[robotics-worldwide] job opening in mechanical design for robotics at Northwestern University

Kevin Lynch kmlynch at northwestern.edu
Sat Aug 27 15:50:27 PDT 2011


Open Position:  Mechanical Design Engineer, Robotics
Northwestern University

The Laboratory for Intelligent Mechanical Systems (LIMS) at Northwestern
University is looking for an accomplished design engineer to take a leading
role in mechanical design of cutting-edge devices for robotics and
human-robot interaction being developed as part of LIMS research.  The
successful applicant will have a BS or MS in mechanical engineering or a
related field and the equivalent of five years or more of professional
mechanical design work.  Required skills include proficiency in mechanical
design, materials and component selection, CAD modeling, and fabrication
using machine tools, CNC machines, and rapid prototyping machines.  Other
useful skills include proficiency in electromechanical design, including
programming of microcontrollers and integration of sensors and actuators.
Experience in the design of human-machine interfaces is also a plus.

The ideal applicant is one that thrives in an open, collaborative, and
stimulating research environment, and one that works well in a team but
takes initiative and leadership in design decisions.

To apply, send a single pdf file containing a cover letter, a resume
including three references, and a portfolio of design projects in which you
were the lead designer, to Prof. Kevin Lynch, kmlynch at northwestern.edu.
This single pdf file should be 10 MB or less, but may include links to
websites.  Applications should be received by September 30, 2011, for full
consideration.

Northwestern University is located in Evanston, Illinois, just north of
Chicago.  Northwestern is an equal opportunity employer.


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