[robotics-worldwide] Postdoc opening in Non Invasive EMG Control of Hand Prosthetics

Christian Cipriani (c/o SSSUP) ch.cipriani at sssup.it
Mon May 6 15:23:55 PDT 2013

*/Postdoc opening in Non Invasive EMG Control of Hand Prosthetics/*

/BioRobotics Institute/

/Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa Italy/

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A full-time post-doctoral research associate position is now available 
at the BioRobotics Institute (BRI) of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSA), 
Pisa Italy. We seek to advance the dexterity of upper limb prostheses. 
We are particularly interested in addressing this issue non-invasively 
using state of the art surface multi-channel EMG recording techniques. 
The successful candidate is a well-motivated post-doc that will work on 
projects that involve both computational modelling and experimental 
recordings of EMG signals in human subjects.

Candidates should have a PhD degree in biomedical engineering, 
bioengineering, electrical engineering, or a closely related discipline. 
A strong signal processing background is required and experience with 
EMG recordings is desired. Candidates should have a well-defined ICT 
track-record in the areas of experimental signal design (preferably 
bio-signals), signal processing and pattern recognition, algorithms 
design and implementation, and interactive database design and 
construction. With a developing research record, the successful 
candidate will be able to demonstrate her/his ability to disseminate 
results and prepare research proposals. The successful candidate will 
have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and will have 
experience of conducting engineering projects both individually and as 
part of a team. Strong programming skill-sets with proven experience in 
embedded system design are also essential. Proven mixed-signal 
electronic systems design capabilities will be considered an added-value.

The successful candidate will work with BRI scientist Dr. Christian 
Cipriani. The research will be conducted as part of the WAY project 
(Wearable interfaces for hAnd function recovery: www.wayproject.eu 
<http://www.wayproject.eu/>), an EU collaborative project supported by 
the EC under the 7th Framework Programme and by other national grants on 
upper limb prosthetics.

SSSA is a public university. Excellence in training and research, 
internationalization, interaction with the job market are the objectives 
of SSSA. Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna offers training and postgraduate 
courses in Economics and Management, Law, Political Science, 
Agricultural Science and Biotechnology, Medicine, and Industrial and 
Information Engineering. SSSA is a scientific community where the 
academic staff and researchers interact with students through a 
continuous exchange of cultural and intellectual ideas. 
(http://www.sssup.it/). The mission of the BRI is to educate the 
Engineer of the 21st Century: a competent, interdisciplinary, creative 
inventor and entrepreneur, able to handle new technological and 
scientific challenges (http://sssa.bioroboticsinstitute.it/).

Post-doc duration: 20 months (with possible renovation)

Salary: ~1900 EUR net (a competitive salary for a post-doc position in 

*Application procedure *

The appointment will start after a public competition; deadline for 
applying is *June 4, 2013* at this website: 
. Since the application procedure on the University website is only in 
Italian (and not exactly user-friendly) we offer our support to 
applicants to fulfill the bureaucratic requirements. To this aim 
interested applicants should send, in a single email with 'EMG-POSTDOC' 
in the subject line, to ch.cipriani at sssup.it and f.spagnuolo at sssup.it

1) In the body of the email:

a. A summary of research background and interests (1 page)

b. Doctoral dissertation topic

2) As attachments (pdfs)

a. Curriculum vitae with a at least 3 referees contacts

b. At least three papers which could be either published, accepted for 
publication, or in-preparation, which demonstrate the required expertise.

Kind regards,
Christian Cipriani

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


IEEE TNSRE Special Issue dedicated to:
Advances in Control of Multi-functional Powered Upper-Limb Prostheses http://tnsre.bme.columbia.edu/pdfs/CfP_UpperLimbProsthesisControl.pdf

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