Several four-year, full-time PhD positions at the Department for Automatics, Biocybernetics and Robotics at Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia, starting on October 1st 2021.


We are looking for several PhD students with background in electrical engineering, computer science, mechatronics, mathematics or physics to strengthen our research team in the fields of either:
(a) robot deep learning and manipulation,
(b) wearable robotics,
(c) physical human-robot collaboration or
(d) cognitive humanoid robotics.

For more information on the topics see the webpages of the department and of two of its laboratories at and

The successful candidates will be offered four-year full-time contracts funded by the Slovenian Research Agency within the Young researchers programme. The positions are at Jožef Stefan Institute and the PhD studies will take place at either the University of Ljubljana or the Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School. The cost of the PhD studies tuition will be fully covered.

Candidates must have an average grade for all examinations and coursework at bachelor’s and master’s degree at least 8.00 (out of 10). The age of the candidate should not exceed 28 years, as specified by the Slovenian Research Agency.

To apply, please submit your CV, a short motivation letter, and your preference to one of the above four fields to, before June 15th.