[robotics-worldwide] Postdoc Position #2

Woon Jong Yoon wjyoon at qu.edu.qa
Wed Oct 5 04:26:58 PDT 2011

Another postdoctoral appointment (Project 2) is available in the Smart Medical Devices Lab at Qatar University, Doha, Qatar. 
Starting Date: 2011 Dec.
Project 2: Development of smart minimum invasive surgery tools with tactile sensing capabilities for telerobot surgery system
This position involves work on design/simulation and development of tactile sensing system which is composed of novel capacitive-type sensors such as dielectric elastomer transducer or PVDF sensor to detect the magnitude and distribution of contact force and incipient slip in robotic surgery applications. The individual hired will extensively collaborate with international teams. S/he will be required to simulate and develop novel tactile sensor system and validate the performance of the system integrating it with MIS tool's tip of the surgical robot system. 

..Doctoral degree or equivalent experience in electro-mechanical engineering
..Applicants with simulation and design of smart sensor systems such as capacitive-type and piezoelectric polymer based sensor array for force and slip sensing background are particularly encouraged.
..Strong expertise in programming languages and electro-mechanical hardware development tools to conduct sensor development/control research is desired.
..Experience in micro-fabrication and MEMS is a plus
..Knowledge of engineering specifications for manipulating tissues is a plus
..Strong written and verbal communication skills in English 
..Can freely travel to the U.S. for research collaboration

Competitive tax-free salary, furnished accommodation, annual economy air ticket allowance and education allowance. Annual paid vacation for 35 calendar days. Health insurance. The successful candidate will be part of a recognized international research teams.

How to Apply:
Contact: Dr. Yoon (wjyoon at qu.edu.qa) 
Material needed to send (in pdf format) 
.. A cover letter .. CV with 3 references .. 2 representative publications

W. Jong Yoon, PhD
Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Qatar University
Tel: 974 4403 4313

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