PhD Students in the Department of Neuromuscular Diagnostics

Technical University of Munich



We are seeking two highly creative and motivated doctoral students to join the Neuromuscular Diagnostics Team at the Faculty of Sports and Health Sciences as part of the Geriatronics Project at the Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence. Our research examines the computational principles of sensorimotor control. Specifically, how the sensorimotor system learns to control the complex dynamics of the body when interacting with the world. We use custom-built robotic interfaces, virtual reality and computational modelling to examine the control system. See our webpage at: The two PhD positions will be based at the new Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MSRM) focusing on modelling and visualization of the musculoskeletal system as part of the Geriatronics project.


  • Carry out research projects and publish in neuromuscular and sensorimotor control. The research and development topics will involve developing models of the musculoskeletal system.


  • Masters degree in an area relevant to this research (e.g. Physiology, Biomechanics, Engineering)
  • Programming skills, computational skills, robotics and/or other relevant experimental skills are required.
  • Highly motivated, meticulous individual with a passion for research.

We offer:

  • A salary (100% TV-L E13, actual pay depends on experience).
  • One year contract with the possibility of extension
  • The possibility to develop your academic career in Munich; a city renowned for its quality of life, combining an international environment, culture and the beautiful outdoors.
As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, TUM further encourages applications from women as well as from others who would bring additional diversity to the university's research and teaching strategies. Preference wants to be given to disabled candidates. (The TU München is aiming for an increase in the proportion of women, therefore applications from women are expressly welcomed.) Severely handicapped applicants will preferably be recruited if the qualifications are otherwise substantially the same.
Please e-mail a letter of up to 2 pages (to explain motivation, suitability and research interests) and a CV of up to 3 pages to Prof David Franklin at 
The deadline for the application is 07.06.2019. 
Prof. Dr. David Franklin 
Technical University of Munich
Faculty of Sports and Health Sciences, Department of Neuromuscular Diagnostics 
Georg-Brauchle-Ring 60/62, 
80992 München, Germany

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