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Full professor position Distributed smart computing systems

The University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC, www.ubfc.fr ), a collegiate research university federating six organizations, is anticipating the recruitment of a full professor in the field of « distributed smart computing systems » by one of its members Université de Franche-Comté (http://univ-fcomte.fr/), specially in the FEMTO-ST Institute (http://www.femto-st.fr/) located in Besançon (France) and jointly operated with CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research). The open position is a first class position (PRC1), the second step out of a possible three.

Full Professor position in computer science at Université de Franche-Comté. The successful candidate is expected to join the DISC department of the FEMTO-ST Institute (UMR CNRS 6174), to work on distributed systems, and on optimization. Teaching duties at UFR Sciences et Techniques.

The successful applicant shall enter the position on September 1 st, 2019. She/he will then have the possibility to apply for 600 k€ grant of research budget for a period of three years, supported by the French “Investissements d’Avenir” program, project ISITE-BFC (funding dedicated to UBFC members). During the period of the ISITE-BFC grant, the successful candidate will be committed to apply for an European Research Council (ERC) grant.

International Junior Fellowship in ROBOTICS

The University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC, www.ubfc.fr ) is recruiting a tenure eligible investigator in the field of Robotics, specifically in the FEMTO-ST institute, located in Besançon (France). This Associate Professor position is supported by the French “Investissements d’Avenir” program, project ISITE-BFC.

We encourage applications of outstanding scientists investigating this field of research, owning a PhD degree, featuring at least three years of postdoctoral experience, and showing both a substantive record of publications and the potential to develop an ambitious and independent research program. The successful applicant will be provided a 450/600 k€ grant (including her/his salary and research budget) for a period of three years. The salary will be negotiated on the basis of education and experience. It integrates a benefit package including retirement, health insurance, annual and sick leave.

The recruited person will propose a personal and original research project, dealing with microrobotic methodological and technological developments responding to specific robotic medical applications and/or general micro-nano manipulation problems. At small scales, whether in a biomedical context or for the manipulation of micro-nano objects, the scale effect has a very strong impact on the dynamic behavior of microrobotic structures, the modes of interaction with the environment and the environment itself. In the biomedical context, it involves interactions with soft tissues with which the absence of contact is often required, whereas in the micromanipulation context, it involves interactions with environments that may be flexible with which however contact is generally possible. A particular point is the flexibility of robotic structures (wanted or not) and the environment. Ideally, the proposed research project would be oriented towards the design, modelling and/or control of “soft micro robots”. Thus, the profile is that of a robotician who designs micro robots with complex architectures (notably soft robots) capable of developing models for ultra-precise position/strength control.

The hosting research department of FEMTO-ST is the AS2M department (Control Theory and Micro-Mechatronic Systems).  shows an outstanding research dynamic at all levels (national and international awards, visibility of researchers, involvement in international scientific community, National Projects of Excellence, quality of publication, various granted projects) and it is in this context that the Associate Professor will be recruited. He will join the AS2M department on the topics of "micro robotics" as a robot designer of micro robots with complex architectures (mainly soft robots).

Targeted profile

Robotics, Micro-nano robotics

The profile is that of a robotician who designs micro-nano robots with complex architectures (notably soft micro-nano robots) capable of developing models for ultra-precise position/strength control.

Important dates

Closure of applications: 30 October 2018

Competition: February-March 2019

Contract start date: September 2019

Instructions to apply

Please follow this link to download the application form to be filled and returned by email to job-application@ubfc.fr before Oct. 30th

Contact: 

Philippe LUTZ