which humans can teach robots to perform skills with the level of dexterity displayed by humans in similar tasks. Our robots move seamlessly with smooth motions. They adapt adequately and on-the-fly to the presence of obstacles and to sudden perturbations, hence mimicking humans, with immediate response when facing unexpected and dangerous situations.

Your mission :
The research engineer will be working with multiple teams at a technical level, predominantly developing and maintaining software frameworks for the control of robotic manipulators and machine learning applications. The candidate will have the opportunity to design and implement solutions to the challenges posed by various students and research collaborators in the lab and actively participate in robotic experiments. The role includes some opportunities for hardware work related to sensor interfacing and experimental design, based on the needs of the researchers. Finally, the candidate will help champion and promote excellent software practices including code reviews and active use of version control across the lab.

Main duties and responsibilities include :
To develop and maintain robot control and machine learning software, in the framework of lab projects and in collaboration with the industry.

Your profile :
  • Completed Masters or PhD in Robotics, Machine Learning or a related technical field.
  • You have a strong background in programming (C/C++), robotic control and usage of machine learning techniques.
  • Experience with ROS / ROS2 framework is strongly preferred.
  • You are familiar with modern software development workflows including git and Docker.
  • Additional software skills (Python, MATLAB, Linux) are welcome.
  • English required and French a plus.
  • Valid Swiss work permit required.

We offer :
  • A lab environment of multi-national researchers
  • Access to a network of renowned scientists in their field
  • Possibility of further training
  • Excellent working environment
  • Presence at the lab in EPFL Lausanne campus required, with some remote work possible.

Start date :
1 September 2022

Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)

Work rate :

Duration :
1 year fixed term contract (CDD), renewable subject to approval.

Contact :

Remark :
Only candidates who applied through EPFL website or our partner Jobup’s website will be considered. Files sent by agencies without a mandate will not be taken into account.

Reference :
Job Nb 2440

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