[robotics-worldwide] Post-doc in Robotics, University of Melbourne

Denny Oetomo doetomo at unimelb.edu.au
Fri Nov 6 18:37:04 PST 2009

Post-doctoral Research position is available at 
the Department of Mechanical Engineering, 
The University of Melbourne, 
Parkville, VIC, Australia.
PROJECT TITLE: Robotic gait assistive strategy for people with paraplegia: Generating balanced and human-like gait on a bipedal system
AREA OF RESEARCH: Robotics manipulation, dynamics and control, bipedal robotics gait
We are seeking outstanding post-doctoral researcher to carry out a project funded by the Australian Research Council Discovery grant.  The project summary is given as follows:

The aim of the project is to study the fundamental engineering issues associated with enabling people with
paraplegia to stand and walk using a robotic exoskeleton device. This device is worn across the legs and
the lower back of the user to support and provide the basic motor functions of the paralysed legs. This
exciting fundamental research through new and innovative approaches will focus on the generation of
Human-like Robotic Gait that is balanced and dynamically human-like in nature on a bipedal robotic
mechanism. The major outcome will be the significant advancement in robotic fundamental capabilities,
with immediate applications to a gait assistive device that enables people with paraplegia to perform
important basic daily tasks.

Successful applicant is expected to have demonstrated clear ability to perform independent research, especially in the area of robotics.  An excellent command of written and spoken English is a must.  Research expertise in the area of robotic gait will be advantageous but not essential.  
The position is open to national and international applicants.  Position will commence in January 2010, based on annual contract, renewable to 3 years for this particular project.  We will be interested to retain excellent candidates beyond the period, therefore priority will be given to those with the intention of staying for at least 3 years in the position / in the research unit.
The position will be of Level A6, with starting salary of approximately AUD$65,386.   Interested candidates are to contact Dr Denny Oetomo (doetomo at unimelb.edu.au).  More information will be available soon, along with the university official advertisement for the position.
Denny Oetomo PhD
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Melbourne
VIC 3010 Australia
Phone: +61 3 8344 6795
Fax:     +61 3 9347 8784
Email:  doetomo(at) unimelb.edu.au

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