[robotics-worldwide] Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Engineer Positions in Transformative Robotics

Foong Shaohui foongshaohui at sutd.edu.sg
Wed Aug 14 00:11:43 PDT 2013

The Temasek Laboratories at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) immediately invites applications for openings for a Postdoctoral Fellow and a Research Engineer position in the areas of robotics, mechatronics, controls, and bio-inspired design. Researchers will work closely with a multidisciplinary team of scientists, designers and engineers to design and develop innovative biologically-inspired unmanned robotic platforms featuring transformative capabilities to achieve autonomous reconnaissance and surveillance.  Applicants can expect rapid results to build their body of work toward a future academic career in disciplines from mechatronics to controls.

This project involves:
*       Conceiving and designing bio-inspired platforms that are able to transform from between multiple states (rolling, crawling, climbing, etc) and exhibit various locomotive characteristics.
*       Devising and prototyping the materials, mechanical and electrical elements of the robotic system to achieve transformation & locomotion.
*       Developing and implementing integrated control and sensing algorithms to achieve robust and efficient locomotion and autonomous operation.

Applications should contain a complete resume, cover letter describing their background, technical skillset, 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 up to three references. These positions are guaranteed for a year and come with a competitive salary which is determined based on the applicants' research achievements, experience and qualifications. Please send applications to shao at sutd.edu.sg.

We offer highly competitive salary which is determined based on the applicants' research achievements, experience and qualifications. It is fixed-term and filled initially for 1 year with an option for extension for another year. Singapore possesses a low income tax and typically a post-doctoral fellow pays an income tax of 11.5% to a maximum of 15%.

About SUTD: (http://www.sutd.edu.sg)

The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is the 4th University in Singapore, founded in 2009 with MIT.  SUTD aims to become the center and stronghold of global research and breakthroughs through creative technical research and education anchored in design within a multi-disciplinary approach. This focus on design is called Big 'D', where the aim is not just produce graduates well-versed in technical functionality, but a new breed of the brightest technical minds that understands form to design the new innovations of tomorrow. SUTD seeks to inspire all that goes through our doors in the art and science of design to ensure that architectural, systems and engineering inventions of tomorrow are both a technical breakthrough and a resonating lifestyle appeal. The Temasek Laboratories is a center for excellence in defense-related research. It specializes in systems design and integration - such as unmanned systems, information systems, soldier systems and engineering systems.
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