[robotics-worldwide] Posdoctoral Research Position @ MIT

Nicole Hanafin nhanafin at MIT.EDU
Fri Feb 10 09:00:14 PST 2006


The Field and Space Robotics Laboratory
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Applications invited for a postdoctoral research position in the MIT 
Mechanical Engineering Field and Space Robotics Laboratory in the 
areas of design, dynamics, planning and control of robotic and 
mechatronic systems.  This position will offer the opportunity to do 
research on a wide range of projects, including:
o	Robotic systems for planetary surface exploration (sponsored 
by NASA and NIAC)
o	Robots for on-orbit maintenance and construction of space 
satellites and structures (Sponsored by the Japanese Aerospace 
Exploration Agency)
o	High-speed vehicles and autonomous rovers  (Sponsored by 
DARPA, US Army and the Ford Motors)
o	Medical mechatronics with Harvard's BWH (Sponsored by the 
Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology)
o	Material handling mobile robots (Sponsored by the US Navy)
o	Mechatronic devices using advanced polymer actuators 
(Sponsored by the MIT/Cambridge University Initiative)
A broad background in the designs, controls, and modeling of 
non-industrial robot systems is essential.  Hands on experience with 
robotic experimental systems, including sensors is key, as are good 
written and spoken English skills, the ability to work well with a 
variety of team members.  A Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, 
Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field is 
required.  The position is available now and the search will continue 
until filled.  Applicants must be available for a minimum of one 
year.  To apply please email a curriculum vitae, cover letter and the 
name, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three 
professional references, any technical papers, citizenship and USA 
visa status, if any.  They should be sent via e-mail to: 

Ms. Nicole M Hanafin
FSRL Administrative Officer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
nhanafin at MIT.EDU

MIT is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer.  We welcome 
applications from qualified women and minorities.


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