[robotics-worldwide] Postdoc position in Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT

Karl Iagnemma kdi at MIT.EDU
Fri Nov 16 13:03:25 PST 2012

Postdoctoral Research Position at MIT: Design and Fabrication of 
Micro-Scale Hydraulic Devices

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute 
of Technology invites applications for a postdoctoral research position 
in the area of micro-scale hydraulic device design and development. 
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, electrical 
engineering, or a related scientific or engineering field, and a proven 
track record of designing and fabricating small electro-mechanical 
devices, ideally for fluidic or hydraulic applications.  Strong 
experimental skills are a must, as is the ability to design innovative 
and novel electro-mechanical systems.

The successful candidate will join a DARPA-sponsored research project 
aimed at creating a new generation of compact, efficient mm-scale 
hydraulic devices, including bio-inspired pumps and novel sealing 
techniques.  The project team will involve experts in mechanical 
engineering and robotics, fluid dynamics, and power electronics.

The position is available from March, 2012 for a period of 12 months, 
with a possible extension for an additional 6-12 months. The position 
start date is somewhat flexible.

Applicants should send a cover letter that briefly describes their 
background and career plans, a CV, copies of up to three relevant 
publications, and the names and contact information for three 
references.  These documents should be submitted as PDF attachments to 
the following individuals:

Dr. Karl Iagnemma (kdi at mit.edu)
Prof. Annette Hosoi (peko at mit.edu)


Karl Iagnemma, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, Robotic Mobility Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave., Room 35-237a
Cambridge, MA 02139 USA
tel: (617) 452-3262 fax: (617) 253-1556
email: kdi at mit.edu

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