[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] postdoc in robotics and microsystems at Maryland

Sarah Bergbreiter sarahb at umd.edu
Thu Dec 17 13:57:31 PST 2015

The Maryland Micro Robotics Lab (Prof. Sarah Bergbreiter) invites
applications for a post-doc opening to work on projects at the intersection
of robotics and microsystems. This position has a great deal of flexibility
in project goals; interests include millimeter-scale mobile robots,
bio-inspired robots and mechanisms, microactuation, small soft robots, soft
sensing, and soft actuation. More details on current lab projects can be
found on our website (http://mrl.umd.edu).

Since projects can vary, previous experience in robotics, dynamics,
electro-mechanical design, microfabrication, and MEMS are highly desirable
but not all are required. This is a great opportunity for a strong
roboticist to learn more about microfabrication for example. Strong
organizational skills, creativity, motivation, and communication (oral and
written) ability *are* required.

Candidates should have a strong interest in contributing to and
collaborating with multidisciplinary teams (engineers, biologists,
materials scientists) and will be expected to publish scholarly papers and
attend international conferences, as well as take on a mentorship role for
undergraduate and graduate students.

The ideal start date is Jan 1 - Mar 1, 2016 and the position will last for
a minimum of 1 year with the potential for renewal. Later start dates may
be available for exceptional candidates. Applications, assembled as a
single PDF file, should contain
* cover letter describing research interests and goals
* a complete CV with a full list of publications
* names and contact information of three references (expected to provide
letters of recommendation)

If interested and qualified, please send your application to Sarah
Bergbreiter, sarahb at umd.edu.

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