[robotics-worldwide] Open Position in HyQ Robot Project at Italian Institute of Technology, Dept. of Advanced Robotics

Claudio Semini claudio.semini at iit.it
Thu Mar 17 13:00:13 PDT 2011

*Mechanical Design Engineer Opening*
   *Design of Highly Dynamic Robots*

The Department of Advanced Robotics 
(http://www.iit.it/en/advanced-robotics.html) at the Italian Institute 
of Technology IIT (an English language Institute) placed in Genoa is 
seeking to appoint a well motivated full-time mechanical design engineer 
that will have a key role in the mechanical design of an autonomous 
all-terrain legged robot and other highly dynamic robots.

The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team to work on 
the *HyQ Robot* project at IIT. HyQ is a hydraulic fully 
torque-controlled quadruped robot, built for dynamic, all-terrain operation.


Desired skills/background:

- strong background in mechanical design, preferably with experience in 
the field of robotics
- work experience of at least three years
- strong motivation to work towards the creation of high-performance 
robotic platforms for outdoor use
- creativity and strong problem solving skills
- team player with both oral and written communication skills
- independent and out-of-the-box thinking
- experience in ProEngineer Wildfire is preferable
- a good knowledge of English would be an advantage
- experience with hydraulic systems is a plus but not essential

The position is open for immediate appointment. Salary will depend on 
qualifications and experience. This post will offer possible future 
career options and advancement on successful completion.

For further information contact: Dr. C. Semini (claudio.semini at iit.it)


Interested applicants should submit in electronic form (PDF preferred) a 
letter of motivation and their CV outlining experience and 
qualifications with a focus on mechanical design and the names of at 
least two referees to Claudio Semini (claudio.semini at iit.it) quoting 
[MECH.ENG] in the email subject. For consideration, apply by *31.03.2011*.

In order to comply with the Italian law (art. 23 of Privacy Law of the 
Italian Legislative Decree n. 196/03), we have to kindly ask the 
candidate to give his/her consent to allow IIT to process his/her 
personal data.

The Italian Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer 
that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

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