[robotics-worldwide] Openings for Mechanical Design/ Robotics Engineers, Dept. of Advanced Robotics, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Nikolaos Tsagarakis nikos.tsagarakis at iit.it
Wed Jun 19 16:09:35 PDT 2013

Openings for Mechanical Design/ Robotics Engineers

Humanoid & Human Centred Mechatronics Lab
Department of Advanced Robotics

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)

The Humanoid & Human Centred Mechatronics Lab of the Department of Advanced Robotics at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) an English-language research Institute placed in Genoa, Italy, is seeking to appoint well motivated full-time junior/senior Mechanical/robot design Engineers that will have a key research role on the area of mechanical design for the currently under development intrinsically compliant robotic platforms.  We are looking for highly motivated skilled and enthusiastic Mechanical Engineers with specialization on Mechanical design Engineering and an excellent, well established record in designing, building and analysing robotics systems with highly customised sensing and actuation, and clever, functional, and aesthetic mechanical devices.

Specific responsibilities of the job would include the following:

*         Design and optimise 3D/2D models of robot parts and assemblies.

*         Develop, robot prototype, assemble and physically test novel customised designs.

*         Interact with workshops and evaluate manufacturers and suppliers of nonstandard parts.

*         Generate detailed technical documentation for 3D/2D assembly and parts manufacturing.

*         Troubleshoot mechanical issues.

*         Collaborate with other engineering disciplines (electronics, software) to ensure the successful integration of their designs with the rest of the system.

The ideal candidate should possess a Mechanical Engineer degree and be able to demonstrate:

*         Proficiency in hardware design and mechanism analysis with a proven portfolio of practical designs and excellent hands-on practical skills.

*         Excellent knowledge of design software tools (primarily with Pro Engineer, ANSYS, other relevant also welcome) is a must.

Industrial design experience in robotics, automotive, aerospace or other relevant fields is strongly welcome.

For the senior position a minimum of 5 years of experience in the tasks described is required.

For the junior position applicants should demonstrate at least 2 years of previous practice in the above tasks.

The selected applicants will join the Humanoid & Human Centred Mechatronics Lab at the Department of Advanced Robotics. The position is open for immediate starting. The successful candidate will be offered a contract with a highly competitive salary which will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For further information contact: Dr Nikos Tsagarakis (nikos.tsagarakis at iit.it)

Application Procedure:
Interested applicants should submit in electronic form their CV outlining experience and qualifications, and a statement of interests and plans to Nikos Tsagarakis (nikos.tsagarakis at iit.it), quoting (MECHANICAL DESIGN) in the email subject.
For consideration, apply by 15.07.2013.

Kind Regards,

Nikos Tsagarakis

Senior Scientist
Humanoid & Human Centred Mechatronics Lab

Dept of Advanced Robotics (ADVR)
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT-Genova)
Via Morego 30,Genova 16163, Italy

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