[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Post-Doctoral Position in Electrostatic/Gecko-Like Adhesives

Matthew Spenko mspenko at iit.edu
Mon Nov 25 09:45:30 PST 2013

*Job Description:*The Robotics Laboratory (robots.iit.edu) at the Illinois
Institute of Technology has an opening for a post-doctoral position
beginning in mid-January or early February, 2014.  The candidate will
conduct research on miniaturization and advancement of hybrid
electrostatic/gecko-like adhesives for robotic grippers and mobile robots
in space environments.  The candidate will work in a team environment with
faculty, a Ph.D. student, and NASA researchers.

*Qualification requirements:*Applicants must have earned a doctorate in
mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, or a
related discipline.  Hands-on fabrication skills, the ability to debug
manufacturing processes, and excellent written and spoken English are
essential.  Knowledge of FEA and basic circuit design is beneficial.  The
candidate must be able to start work by February, 2014.

The Illinois Institute of Technology is located in downtown Chicago and
offers a rewarding urban environment in which to live and work.

To apply, please email a CV and contacts of three references to Prof.
Matthew Spenko (mspenko at iit.edu) with the subject: Adhesive PostDoc.

Matthew Spenko
Associate Professor
The Robotics Lab
Illinois Institute of Technology

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