[robotics-worldwide] Post-doc position at Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen in Germany

Christian Cipriani (c/o SSSUP) ch.cipriani at sssup.it
Fri Mar 8 07:12:47 PST 2013

*Post-Doctoral Position in the Field of Brain Neural Computer 
Interaction (BNCI) for Control of Exoskeletons*

Responsibilities: The position will involve investigating the 
development of an EEG based Brain- Neural Computer Interfaces (BNCI) for 
high-dimensional control of prosthetic devices in a daily life 
environment for patients with hand dysfunctions.

Requirements: Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or prior post-doc 
experience) in biorobotics, computational neuroscience or biomedical 
engineering or closely related field. We seek applicants with background 
in EEG signal decoding, BNCI technologies, experience in hardware 
implementation, Matlab/Simulink, and interest in neural interfaces, and 
neuromuscular control. Complementary skills in computer science, and/or 
neuroscience would also be valuable. Excellent communication and 
collaboration skills are required as the selected post-docs will be 
expected to work closely with current lab members and with collaborators.

Position Description: The research will be conducted at the Eberhard 
Karls University of Tübingen in Germany as part of the WAY project 
(Wearable interfaces for hAnd function recovery), an EU collaborative 
project supported by the European Commission under the 7th Framework 
Programme. The post-doctoral researcher will join a research team that 
focuses on design, development and testing of BNCI technology in patient 
population with motor deficits. Among the main tasks performed within 
the project there are (1) the integration of existing algorithms with 
new approaches such as Electrooculography (EOG) decoding for control of 
goal-directed movements of robotic Hand assistive Devices and (2) the 
development of a BNCI based on dry-electrode technology.
1. In the body of the email: a. A summary of research background and 
interests (<1 page) b. Doctoral dissertation topic 2. As attachments 
(pdf) a. Curriculum vitae with a list of at least 3 references b. At 
least three papers which could be either published, accepted for 
publication, or in-preparation, which demonstrate the required expertise.

The positions are open until filled. Review of applications will begin 

Interested applicants should send, in a single email with 'WAY-POSTDOC' 
in the subject line, to *Surjo Soekadar 
*(surjo.soekadar at uni-tuebingen.de) or *Niels Birbaumer* 
(niels.birbaumer at uni-tuebingen.de)

Christian Cipriani, PhD, MScEE
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Robotics
IEEE Senior Member

The BioRobotics Institute | Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
V.le R. Piaggio 34, 56025 Pontedera - Italy
Email: ch.cipriani at sssup.it

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