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Doctoral Student in Manufacturing and Robotics (DSII)

6 days ago | Closing on Sep 10
Tampere University of Technology (TUT)
Doctoral Student in Manufacturing and Robotics (DSII)
Tampere University of Technology (TUT)
Tampere University of Technology (TUT) conducts scientific research in technology and architecture and provides higher education within these fields.
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Published: 6 days ago
Application deadline: Sep 10
Location: Tampere, Finland
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Doctoral Student in Manufacturing and Robotics (DSII)

The Doctoral School of Industry Innovations (DSII) at Tampere University of Technology (TUT) explores research questions that are directly relevant for industry and business. TUT hires the doctoral student to complete a four-year, company-sponsored dissertation project under the joint supervision of a TUT professor and a company representative.

DSII offers companies a new avenue for improving their competitive position and renewing their business. DSII builds bridges between academia and industry and provides companies with access to the latest research knowledge and the opportunity to address research questions that are the key to developing their business activities. DSII offers doctoral students a unique opportunity to undertake dissertation research, gain a thorough understanding of innovation methods, tackle real-world business challenges and expand their professional networks. DSII is now looking for:

Doctoral Student in Manufacturing and Robotics

Job description:
The tasks of the Doctoral Student will be to develop a system name “the Box”, adaptable on all the industrial robots and capable of generating and optimizing paths between a start and an end-point by avoiding obstacles present between the starting and ending point. The system developed should also be able of communicating with a master program, activating and deactivating when needed by the master program.

The use of the Box could also be considered in other fields of application such as Additive Manufacturing. In this application context, using as inputs a sliced file produced by an AM slicer, the Box should be able to produce automatically not only the displacements path of the robot but also the other control parameters such as the speed, the activation parameters of the tools to be mounted on the robot, etc.

The results will be disseminated in scientific peer-reviewed journals, international conferences and doctoral network events. The results are aiming to become a commercialized product.

The work will be supervised by Professor Eric Coatanéa and the company STEIM SAS from France.

The Doctoral Student candidate must hold an applicable higher university degree in one of the following disciplines or a related discipline: 

  • Automation or Robotic,
  • Mathematics,
  • Computing science,
  • Manufacturing and engineering design,

The Doctoral Student candidate must have an enquiring mind, enjoy problem-solving and be able to think independently while also being able to work in a team. A good command of English, both in writing and in oral presentations, is mandatory. An acceptable command of French is a plus.

The tasks of all doctoral students will also include teaching duties that amount to approximately 5% of their annual working hours, unless there are justified reasons to the contrary.

We offer:
The salary will be based both on the job demands and the employee’s personal performance in accordance with the University Salary System. According to the criteria applied to teaching and research staff, the position of a Doctoral student is placed on the job demand levels 1-4. In addition, employees receive performance-based salary. The typical starting salary for doctoral students on the University's payroll is approximately €2,440 per month. Trial period of six months applies for all new employees.

The university offers a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities on campus and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts.

We are inviting you to be a part of a vibrant, active and truly international research community. Interdisciplinarity is highly encouraged, as it allows you to expand your research network and exposes you to new perspectives and ideas to solve complex research problems and pursue novel research findings. The university has a strong commitment to the highest level of scientific research and the provision of high-quality doctoral education.

The new Tampere University and higher education community begin their operations on 1 January 2019. Tampere University of Technology, the University of Tampere and Tampere University of Applied Sciences are building a unique environment for multidisciplinary, inspirational and high-impact research and education and a hub of expertise in technology, health and society. Read more Tampere3.

Tampere is one of the major academic hubs in the Nordic countries and offers a dynamic living environment. Tampere region is one of the three most rapidly growing urban areas in Finland and home to a vibrant knowledge-intensive entrepreneurial community. The city is an industrial powerhouse that enjoys a rich cultural scene and a reputation as a centre of Finland’s information society. For more information on Tampere, please visit here.

The position will be filled now for a fixed-term period of two (4) years. Appointment is expected to commence on November 2018 or as mutually agreed.

How to Apply:
Applications must be submitted by TUT online application form. The closing date for applications is 10th September 2018. Applications and all accompanying documentation must be in English. 

The application should include:

  • a letter of motivation (max. one A4 page),
  • CV,
  • publication list,
  • a letter of recommendation and
  • transcript of record (master's degree studies).

For further information, please contact Prof. Eric Coatanéa by email (

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