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Robotics and Artificial Intelligence are some of the most exciting research fields of the near future. As a result, our growing research groups are always on the lookout for fresh talents. Are you interested in joining one of our teams? Make sure to contact us!

Wanted: Engineer

Fulltime PhD student in industrial exoskeleton design for factories of the future.


A fully funded PhD position is available at the Brussels Human Robotics Research Center (BruBotics) to be part of an exciting new research, to be developed at the Robotics and Multibody Mechanics (R&MM) research group of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
More details on our activities can be found through www.brubotics.eu.


We're looking for strongly motivated applicants, to join us in our quest to deliver a radically new exoskeleton technology, to improve the quality of life of industrial workers. The PhD research will involve conceptual designing, building, controlling and testing assistive devices. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team, be involved in state-of-the-art research and grow in close contact with a very diverse industrial users group that includes world leading companies.
Potential candidates must have:

  • Mechanical, mechatronics or industrial engineering Msc or equivalent.
  • Strong emphasis on mechanical design.
  • Good communication and written skills in English (Dutch is a plus).
  • Experience in previous projects involving mechatronic design, human-centered robotics or ergonomics is a plus.

The position is immediately available pending formal administrative approval and will require the enrolment in the university PhD program. After an evaluation period of 1 year, there is the possibility to extend the contract for a full 4 years PhD position, with a highly competitive salary as well as a personal laptop, healthcare insurance, and free public transportation.


If you feel you have what it takes and you are looking for a challenging, yet fulfilling opportunity, please send us the following documents:
- your curriculum vitae
- a one page motivation letter stating who you are and why should you be considered for the job. Please include your relevant background and interests as well.
- a copy of your Master thesis and date of graduation


Communication should be addressed to Dr. Ir. Carlos Rodriguez-Guerrero, indicating in the subject of the email the reference: [PhD position at R&MM] + your name to the following email address: carlos.rodriguez.guerrero@vub.be

Wanted: Physiologist with a desire to help people and keen interest in robotics

Fulltime PhD student in Human-Robot Interaction research

A PhD position is available in the research group Human Physiology of the VUB. The research topic is human-robot interaction and involves clinical trials to evaluate the efficacy of an exoskeleton, orthosis or prosthesis. A multidisciplinary approach is needed to tackle the research objectives. This PhD will focus on investigating the physical and cognitive effort during robotic assistance using (psycho-)(electro-) physiological measures.


If you are interested in this job offer, send your curriculum vitae and motivation letter to Prof. Dr. Romain Meeusen: romain.meeusen@vub.be.

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