Research Engineer (100%) M/W

Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Switzerland

August 21, 2021

Description

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 EPFL campus offers an exceptional working environment at the heart of a community of more than 16,000 people, including over 12,000 students and 4,000 researchers from more than 120 different countries.

Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory (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. immediate response when facing unexpected and dangerous situations.

Research Engineer (100%) M/W

Your mission : The Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory (LASA) is looking for an engineer. The candidate will work jointly with a team of researchers. She/he will contribute to the implementation of the control algorithms and to maintain the robotic fleet and external sensors.

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

Your profile :

  • You have a strong background in programming (C/C++), robotic control and usage of machine learning techniques.
  • Knowledge of the ROS framework is a plus.
  • Completed Masters or PhD in Robotics or Machine Learning.
  • English required and French a plus.
  • 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.
  • Start date :

    As soon as possible.

    Term of employment : Fixed-term (CDD)

    Work rate : 100%

    Duration :

    6-months renewable subject to approval.

    Contact : baptiste.busch@epfl.ch

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