The Robotic Materials Departement at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart is looking for a motivated Student Assistant (HiWi) m/f/div for Direct Ink Writing Platform for HASELs.
How do artificial muscles change the traditional definition of robots? The Robotic Materials Department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, led by Prof. Christoph Keplinger, is working on artificial muscles that could be implemented in robotic prototypes. We aim to design and fabricate artificial muscles and integrate them into robots and exoskeleton suits, which are fundamental to the future of robotics.
Department website: https://rm.is.mpg.de/
Department videos: https://www.youtube.com/@RoboticMaterials
The student assistant position will allow the student to gain hands-on experience with hardware systems, as well as to be exposed to ongoing robotics research. The position and tasks are subject to discussion with the interested candidate.
Possible tasks include:
- Converting or writing the G-codes for required patterns.
- Designing and assembling the curing stage for the direct ink writing platform.
- Testing the writing parameters for different materials.
- Testing the performance of the writing patterns.
We are looking for a talented student who is pursuing a Master of Science degree in Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Materials Science or related fields to support our research as student assistant (HiWi).
- Have high motivation
- Be pursuing a master’s degree
- Be currently enrolled in a German university
- Have strong academic performance in relevant bachelor’s and master’s courses
- Want to work in an international and interdisciplinary research group
- Have good oral and written communication skills in English
- Be able to work on site at the Max-Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, Germany
We are especially interested in applicants who have
- Experience in G-code writing and reading, rapid prototyping techniques (especially 3D printing), resin materials (UV-curved, thermal-curved), and carbon materials.
- Interest and/or experience in
○ industrial production.
○ automatic production.
○ designing and setting up production lines.
Master students holding a Bachelor’s degree will be paid € 13.03 per hour. Contracts are given per semester. A modernly equipped workplace, a strongly international working environment, as well as the affiliation to a daycare center for young children.
Volume of employment: Max. 83 hours per month
Starting date: September 18, 2023
The Max-Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
Contact and application
Please upload your application including a CV in English or German, a short motivation letter in English (why are you interested in this position/research), and optionally other documentation helpful to evaluate your background.
Questions related to the position should be addressed via email to Dr. Xiying Li at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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