[robotics-worldwide] Call for PhD positions in Biorobotics at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy

Paolo Dario paolo.dario at sssup.it
Tue May 25 04:36:33 PDT 2010



The Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa (www.sssup.it) launched a call 
for application to a Ph.D. program
in the field of BIOROBOTICS (including micro-engineering, biomedical 
engineering, biomimetic robotics,
re-habilitation technologies and computer assisted surgery), in the 
framework of the Innovative Technologies
of Information & Communication Engineering and Robotics International 
School of Doctorate.
The call is open to all interested doctoral candidates from all 
countries (Europe and beyond).

DEADLINE for application is May 27, 2010
The application process is highly competitive and the selected fellows 
will conduct research in a
leading international institution where research is addressed with an 
interdisciplinary approach.
Applicants are required to submit a research project in BIOROBOTICS 
which will be evaluated for
scientific and technical soundness as part of the whole selection procedure.

10 fellowships to EU candidates and 3 fellowships to non-EU candidates 
for a total of 13 PhD positions on a
three year basis will be funded by both Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and 
the Italian Institute of Technology, specifically:
· 7 positions (6 EU and 1 non-EU) are for candidates with research 
projects in the field of BIOROBOTICS
· 6 positions (4 EU and 2 non-EU) are for candidates with research 
projects in the specific field of MICRO-BIOROBOTICS.
These scholarships are supported by the Italian Institute of Technology 
(IIT - www.iit.it) for research to be carried out at the
Center in Micro-BioRobotics IIT at SSSA (http://mbr.iit.it/).
The selected PhD students will be responsible of carrying out an 
individual research project and are also offered
advanced courses. The PhD students will use excellent facilities, 
equipped with state-of-the-art instruments and
robotic platforms; they will carry on their individual research projects 
under the active tutorship of well-known
leaders in Biorobotics; they will be part of an interdisciplinary 
research team comprising more than 120 senior and
junior researchers and students; they will have continuous access to a 
network of international partners and will
actively participate in international projects.
The fellowships for the selected students are € 14.500 per year plus 
free meals at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna canteen.

Websites to download application instructions:

Call for EU candidates

Call for non EU candidates

The scientific coordinator of the Ph.D. program is Prof. Paolo Dario 
(paolo.dario at sssup.it).

Biorobotics Ph.D. program contacts:
Prof. Arianna Menciassi arianna.menciassi at sssup.it
Prof. Cecilia Laschi cecilia.laschi at sssup.it
Dr. Silvestro Micera micera at sssup.it
Dr. Cesare Stefanini cesare at sssup.it
Dr. Pietro Valdastri pietrov at crim.sssup.it

Micro-Biorobotics Ph.D. program contacts:
Dr. Lucia Beccai lucia.beccai at iit.it
Dr. Virgilio Mattoli virgilio.mattoli at iit.it
Dr. Barbara Mazzolai barbara.mazzolai at iit.it

Paolo Dario
Professor of Biomedical Robotics
IEEE Fellow
Director, Polo Sant'Anna Valdera
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Piazza Martiri della Libertà, 33
56127 Pisa - Italy

Polo Sant'Anna Valdera
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Viale Rinaldo Piaggio 34
56025 Pontedera (Pisa) - Italy

Tel: +39050883420/102
Mobile: +393488863117
Fax: +39050883497
email:paolo.dario at sssup.it

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