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Jobs and Open Positions

We are interested in outstanding Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars in biomechanics, robotics (legged locomotion), modeling and biomimetic motor control. For exceptional students, we offer internships. Scholarship applications (including DAAD WISE, CSC or other) and internship will only be considered if send through this website.

Open Biomechanics & Robotics Positions

The Lauflabor Locomotion Lab at the Technical University of Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt) is seeking for highly talented PH.D. STUDENTS with strong interests in one the following research topics:

  • Bioinspired legged locomotion
  • Biomechanical modeling of legged systems
  • Robot control
  • Neuromuscular modeling of biological locomotor systems
  • Soft robotics

Students and researchers from the areas of robotics, mechanical electrical and computer engineering including system design and control, biomechanics and learning are welcome to apply. The candidates are expected to conduct independent research and at the same time contribute to ongoing projects in the areas listed above. Successful candidates can furthermore be given the opportunity to work with undergraduate and M.Sc. students.

Available Ph.D Position

Currently, there are Ph.D. positions in the EPA-2. This is the second phase of the EPA project which is recently granted by DFG (German research foundation). The summary of the project is given here. In this project, a collaboration with HOSODA Lab in the University of OSAKA was foreseen and there will be ample opportunities for collaboration with this lab.

Position Requirements

Ph.D. position applicants need to have a Master's degree in a relevant field (e.g., Robotics, mechanical/electrical engineering or Computer Science) and have exhibited their ability to perform research in either robotics or biomechanics. The required language to speak in the lab is English. We do not need TOFEL or IELTS (if you have any certificate, please submit with other documents), but the quality of your language matters which will be evaluated in the interview at the final round of admission. Expertise in any of the following items is a big plus for all applicants:

  • working with robot systems or assistive devices
  • modeling in OpenSim
  • performing human experiment and data analysis

How to Apply?

To apply, please send a research statement, a PDF with the CV, degrees, and grade-sheets, the names and contact information of two references, and your strongest publications (up to 3) directly to Please write this sentence in the subject of your email “Application for Ph.D. in EPA-2 project”. The position will be filled as soon as possible. Please explain your research interest and experience, how these relate to Lauflabor and EPA-2 project and how they relate to the topics listed above, in your research statement.