[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Post-Doctoral Position in Electrostatic/Gecko-Like Adhesives

Matthew Spenko mspenko at iit.edu
Mon Jun 8 13:40:42 PDT 2015

*Job Description:*
The Robotics Laboratory (robots.iit.edu) at the Illinois Institute of
Technology has an opening for a post-doctoral position beginning in
mid-July (6 months with the possibility to extend).  The candidate
will conduct research on miniaturization and advancement of hybrid
electrostatic/gecko-like adhesives for robotic grippers and mobile robots
on real-world surfaces.  The candidate will work in a team environment with
faculty, other post-docs, and NASA researchers.

*Qualification requirements:*
Applicants must have earned a doctorate in mechanical engineering,
electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, or a related discipline.
Hands-on fabrication skills, the ability to debug manufacturing processes,
and excellent written and spoken English are essential.  Knowledge of FEA
software and basic circuit design is beneficial.  The candidate must be
able to start work by mid July, 2015.

The Illinois Institute of Technology is located in downtown Chicago and
offers a rewarding urban environment in which to live and work.

To apply, please email a CV and contacts of three references to Prof.
Matthew Spenko (mspenko at iit.edu) with the subject: Adhesive PostDoc.

Matthew Spenko
Associate Professor
The Robotics Lab
Illinois Institute of Technology

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