[robotics-worldwide] Ph.D. student vacancy at University of Twente

P.H.Veltink at utwente.nl P.H.Veltink at utwente.nl
Wed Mar 11 09:10:41 PDT 2009

In the BSS group (http://bss.ewi.utwente.nl/) of the University of  
Twente (http://www.utwente.nl/en/) there is a

Vacancy for a Ph.D. student position
in the research project ‘PowerSensor’

This project is financially supported by the Dutch Technology  
Foundation STW (Technologiestichting STW – project number 10333)

The ‘PowerSensor’ project
It is the objective of the PowerSensor project to develop modalities  
for quantitative assessment of the dynamic interactions between the  
human body  or a robot and it’s environment during arbitrary movements  
using sensing systems on the interface. It involves the development of  
miniature sensors, sensor configurations and algorithms. The potential  
of this new method will be demonstrated in representative applications  
in ergonomics, rehabilitation, sports  and robotics  in close  
collaboration with selected users (further information: see next page).
The Ph.D. student will develop measurement technology and algorithms  
for signal analysis. He/she will work in the Biomedical Signals and  
Systems (BSS) chair. The PowerSensor project is performed in  
collaboration with the Transducers Science and Technology (TST) chair (http://tst.ewi.utwente.nl/ 

What we ask:
An MSc or comparable degree in engineering or physics with  
demonstrated abilities in the fields of measurement technology,  
systems and control and signal analysis;  Affinity with biomedical  
engineering, human motor control and 3D kinematics and kinetics; Good  
control of the English language in written and spoken form; Ability to  
perform research work in a team.

What we offer:
Gross monthly salary for the PhD position range from € 2.042,-  gross  
per month in the first year up to € 2.612,- gross per month in the  
fourth year. In addition to this, we offer a holiday allowance  
(amounts to 8%), an end-of-year bonus of one extra month, various  
sporting and cultural facilities at reduced rate, medical insurance at  
a reduced rate etc.

For more information please contact Prof. Peter Veltink (p.h.veltink at utwente.nl 
Applications should be in our possession, no later than 1 April 2009
Please send your applications to: bss at ewi.utwente.nl  and mention  
vacancy number 09/039

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