Course (certified) on Tech Diplomacy

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PhD & PostDoc positions
01/04/2023 to 31/03/2026


The Institute for Factory Automation and Production Systems is a teaching and research institution for automation technology and mechatronic systems. We are a creative, dynamic and young team researching innovative automation, handling, and assembly systems. One of our research groups, the group ‘signal and power networks’, specifically focuses on wiring systems. Research focal points are automated handling and recognition of deformable objects for mounting tasks in an industrial environment, quality monitoring approaches, and digitalized production systems for high-variant manufacturing systems.

Your task will include the following activities:

Technical responsibility and leader of research and industrial projects in the field of robot-based handling of wires/deformable linear objects

Research novel approaches and develop automation solutions encompassing human-robot-collaboration as well as novel actuator and sensor concepts

Development of systems for optical recognition and identification of gripping points for deformable linear objects and wire system components

Setup of demonstrators in the laboratory environment for validation

Collaboration with industrial partners

Initiate and coordinate research proposals

Supervision of students

Contribute to technology transfer internationally by participating in seminars, fairs, conferences

Candidates are required to have the following qualifications:

Engineering degree (M.Sc./diploma) in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mechatronics, industrial engineering, computer science or equivalent degree

Knowledge in the field of robotics and computer vision

Coding experience, especially in automation technology

Motivated work ethics

Capable of both working independently as well as part of a team

Strong organizational, written, oral, and methodological skills

Identification with the vision and values of the institute

What we can offer you:

Future-oriented research projects with close collaboration with well-known industrial partners

Development of your professional skills with qualification measures

Opportunity to gain a doctoral degree (Dr.-Ing.)

Freedom to shape and drive research on your responsibility

A high-qualified, dynamic, and young team to shape technologically advanced solutions for future manufacturing plants

Excellent equipped office space and laboratories

Flexible working hours and international travels


Payment according to TVL-E13 ? 52.000€ / year

Full-time positions, 40,1h/week

Hiring as soon as possible


Your applications should include the following:• 2-page motivation letter• Curriculum vitae• Link to projects, Github account and/or any software developed• Copy of academic records (only official records are acceptable)• Further documents such as representative publications, letters of recommendation, job references

Interested to join our team to drive research in the field of automation and digitalization? For further information, please contact:

Institute for Factory Automation and Production SystemsHuong NguyenFürther Straße 246b, 90429 Nürnberg, GermanyMail:

Official applications with the reference ‘Signal and power networks’ should be sent to:

Institute for Factory Automation and Production SystemsProf. Dr.-Ing. Jörg FrankeEgerlandstr. 7-9, 91058 Erlangen, GermanyMail:

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Relevant SDGs

SDG12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
SDG9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

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Activity provider / partner

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

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