[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Louvain Bionics Research Project Coordinator, Belgium

MartinEdwards Martin.Edwards at UCLouvain.be
Sun Dec 15 02:31:59 PST 2013

*Louvain Bionics Research Project Coordinator, 3 years fixed-termUniversité
catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium *Starting date: from March 1st,
2014*Mission:*  Louvain Bionics at the Université catholique de Louvain is a
new interdisciplinary research platform integrating research teams and
groups from the technology, human and clinical sciences in order to address
major societal challenges, and create extensive and innovative scientific
advances in medical robotics. Although new, Louvain Bionics involves
researchers with international scientific profiles and research programs
already established and funded. The current research activities include: •
The design and modeling of robots for the rehabilitation of upper limb
action•	The design and development of (robot assisted) prostheses for lower
limb action•	The design and optimization of (robot) assisted surgical
procedures•	The design and manufacture of custom instruments for surgery •
The development of visual space-object interfaces and virtual environments
to support intensive rehabilitation of children and adults with brain damage
or developmental problems•	The identification and analysis of ethical issues
within the human-robot relationship*Function:*  In order to support the
development of the research platform further, we are seeking a Research
Project Coordinator. The tasks assigned to the coordinator will be multiple
and will include:•	To identify the possible sharing or investment of
research supportive resources;•	To identify new themes of interdisciplinary
research activity that will foster UCL, Belgian and international
collaborations;•	To seek and support substantial research funding;•	To
support the organization of communicative activities (e.g., seminars,
workshops and conferences), both with the researchers of the Louvain
Bionics, and with Belgian and international collaborators;•	To facilitate
the organization of multidisciplinary training activities crossing the
technology, human and clinical sciences;•	To promote the visibility of
Louvain Bionics through the management of the Louvain Bionics website,
presentations of the Louvain Bionics project at information events or in the
media (TV, newspapers, magazines etc.), and through attendance at networking
meetings (for example held at the European Commission).The Research Project
Coordinator will work directly with the Louvain Bionics steering committee,
and will communicate and justify activities to the Louvain Bionics advisory
board and Louvain Bionics management committee. Support will be provided to
the Research Project Coordinator from the different services of the
Université catholique de Louvain. *Qualifications and skills required: *It
is essential that the applicant has:•	A master’s qualification associated to
the domains of technology, human or clinical sciences •	The ability and the
confidence to communicate and write in French and EnglishIt is preferred
that the candidate has: •	Doctoral level research experience in medical
robotics. •	Experience in coordinating interdisciplinary collaborative
research activities•	Experience in writing applications for research funds.
•	Have skills in creativity and interdisciplinary research innovation. •
Experience of working and leading a team of (interdisciplinary)
researchers.Contacts for further information: •	Prof. Martin Edwards (human
sciences), martin.edwards at uclouvain.be•	Prof. Benoît Raucent (technology
sciences), benoit.raucent at uclouvain.be•	Prof. Thierry Lejeune (clinical
sciences), thierry.lejeune at uclouvain.be*To make an application: * Please
send to Prof. Martin Edwards (martin.edwards at uclouvain.be, subject: Louvain
Bionics Research Project Coordinator):•	A Curriculum Vitae (maximum 5
pages)•	A one-page description of your experiences related to the
qualifications and skills section (with specific examples)  •	A one-page
presentation of your motivation for the post •	Applications should be
received for 16h on the 24 January 2014.•	In addition, please instruct two
responsible persons to send letters of recommendation for your application
to Prof. Martin Edwards (martin.edwards at uclouvain.be) for 16h on the 24
January 2014

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