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

Jody Saglia jody.saglia at iit.it
Mon Sep 1 06:52:08 PDT 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 September 30, 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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