Open position for a postdoctoral researcher for the ONE MUNICH Strategy Forum Project - Next generation human-centered robotics

Updated: 4 months ago

07.01.2022, Wissenschaftliches Personal

The Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) welcomes applications for the position of a postdoctoral researcher for research contribution in and management of the large-scale One Munich Strategy Forum initiative that brings TUM, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU), and Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU) together on the fundamentals and applications of the next generation human centered robotics and AI.

About ONE MUNICH Project

AI is at the core of Bavaria’s Hightech Agenda. The AI-Network Bavaria consists of its center Munich with its focus area intelligent robotics and the nodes distributed over the entire free state. This project within the ONE MUNICH Strategy Forum (https://human-centered-robotics.de/) aims to further implement, synergize and advance this strategy within Bavaria’s AI Network. Through this Strategy Forum the three leading Munich research institutes TUM, LMU and HMGU unite their unique and highly complementary expertise and efforts in the fundamental, theoretical, and applied machine intelligence, system sciences, and translational medicine to address societal health challenges of today and the future. Next generation human-centered robotics concentrates on the human embodiment and system agency in trustworthy AI for the Future of Health. This interdisciplinary project will specifically focus on the scientific foundations in (1) the analysis of current limitations of embodied AI, (2) the development of scalable, explainable, safe, and robust robot learning and decision making, and (3) natural multimodal human-robot interaction. The synergies and integrations of the collaborative work will be applied to state-of-the-art robotic systems to address the grand challenges of seamless prosthetics, teleoperated patient-care, and automated drug-discovery.

About us

Located in the prosperous capital of Bavaria and home to over 39000 students, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) can be found amongst the world’s top universities (e.g. TUM top 4 European technical universities in THE World University Ranking) and home to one of the most vibrant environments in robotics, committed to excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education, and the active promotion of promising young scientists. Munich benefits from the healthy mix of companies and startups of all sizes headquartered in the region and the ONE MUNICH partners are tightly connected to regional research hospitals. The universities also forge strong links with companies and scientific institutions across the world. The TUM Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI) is a globally visible interdisciplinary research center for machine intelligence, which is the integration of robotics, artificial intelligence and perception. Its three central innovation sectors are the future of health, the future of work, the future of environment, and the future of mobility. More than 50 professors from various TUM faculties cooperate within the framework of MIRMI.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordination and management of the Next generation Human-Centered Robotics - initiative which aims at building up safe and trustworthy embodied AI not only for Future of Health
  • Coordination and planning with industrial and scientific partners during the ONE MUNICH project.
  • Co-supervision of PhD candidates and Master’s and Bachelor’s students on projects related to One Munich.
  • Funding acquisition and management of research proposals (scouting potential opportunities, form consortia, proposal writing).
  • Driving publication of projects results in leading journals and conferences in the robotics community.

Requirements

  • Ph.D. in robotics, autonomous systems, automatic control, artificial intelligence, computer science, engineering or a related field,
  • First hand experience in a leadership position in the field of robotics, engineering, computer science, artificial intelligence or a related field,
  • Experience in self-reliant managing of research projects (financial and administrative) including leading a team,
  • Fluency in spoken and written English, German is a plus
  • High motivation and willingness to work in an international and interdisciplinary team.

We Offer

  • A stimulating, high-paced environment for cutting-edge research in various fields including robotics, machine learning, systems intelligence and man-machine-interaction,
  • An exceptional opportunity to experience research in a highly inspiring international environment and to learn from some of the world's leading researchers,
  • A responsible position with interesting and challenging tasks in an interdisciplinary scientific and management team Worldwide networking opportunities with leading robotics experts, innovative companies in the area of manufacturing and robotics, AI, and local politics,
  • The opportunity to actively design the scientific scope of the European robotics and AI ecosystem and research directions,
  • An available position as of January 1st, 2022, or later,
  • Workplace that is centrally located in Munich and is easily accessible by public transport,
  • Remuneration in line with the current German public service salary scale (i.e., TVL E13 or E14 based on the experience level of the applicant).

Application

Please send your CV to our email address (applications@mirmi.tum.de) quoting “Postdoc for One Munich'' in the email subject line. Applications received by January 31, 2022 will receive full consideration. TUM has been pursuing the strategic goal of substantially increasing the diversity of their staff. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, both universities explicitly encourage nominations of and applications from women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity dimensions to the university’s research and teaching strategies. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with equal qualifications. International candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Technische Universität München
Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence
Georg-Brauchle-Ring 60-62,
80992 München
applications@mirmi.tum.de

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