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Open Positions

  • PhD student
  • Computational Biology (student assistant)
  • Robotics (student assistant)

PhD student [1]

Position: Research Assist­ant - salary grade E 13 TV-L Ber­liner Hoch­schu­len - 1st qual­i­fic­a­tion period (PhD can­did­ate)

Reference: IV-103/19 (please include this with your application!)

Work­ing field:

  • Col­lab­or­a­tion in research in robot­ics (focus: machine learn­ing, per­cep­tion, manip­u­la­tion) or com­pu­ta­tional bio­logy (focus: struc­tural pre­dic­tion, link­ing exper­i­mental with com­pu­ta­tional meth­ods)
  • Par­ti­cip­at­ing in teach­ing com­puter sci­ence


  • Suc­cess­fully com­pleted uni­versity degree (Mas­ter, Dip­lom or equi­val­ent) in com­puter sci­ence or a related field of study
  • very good know­ledge and exper­i­ence in one of the spe­cified research areas
  • good com­mand of Eng­lish is essen­tial

For more inform­a­tion please con­tact robotics@robotics.tu-berlin.de [2] or call +49 (0)30 314 73110.

How to ap­ply:

Please send your applic­a­tion with the ref­er­ence num­ber and the usual doc­u­ments by e-mail in a single PDF file to robotics@robotics.tu-berlin.de [3] or in writ­ing to Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin - Der Präsid­ent - Fak­ultät IV, Insti­tut für Tech­nis­che Inform­atik und Mik­roelektronik, FG Robot­ics and Bio­logy Labor­at­ory, Prof. Dr. Brock, Sekr. MAR 5-1, March­straße 23, 10587 Ber­lin.

To ensure equal oppor­tun­it­ies between women and men, applic­a­tions by women with the required qual­i­fic­a­tions are expli­citly desired. Qual­i­fied indi­vidu­als with dis­ab­il­it­ies will be favored. The TU Ber­lin val­ues the diversity of its mem­bers and is com­mit­ted to the goals of equal oppor­tun­it­ies.

Please send cop­ies only. Ori­ginal doc­u­ments will not be returned.

For further information, please see the official posting [4]

Computational Biology (student assistant)

Position: Student research assistant (only for students of Universities in Berlin)
Reference: 3434 T 80/18 
(please include this with your application!)

Topic: Protein structure prediction


The Robotics and Biology Lab conducts innovative research in protein structure prediction and protein flexibility. We are currently looking for motivated students that support our effort in entering the 12th community-wide experiment on the Critical Assessment on Protein Structure prediction (CASP http://predictioncenter.org [6]).

The successful applicant will be involved in developing and implementing a novel protein structure prediction framework. We offer the opportunity to become part of a team that conducts cutting-edge research in structure prediction.


Required skills:

  • Strong programming skills in python
  • Excellent English
  • Experience with C/C++ and/or experience with programming of large dedicated compute clusters (HPC) is a plus
  • Successful completion of a course offered by RBO (e.g. Robotics: Fundamentals, Robotics, or Computational Biology)


Familiarity with one of the following research areas is helpful but not required:

  • Computational Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Machine Learning
  • Robotics


Please email your application, including cover letter, CV, and other supporting material as a single PDF file to robotics@robotics.tu-berlin.de. [7]


For further information, please see the official listing at PRSB TU Berlin [8].

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Robotics (student assistant)

Position: Student research assistant (only for students of Universities in Berlin)
Reference: 3434 T 81/18 
(please include this with your application!)

Topic: Robotics

We – the Robotics and Biology Lab – are looking for enthusiastic students that help us improving the capabilities of our robot platforms. We offer a flexible, collaborative work environment and the opportunity to learn and gain valuable experience in a wide range of robot-related topics.


Possible tasks/projects:

  • building soft robotic hands
  • conducting robotic experiments
  • development and testing of perception, planning, and control software
  • extension of our robot simulation framework
  • integration and enhancement of hardware drivers
  • teaching support


Required skills:

  • excellent C++ and/or python coding abilities
  • comfortable operating under Linux
  • excellent English


Nice to have skills:

  • successful completion of a course offered by RBO (e.g. Robotics: Fundamentals, Robotics, or Computational Biology)
  • experience with rubber molding (silicone rubber, vacuum casting)
  • experience with soldering of small components (custom PCBs)
  • knowledge of the fundamentals of robotics (e.g. kinematics, dynamics, planning, probabilistic methods, etc.)
  • experience using real-life sensor data and dealing with error / uncertainty
  • experience controlling robot arms
  • experience using computer vision (camera, Kinect)
  • experience using machine learning algorithms
  • experience with the robotics/vision software packages: ROS, OpenCV, PCL
  • experience with computer graphics and physics engines: Blender, Bullet, PhysX
  • experience using machine learning software: scikit-learn, Theano


If you fulfill some of the above mentioned requirements please email your application, including cover letter, CV and other supporting material as a single PDF file to robotics@robotics.tu-berlin.de [9].


For further information, please see the official listing at PRSB TU Berlin [10].

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Professor Dr. Oliver Brock

Office hours
Friday 10-12,
please make an


Elizabeth Ball
Tel. +49 30 314-73 110
Fax +49 30 314-21 116
Room MAR 5.032

e-mail query [11]


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Fakultät IV, MAR 5-1
Marchstraße 23
10587 Berlin
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