[robotics-worldwide] Combining Robotics and MEMS: Post-Doc position available at RAMS Lab - University of Maryland, College Park.

Jaydev P. Desai jaydev at umd.edu
Mon Nov 28 13:34:33 PST 2011

A postdoctoral position is available 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 mechanical or electrical 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:*
Dr. Jaydev P. Desai
Associate Professor
Director - Robotics, Automation, and Medical Systems (RAMS) Laboratory
Member, Maryland Robotics Center, Institute for Systems Research
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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