Postdoc position on Robotic Reconfiguration of Structures
Epfl
Lausanne, CH
vor 3 Tg.

As part of a collaborative research project between the CRCL and SXL labs, we are looking for a highly motivated Postdoc Researcher starting Fall 2022.

The Lab for Creative Computation (CRCL) is newly established at EPFL as part of the ENAC (School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering) with expertise spanning robotic fabrication, multi-agent design and fabrication and interactive digital design.

The Lab for Structural Exploration is part of ENAC EPFL with established expertise in material reuse and structural design.

Project background

The 2-year project has been awarded the ENAC Interdisciplinary Cluster Grant and aims at combining the two labs’ expertise to develop sustainable construction methods.

It particularly focuses on bringing together structural design, robotic construction and material reuse to successfully decrease construction waste.

The project will focus on the reconfiguration of existing timber structures and investigate new methods of planning, designing, sequencing and robotic diss- and reassembly.

The research will be conducted through continuous feedback between digital design and physical prototyping at various scales.

CRCL and SXL offer a robotics lab with several small-scale and large-scale industrial robots.

The Postdoc Researcher will be hosted by both labs continuously.

Requirements

We are looking for a Postdoc Researcher with a background in architecture or engineering (PhD degree) and experience in digital design and fabrication.

The candidate should have good programming skills and enjoy working in a design related field.

The candidate should be self-driven and motivated to develop independent research in a collaborative environment. Excellent communication skills in English (both written and spoken) are mandatory.

Experience with robots (industrial robots or bespoke robotic systems), sensing (computer vision and other sensors) and software development are a plus, but not mandatory.

We highly value an inclusive, friendly and supportive work environment. As such, the candidate should be fully committed to open collaborations with both labs, as well as with external partners.

We offer :

  • We are offering a multifaceted position in a multi-disciplinary research environment with excellent infrastructure. This position will start in October 2022 or upon agreement;
  • the planned project duration is 2 years.EPFL is a high-profile institution with excellent working conditions. You can look forward to an exciting working environment, cultural diversity and attractive offers and benefits.

    See more details on working conditions here : CRCL and SXL employs researchers from different backgrounds and at different career stages.

    We are committed to providing a supportive work environment and increasing diversity and inclusion in the field of digital design and fabrication by supporting your individual needs at every step of your career.

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