[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] Open position in Assistive Robotics at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)

Jody Saglia jody.saglia at iit.it
Fri Nov 7 03:50:41 PST 2014

*Open Position in Assistive Robotics*

Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia – IIT (www.iit.it) - was
established in 2003 and successfully created a large-scale
infrastructure in Genova, a network of 10 state-of-the-art laboratories
countrywide and recruited an international staff of about 1200 people
from more than 50 countries. IIT's research endeavour focuses on
high-tech and innovation, representing the forefront of technology with
possible application from medicine to industry, computer science,
robotics, life sciences and nanobiotechnologies.

We are selecting a candidate who should join a dynamic team working on
new projects for the development of robotic devices that will improve
the quality of life of people with motor disabilities.

The projects will be a technological challenge in which IIT and an
internationally recognized clinical partner will share resources,
competencies and motivation to achieve excellent results transferable to 
the medical field.

The projects will aim at building a new business initiative that will
transfer these new devices to the market, creating opportunities for
growth and employment.

The selected candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team
(consisting of experts in engineering, robotics and medicine) tasked
with the design of exoskeletal and prosthetic robotic devices. In
particular, the candidate will be part of a project focused on the
development of a lower limb exoskeleton for assisted mobility.

We are looking for a highly motivated, outstanding young R&D Engineer
with a solid background in control engineering and/or robotics with
minimum 3 years of industrial experience or a PhD in Robotics, Control
Engineering or equivalent and an excellent portfolio of advanced control 

Strong competencies in multibody dynamics and simulation and in C/C++
and MATLAB programming are essential.

Experience in one or more of the following areas will be considered an

- Impedance and force control
- Control of compliant actuation systems
- Locomotion and trajectory generation for lower body exoskeletons or
- Biomechanics of human locomotion
- Balance stabilizers and push recovery strategies

The successful candidate will be expected to develop innovative control
solutions in the following areas:

- Control of exoskeleton systems for assisted walking
- Assistive balance control and stabilization
- Impedance and soft interaction control between human and exoskeleton
- User gait intention and effort estimation and trajectory generation
for assisted locomotion

Workplace: Genova

A competitive salary, dependent on experience, will be offered.

*Application Procedure*

Interested applicants should submit in electronic form their CV
outlining experience, qualifications and a statement of interests and
plans to applications at iit.it, quoting “CONTROL ENGINEER P1” in the email 
subject. Please apply by December 15, 2014.

In order to comply with Italian law (art. 23 of Privacy Law of the
Italian Legislative Decree n. 196/03), the candidate is kindly asked to
give his/her consent to allow IIT to process his/her personal data.

We inform you that the information you provide will be solely used for
the purpose of assessing your professional profile to meet the
requirements of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. Your data will be
processed by Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, with its headquarters in
Genoa, Via Morego 30, acting as the Data Holder, using computer and
paper-based means, observing the rules on the protection of personal
data, including those relating to the security of data. Please also note 
that, pursuant to art.7 of Legislative Decree 196/2003, you may exercise 
your rights at any time as a party concerned by contacting the Data Manager.

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that
actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

Jody Saglia

Rehab Technologies
Italian Institute of Technology
Via Morego 30, Genova

t: +39 010 71781 926
m: +39 328 45 63 368
e: jody.saglia at iit.it

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