[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/*
/Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa Italy/
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.
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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