[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Fixed-term Assistant Professor position at the University of Tsukuba

Kenji Suzuki kenji at ieee.org
Mon Dec 1 06:01:08 PST 2014

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Job announcement
Center for Cybernics Research
University of Tsukuba, Japan

Fixed-term Assistant Professor in Cybernics (1 posts)

Applications are invited for one fixed-term Assistant Professor position 
in the area of Cybernics: fusion of human, machine and information 
systems, or relevant subjects.

Cybernics is a new domain of interdisciplinary academic field of human-
assistive technology to enhance, strengthen, and support human's 
cognitive and physical functions. The primary research area is to exploring 
new methods for assisting and enhancing human capabilities such as 
robot suits, cybernic limb and hand, implanted cybernic system. 
This is an exciting opportunity for conducting an interdisciplinary research 
between engineering and medicine. The successful candidate is expected to 
work both in Engineering laboratory and University of Tsukuba Hospital. 
However, the candidate must also be adept at working within a team and 
the wider community. Our primary focus is conducting research in the area 
of Cybernics. Responsibility also includes administrative tasks related to 
the Center.

For more details on research areas, see the center’s website,

The post is a three year fixed-term contract, can be extended to a maximum 
of five years based on the evaluation. The starting date is expected to be 
April, 2015, but later starts are also possible.

- To apply you must hold a PhD degree in the areas of Robotics, 
  Medicine, Medical/Bio-medical Engineering, or a related discipline, or 
  equivalent qualifications.
- High self-motivation and critical thinking skills.
- Also, you should have demonstrated your research competence 
  based on engineering approach in one (or more) of the following 
  areas: biosignal processing, neuro-rehabilitation, medical robotics, 
  rehabilitation robotics, assistive robotics, human sensing, regulatory 
  study on safety between human and robot, and therapeutic control study.
- The University particularly encourages women, members of 
  underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.

Application deadline: 21 December, 2014
* website: http://www.ccr.tsukuba.ac.jp/en/jobs/20141201.html

Please send a single PDF including (in the order):
1) Cover letter with the following items;
 (i) Research disciplines
 (ii) Your research keywords (up to five)
 (iii) Name, current affiliation and position
 (iv) Email and postal address
 (v) List of at least 2 references
2) CV (mention your Nationality, for visa requirements, languages you speak and level);
3) Letter of motivation (max 1 page)
4) List of scientific publications

The closing date for applications is 21 December 2014	.
Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Applicants are requested to apply by email, submit the above documents. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
Email: researcher.jobs at ccr.tsukuba.ac.jp

Tsukuba is a university and science city, located about 60 kilometers, about 
1 hour by car, northeast of central Tokyo. Over 50 national and independently 
administered research organizations are concentrated in the Tsukuba Science 
City district, which is centered on the university.

For informal inquiries please contact:
Kenji Suzuki, Associate Professor,
Center for Cybernics Research
on email kenji at ieee.org

Kenji Suzuki       kenji at ieee.org
University of Tsukuba, Japan

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