Research Assistant (HiWi) in Mechatronics

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart

Solid State Research & Material Sciences Structural and Cell Biology


Type of Job

Scientific and Technical Assistance

Research Assistant (HiWi) in Mechatronics

Job offer from December 11, 2017

Research Assistant (HiWi) in Mechatronics at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart within the Physical Intelligence Department.

The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart is looking for a student research assistant/HiWi (wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft) from Jan-2018 to May-2018. The duration of the position may be extended.

The scope of the project is to design and manufacture a motion stage for a research project on magnetic micro-robots. This position will give the candidate an opportunity to explore mechatronics systems design and magnetic microrobots research.

The goals of this project are: design, manufacture and program a motion stage system for magnetic microrobots research.

We are looking for applicants that…

  • are matriculated as master students at a German university (obligatory for HiWis) and are located in the Stuttgart area.
  • have very good communication skills in English.
  • have already completed a Bachelor’s degree in a field related to electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, mechatronics.
  • have hands-on experience with circuits design.
  • have hands-on experience with motor drivers, motors.
  • have hands-on experience with Finite Element Analysis software such as COMSOL.
  • are familiar with CAD design software, such as Solidworks, AutoCAD.

In case of a HiWi job, the maximal number of work hours is 20 hours per week/83 hours a month, and preference would be given for applicants available for more than 40 hours per month.

What we offer

The MPI for Intelligent Systems is one of the world's leading research institutions for machine learning, computer vision and robotics, studying the concepts of intelligence and autonomy on every conceptual scale. We offer an interdisciplinary, open research environment among international staff, with connections to institutions within and outside of Germany. The post is ideally suited for students looking to extend their scientific and cultural horizons. Master students holding a Bachelor’s degree will be paid € 11.52 per hour.

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. 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.


Applications and inquiries should be sent quoting reference number 88.17, accompanied by a one-page CV to Patricia Martinez at

For questions regarding the detail of the position, please contact Mr. Xiaoguang Dong at

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