[robotics-worldwide] PostDoc Position ArtHand, University of Twente, NL

S.Stramigioli at ewi.utwente.nl S.Stramigioli at ewi.utwente.nl
Mon Mar 3 12:02:40 PST 2008


*** PostDoc vacancy in the Artificial Hand (ArtHand) project 
    concerning 'Hand prosthesis design for amputees'  *****

The University of Twente is an enterprising research-oriented
university, established in Enschede, the Netherlands. It currently has
more than 7000 students and 2700 staff. As a young and innovative
institute, the UT is internationally respected in areas ranging from
public policy studies and applied physics to biomedical technology. The
UT is the only Dutch campus university (140 hectares) and has many
sports and cultural facilities.

At the University of Twente a PostDoc position is available in the
research project ArtHand, financed by the IMPACT institute of the
university. The project goal is to make a pre-study of the possibility
to a hand prosthesis which will be interfaced to the neural system of an
amputee. This position is concerned with the design of the prosthesis
and a parallel position will study the neural interfacing with a human
being.

** Job description
Investigate, design and evaluate possible design concepts for the
prosthesis looking at possible novel actuation concepts, materials and
sensorial capabilities. The research should lead to a proposal to put
forward the research.

** Required qualifications:
Ph.D. in Electrical, Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering, expertise in
systems and control engineering, robotics and design. 

** We offer
We offer this position in an inspiring and challenging environment in
which research and education are closely related. As a PostDoc you will
have a fulltime position for an initial period of a year. Based on an
assessment after one year and the availability of funds, your contract
will be extended. Your salary is in accordance with the Collective
Employment Agreement of the Dutch universities. The candidate will be
working daily in the laboratory of Control Engineering of the University
of Twente under the supervision of Prof. Stefano Stramigioli and in
collaboration with other groups and colleges . 

** Information and application
Applications should be sent to Mrs. Carla Gouw
(c.a.e.gouw-banse at utwente.nl) and should include:
*	An Application Letter including a clear reference to the project
ArtHand
*	A CV including relevant education, work experiences,
publications and references



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