[robotics-worldwide] post-doc opening at Harvard on soft materials for wearable devices

Conor Walsh walsh at seas.harvard.edu
Fri May 25 11:24:19 PDT 2012

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the School of
Engineering and Applied Science at Harvard University invites applications
for immediate openings for a joint postdoctoral fellow position between the
Whitesides Group (Prof. George Whitesides) and the Harvard Biodesign Lab
(Prof. Conor Walsh). The research is expected to involve material science
and mechanics of soft materials with a focus on developing novel materials
(e.g. actively variable stiffness, flexible composites, etc) and fabrication
approaches for the next generation of wearable devices that can apply
assistive forces to the wearer during locomotion. 

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Materials Science or Mechanical
Engineering and a proven track record of high quality publications. The
candidates should have a strong interest in contributing to
multidisciplinary teams (engineers, biomechanists, physiologists, and
computer scientists) and will be expected to publish scholarly papers and
attend international conferences, as well as take on a mentorship role for
undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates with strong leadership
experience, a broad range of technical skills and a track record in
translating conceptual ideas into working prototypes will be strongly
considered.  Experience in biomaterials and/or biomedical device engineering
is a strong plus.


Applications, assembled as a single PDF file, should contain a complete
resume, cover letter describing research interests and goals, full list of
publications, copies of up to three relevant scientific papers, as well as
the names and contact information of three references (expected to provide
letters of recommendation). 

Applications should be sent to walsh at seas.harvard.edu 

Harvard University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and
applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.


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