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

Jaydev P. Desai jaydev at umd.edu
Sat Jan 14 21:44:22 PST 2012

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 MEMS and Robotics 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. Though prior expertise in biology or medicine
is required, knowledge of robotics and a strong background in MEMS is desired.

*Application package:*
Interested candidates should submit the following by email in a single
PDF file tojaydev 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

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