[robotics-worldwide] Two research fellow positions in Adaptive Rehabilitation Robotics - Ref: SC-RF2011

Amirabdollahian, Farshid f.amirabdollahian2 at herts.ac.uk
Wed Aug 24 06:32:07 PDT 2011

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Dear colleagues,

We are seeking two senior/junior research fellows for a new project in
adaptive rehabilitation robotics for the hand and wrist after stroke. I
would appreciate if you could please circulate/consider this as appropriate.

Kind regards,
Farshid Amirabdollahian

Dr Farshid Amirabdollahian, MIET, MIEEE
Senior Lecturer (Research) in Adaptive Systems
Adaptive Systems Research Group
The University of Hertfordshire
School of Computer Science
College Lane
Hatfield Hertfordshire
AL10 9AB
United Kingdom

Tel:+44 1707 286 125
Fax:+44 1707 284 303
Web: http://homepages.feis.herts.ac.uk/~fa08aap/
ASRG site: http://adapsys.feis.herts.ac.uk
RRNet: http://rehabilitationrobotics.net


Adaptive Systems Research Group
School of Computer Science
University of Hertfordshire, UK

Salary: £21,651-£29,853/ per annum (depending on level, qualifications and

The positions are full-time, and they are based on a fixed-term contract for
up to 36 months ideally starting from 1st of November 2011.

Contact: Dr. Farshid Amirabdollahian (E-mail:
f.amirabdollahian2 at herts.ac.uk)

Two postdoctoral Research Fellow posts are available in the EU Framework 7
funded project SCRIPT (Supervised Care & Rehabilitation Involving Personal
Tele-robotics). The SCRIPT consortium consists of several European partners
in Germany, UK, Italy, and the Netherlands.

The University of Hertfordshire team is the coordinator of this project and
involved in the development of adaptive interactive algorithms for above
tasks, based on existing methodologies and research expertise by the project
team. These full-time research posts will allow the post-holders to pursue
research into novel methods in adaptive rehabilitation robotics of the hand
and wrist after stroke. These include studies for lag-lead effects, energy
flow and other biomechanical methods to assess interaction and adjust the
therapy towards a person's capabilities and improving weaknesses after

Applicants for the post should have a relevant PhD in human-robot
interaction ideally in the context of rehabilitation robotics or
biomechanics assessment of human performance in a quantitative
research-oriented discipline, such as mechanical engineering, robotics or
cybernetics. The post requires strong biomechanics/robotics background,
ideally in the areas of modelling joint motion and robotic trajectory
control. Excellent programming skills are essential. Applicants are highly
motivated and able to work both independently as well as in collaboration
with the other investigators in the group and the project consortium in an
exciting and ambitious research project. This includes preparation of
publications as well as presentations at international conferences and
attendance in regular project meetings.

The post-holders will be members of the Adaptive Systems Research Group
(http://adapsys.feis.herts.ac.uk/) at the School of Computer Science of the
University of Hertfordshire which includes more than 30 research staff
members (post-docs and PhD students).

The Adaptive Systems Research Group is an enthusiastic, vibrant and highly
innovative multidisciplinary research group with an excellent international
research track record, including work on rehabilitation and assistive
robotics, principled mathematical methods to construct biologically inspired
models for Artificial Intelligence, cognitive embodied systems and
Artificial Life.

The University of Hertfordshire itself ranks 27th in England for post-2008
RAE-funding in Computer Science and Informatics. The university is located
in Hatfield, less than 25 minutes by train from London Kings Cross and with
convenient access to Stansted, Luton and Heathrow airports and, via St.
Albans Thameslink, also to Gatwick airport.

The positions are full-time. The work will be based at University of
Hertfordshire and may include short stays at European partner institutions.
The position is based on a fixed-term contract for up to 36 months. The
positions are to be filled as soon as possible.

All formal applications must be made via the Human Resources Department at
University of Hertfordshire, see also
http://web-apps.herts.ac.uk/uhweb/apps/hr/research-vacancies.cfm. The above
website will contain additional information about the post and will enlist
this position at the start of September.

For informal inquiries please contact Dr. Farshid Amirabdollahian
(f.amirabdollahian2 at herts.ac.uk).

NOTE: Under current UKBA regulations, the University is unlikely to be able
to get a work permit in respect of this post. We can therefore only accept
applications from people who will have the right to work in the UK for the
total duration of the contract.


Closing Date: 14 September 2011
Potential Interview Date: 30 September 2011
Quote Reference: SC-RF2011

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