Admissions, Recruitments & Tenders


Deadline for application submission: 03.06.2021 13:00

Deadline for application submission: JUNE 3rd 2021 (13:00 CEST)
Title evaluation: June 14th, 2021
Interviews: June 29th, 2021


The PhD in BioRobotics is a full-time mandatory attendance three-year programme. In line with the standards of excellence pursued by the School, the Programme represents a three-year training path aimed at research activity into the themes of biomedical microengineering, biomimetic robotics, rehabilitation and assistance technologies, computer-aided surgery technologies and service robotics. A distinctive characteristic of the PhD in BioRobotics is that it trains PhD students, encouraging them and guiding them to pursue great scientific and technological challenges according to the concepts of “science-based engineering”. The PhD students will be educated and trained on modern engineering and will be able to devise and design extremely revolutionary, high quality and highly technological machines, systems and services with superior performance and of interest in terms of scientific knowledge and application, including in industry. The solutions devised by PhD students focus on human beings and Companies, according to principles of technological, environmental, social, ethical and economic sustainability.

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Number of positions available
n. 12 with scholarship funded by the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

Additional positions 
n. 1 with a scholarship funded by the ERC project CELLOIDS on the topic: “Development of intelligent microrobots inspired by immune cells for potential applications in minimally invasive medicine: ultra-compliant, energetically autonomous and perceptive microrobots”.

n. 1 with a scholarship funded by the EU project I-Seed on the topic: “Development of a new generation of self-deployable and biodegradable soft miniaturized robots, inspired by the morphology and dispersion abilities of plant seeds, to perform a low-cost, environmentally responsible, in-situ detection of key environmental parameters in air and topsoil”.
The successful candidate will work on either the fluid mechanics of the fight performance or on the solid mechanics of the ground penetration phase of the seeds.

n. 3 with a scholarship funded by the Center for Micro-BioRobotics of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. These three scholarships will be reserved to applicants submitting Research Projects in the field of soft-bio inspired robotics and smart materials.

The number of positions with scholarship may be increased if further funding becomes available, including funding originating from specific agreements pursuant to article 11 of Italian Ministerial Decree 45/2013 (Industrial PhD) or from apprenticeship contracts, pursuant to article 11 of Italian Ministerial Decree 45/2013 and article 5 of Italian Legislative Decree 167/2011 (High-level Apprenticeship PhD).

Additional positions could be funded with research fellowships lasting three years pursuant to article 22 of Italian Law 240/2010, as provided for under article 8, paragraph 3 of Italian Ministerial Decree no. 45/2013, from research funds of The BioRobotics Institute. Research grants will be assigned to eligible candidates who have not been awarded with a scholarship. Research grants can be assigned to candidates owing the M.Sc. degree at the submission deadline.  

It is not required the presence of candidates for the titles evaluation.

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