[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoc Fellow positions at the Singapore Institute of Neurotechnology

Yu Haoyong bieyhy at nus.edu.sg
Thu Feb 5 04:57:47 PST 2015

Multiple Research Fellow Positions are available immediately in Robotics and NeuroRehabilitation Lab, Singapore Institute of Neurotechnology (SiNAPSE), National University of Singapore

1.           Flexible Surgical Robotics
We are looking for highly motivated candidates to participate in developing tendon driven flexible Surgical robots at the Robotics Lab at the Singapore Institute of Neurotechnology (SINAPSE). The key focus of this research will be on the novel mechanism design with tendon as well as smart materials, modeling, sensing and control of the flexible arms, instrument shape and force sensing and tracking, master slave system design with haptic feedback, animal and clinical testing and validation.
Candidates with a PhD degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering with the following relevant research background are welcome to apply:  mechatronics, robot design, surgical robotics, dynamic systems modeling, sensing, and control. Candidates with strong experimental experience as well as good written and spoken English skills are strongly preferred.
2.           Gait Rehabilitation Robotics
We are currently developing robotic exoskeletons for over ground gait training for individuals with neurological impairments. This research aims to develop the fundamental enabling technologies to create a paradigm shift in the development of the next generation wearable robotics. In particular, we will focus on the following key research areas: a) Bio-inspired compliant and force controllable actuators with variable impedance for safer human robot interaction; b) Novel mechanism design, such as cable drive mechanism to achieve lightweight wearable robotics; c) Novel sensing technologies for human motion intent detection with wearable sensors and machine learning algorithms for gait kinematics and gait phase detection; d) Novel bio-signal processing techniques for both EEG and EMG for brain machine interface and biofeedback; e) Intelligent control systems for better human robot interaction control.
We are looking for highly motivated candidates with the following relevant research background to apply: biomechanics of human walking, sensory-motor control, rehabilitation and assistive engineering, electromechanical dynamic systems modeling and control, robot control, human robot interaction, bio signal processing and machine learning.
For more information about our research, please visit our website: http://www.sinapseinstitute.org/projects/robotics/index.php
SINAPSE will provide excellent work conditions impressive financial and physical resources. The salaries will be internationally competitive and commensurate with experience, and health insurance coverage as well as travel to international conferences will be included. Interested researchers and fellows should contact as soon as possible Prof. Haoyong Yu (bieyhy at nus.edu.sg) sending a CV with two external references and a letter of accomplishments, motivation and career goals.

Dr. Haoyong Yu
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
National University of Singapore
Block EA 02-02, 9 Engineering Drive 1
Singapore 117575
Tel: +65-66011590
Fax: +(65) 6872-3069
Email:bieyhy at nus.edu.sg
Web: http://sinapseinstitute.org/projects/robotics.php


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