[robotics-worldwide] Post-Doc position available at RAMS Lab - University of Maryland, College Park.

Jaydev P. Desai jaydev at umd.edu
Wed Jun 15 20:49:00 PDT 2011

A postdoctoral position is available starting October, 2011, at the 
Robotics, Automation, and Medical Systems (RAMS) (http://rams.umd.edu) 
laboratory. This highly interdisciplinary project is in collaboration 
with the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and The Cancer Institute of 
New Jersey. The successful candidate will primarily be working on a 
project that involves combining Robotics and MEMS for increasing the 
sampling throughput for automated assessment of multiple micro-scale 
regions of interest on breast tissue specimens. The Maryland Nanocenter 
(http://www.nanocenter.umd.edu/) at the University of Maryland, College 
Park, has state-of-the-art fabrication facilities and is across from the 

Required expertise:
Applications from outstanding candidates who have completed their Ph.D. 
in electrical or mechanical engineering within the last 3 years, with an 
interest in extending their interests to work on problems of fundamental 
relevance to cancer research. No prior expertise in biology or medicine 
is required, but a strong background in Robotics and MEMS is desired.

Application package:

Interested candidates should submit the following by email in a single 
PDF file to jaydev at umd.edu.

1. Curriculum vitae with a list of at least 3 references
2. At least three papers which could be either published, accepted for 
publication, or in-preparation which demonstrate some of the required 
expertise mentioned above.
3. Relevant courses taken during Ph.D studies
4. Expected date of graduation (for those who are currently pursuing a 
5. Doctoral dissertation topic
6. A one-page summary of research background and interests and how it 
aligns with the current position.

Contact Information:
Jaydev P. Desai
Associate Professor
Director - Robotics, Automation, and Medical Systems (RAMS) Laboratory
Maryland Robotics Center
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Room 0160, Bldg 088, Glenn L. Martin Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301-405-4427
Fax: 301-314-9477
Web: http://rams.umd.edu/

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