[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] robotic neuroprosthetics research engineer, University of Melbourne

Denny Oetomo doetomo at unimelb.edu.au
Mon Dec 14 19:35:17 PST 2015

Dear Colleagues, 

The University of Melbourne, in a collaborative project between the Melbourne School of Engineering and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (Department of Surgery at St Vincent's Hospital), has identified a strategic need to strengthen the intelligent system integration capabilities for the purpose of translational research in medical robotics, specifically in the area of Advanced Limb Reconstruction through robotics strategies. 

The opportunity now exists to appoint a high calibre research engineer in this role through the financial support by the Valma Angliss Trust Fund.  With this in mind, the successful candidate will work with academics on the technological aspects of advanced limb reconstruction (ALR) problem, in the design, build and commissioning of various prototypes to be fitted on subjects. 

The main responsibility is the establishment of the engineering capability to produce high end and cutting edge neuroprosthetics for amputees: both at the research prototypical level (where experimental strategies can be quickly and conveniently implemented and experimented upon) and at the product level (where custom designs can be quickly realised to fit any patients who would wear the devices on a day to day basis).   As such, the main quality desired in the successful applicant is the ability to produce well designed Mechatronics integrated system.
The secondary responsibility is the day-to-day coordination of the ALR research and engineering team activities. 

The position is available for 3 years, with a 6 month probation period. 

The candidate will work across the Melbourne Schools of Engineering (MSE) and Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS), as well as across the national and international collaborative network of the project.

To apply, please go to:

For enquiries, contact: Denny Oetomo (doetomo at unimelb.edu.au)
Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC 3010

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