[robotics-worldwide] Position available -- Senior Research Scientist in Mechatronics and Control

Joseph Katz katz at merl.com
Fri Sep 12 12:48:42 PDT 2008

Senior Research Scientist - Mechatronics and Control
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL, http:// 
www.merl.com), located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is the North  
American arm of the corporate R&D organization of Mitsubishi Electric  
Corporation (MELCO, http://global.mitsubishielectric.com). MELCO is a  
$35 billion global leader in electrical and electronic equipment used  
in industrial, commercial and home products.

MERL is embarking on the development of a new research program in  
mechatronics and control, including applications to factory  
automation, aerospace, transportation (automotive, elevator,  
escalator), and other areas of MELCO's business.

The Senior Researcher will lead a group at MERL collaborating with  
MELCO's mechatronics and control R&D facilities in Japan to extend  
the performance envelope of systems such as high-performance factory  
automation machines and elevators, and other state-of-the-art  
mechanical control systems.

The ideal candidate will have:
• a Ph.D. from a well-recognized institution in mechatronics and  
control (or equivalent training and experience); MERL will also  
consider exceptional candidates in allied fields.
• a balance of theoretical and practical orientation
• the proven ability to make fundamental innovations
• the proven ability to formulate, initiate, and pursue research  
programs, and lead research teams in achieving the goals of these  
• some relevant industrial experience

This is a ground floor opportunity in a world-class research  
laboratory. MERL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. PRINCIPALS ONLY  
apply to mechatronics at merl.com. No phone calls please.

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