[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Post-doc position in wearable robotics at Rice MAHI Lab

Marcia O'Malley omalleym at rice.edu
Thu May 15 20:13:51 PDT 2014

Post-doc in Wearable Robotics, Rice University, Mechanical Engineering, MAHI

The Mechatronics and Haptic Interfaces (MAHI) Lab (http://mahilab.rice.edu)
at Rice University (Department of Mechanical Engineering) invites
applications for an immediate opening in the areas of biomechanics, robot
design, control, and human studies to contribute to the development of upper
limb wearable exoskeletons for rehabilitation. This position will be a
critical part of a collaborative effort between the MAHI lab and NASA
Johnson Space Center's Dexterous Robotics Lab, and also with established
clinical collaborators in the Texas Medical Center at TIRR-Memorial
Hermann's Neurorecovery Research Center. The role will encompass design,
fabrication, and evaluation stages of the project. The post-doctoral
research associate will contribute to the definition of specific design
goals/constraints related to the application of rehabilitation of upper limb
(after stroke), physical and control aspects of the user interface, and
clinical translation (IRB, interfacing with clinicians and evaluating device
feasibility through our partnership with TIRR-Memorial Hermann).

In addition to fulfilling these roles, I'm seeking an individual who can
complement existing strengths of my lab and contribute to projects in upper
limb rehabilitation robotics, intent detection and control design for rehab
applications, clinical evaluation of exoskeletons, compliant actuation, EMG
integration, or other complementary topics. Strong organizational skills,
creativity, motivation, and communication skills (oral and written)

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics,
Robotics, Biomechanics or a related field and a proven track record of high
quality publications. The candidates should have a strong interest in
contributing to multidisciplinary teams and will be expected to publish
scholarly papers and attend international conferences, as well as take on a
mentorship role for undergraduate and graduate students. The initial
appointment will be for 12 months.

Applications should be assembled as a single PDF file and contain
 - a complete resume
 - cover letter describing research interests and goals and earliest
available date to start the position
 - full list of publications
 - copies of up to three relevant scientific papers
 - names and contact information of three references (expected to provide
letters of recommendation)

Applications should be sent to Marcia O'Malley, omalleym at rice.edu and will
be reviewed as received until the position is filled (ideally by 7/1/2014).

Because of the nature of this collaboration and the funding, only U.S.
Citizens will be considered.

Rice University is a leading research university in the vibrant urban
setting of Houston, TX, the fourth largest city in the U.S. Rice is a small,
private university with strengths in areas including engineering,
biomedicine, and nanotechnology. The undergraduate engineering program is
ranked 16th (2013, US News & World Report) nationally.

Marcia K. O'Malley (Marcie), Ph.D., Associate Professor Mechanical
Engineering Rice University, 6100 Main Street MS 321 Houston, TX 77005-1892
Phone: (713) 348-3545, Fax: (713) 348-5423 omalleym at rice.edu -
http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~omalleym http://mahilab.rice.edu 

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