[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Post-doc position in Biomechatronics: development of a flexible robotic suit at University of Twente (Netherlands)

h.vanderkooij at utwente.nl h.vanderkooij at utwente.nl
Mon Aug 17 02:29:13 PDT 2015

Post-doc position in Biomechatronics: development of a flexible robotic suit

Job description
The department Biomechanical Engineering (BME) of the University of Twente is specialized in the application area of Biomedical Technology. The research focuses on the interaction between the human motor system and medical devices that support this system. The result of this research is applied in the development of innovative medical devices.

We are looking for a junior/senior postdoctoral research fellow that will have a key research role in the development of a robotic flexible suit to make paraplegics walk again.
Exoskeletons are used to enhance the strength of the wearer, as an assistive device as well as for therapy of various groups of patients. However, usually these devices are bulky and heavy, uncomfortable and therefore not widely used in daily life. The aim of this project is to move beyond wearable exoskeletons and to develop a light and more comfortable flexible robotic suit. You will work in a team of several PhD students, post-doctoral fellows, and technicians.

Our offer
We offer a very challenging fulltime position for 30 months in an inspiring multidisciplinary and international environment. In accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities the gross monthly salary will range from € 2.977,- to € 3.908,- and will depend on experience and qualifications. Additionally, the University of Twente provides excellent facilities for professional and personal development, a holiday allowance (8%), an end-of-year bonus (8.3%) and a number of additional benefits.

Your profile
We are looking for highly motivated young scientists with a background and PhD in robotics, or (bio)mechanical design, who has a well established publication record in preferable the design of (compliant) robots and actuation, exoskeletons, or prosthesis.
We are looking for a very good team player. Strong writing and communication skills are also expected.

Information and application
More information about the department Biomechanical Engineering is available at:

For more information on the open position you can contact Prof. H. van der Kooij h.vanderkooij at utwente.nl<mailto:h.vanderkooij at utwente.nl>, phone: +3153-4894779.

Applications (assembled as a single PDF file) should contain a complete CV, university transcripts, a cover letter carefully describing research interests and goals, names and contact information of three references copies of up to three relevant scientific papers. A link to your personal website or multimedia portfolio highlighting your work in robotics is encouraged.

Your application should be submitted through the link below before 13th September, 2015.

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