[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoc positions in manipulation and whole-body control

Michael Mistry m.n.mistry at bham.ac.uk
Tue Aug 4 06:58:47 PDT 2015

*Postdoc positions available at the University of Birmingham, UK*

PostDoc #1: Compliant control for dual-arm manipulation tasks and physical
interaction with humans. Full project details here: cogimon.eu

You should have strong skills and a proven research record in dynamics,
control, and manipulation, as well as a track record with real robotic
experimentation. Strong coding skills (C/C++, Matlab) are a must.
Experience with Kuka LWR manipulators are a plus. Position is for up to 40
months. Further details including instructions for applying are here:


PostDoc #2: Modelling for whole-body human posture control with external
contacts. Full project details are here: codyco.eu

You should have strong skills and a proven research record in human
experimentation, biomechanics, modelling, and analysis. Skill in
programming (including Matlab/Simulink) are a plus. Position is for 12
months and potentially extendable. Further details including instructions
for applying are here: https://goo.gl/9zub1K


For either position, you should have a PhD in Computer Science, Engineering
(Mechanical, Electrical, or Bio), Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, or

At Birmingham you will be a member of the IRLab, a group with five faculty,
seven research fellows and fifteen research students. The lab has state of
the art equipment with access to a wide range of advanced platforms for
mobility and manipulation (

You will also be part of the Centre for Computation Neuroscience and
Cognitive Robotics (
http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/cncr/index.aspx), with
additional equipment for motion analysis and psychophysics.

First contact for any queries is Dr. Michael Mistry (m.n.mistry at bham.ac.uk).
Please include your CV in any correspondence and put “PostDoc application"
as the subject line.

Deadline for applications is the 27th August 2015, and late applications
may be considered.
Dr. Michael Mistry
Senior Lecturer in Robotics, University of Birmingham
http://michaelmistry.com || +44 121 414 8477

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