[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Post-doc Position in Haptics at Stanford University

Allison Mariko Okamura aokamura at stanford.edu
Wed Nov 18 08:26:43 PST 2015

A post-doctoral position is available at the Stanford University Collaborative Haptics and Robotics in Medicine (CHARM) Laboratory -- PI, Allison Okamura. The goal of the project is to develop the basic principles of haptic interfaces that provide compelling tactile interactions with virtual environments.

The postdoc will develop novel experimental platforms, control and haptic rendering software, user studies, and sample applications. The postdoc will collaborate with other students/postdocs at Stanford, as well as engineers at Oculus Research. Some travel between California and the Redmond, Washington area is likely. In addition, the postdoc will have the opportunity to participate in other research and professional development activities within Stanford and the CHARM Lab (http://charm.stanford.edu).

Required experience: Mechanical design and prototyping, mechatronic system integration, implementation of controllers for mechatronic systems (in C++), and design and implementation of user studies for psychophysical research or evaluation of haptic devices. Preferred experience: Statistical analysis, integrated haptic and graphic rendering, neuroscience or psychology background. By the start date, the postdoc must have a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Bioengineering, or similar fields.

The ideal start date is between January 1 and March 1, 2016, and the position will last for a minimum of 9 months with potential for renewal. Review of applications will begin on November 23, 2015. If interested and qualified, please email the following items to Allison Okamura (aokamura at stanford.edu) in a single pdf file:

1. One paragraph summary of qualifications for this project and relevant experience. Include expected graduation date (if still a Ph.D. student) and available start date.
2. Dissertation title and abstract
3. Names and email addresses of two or more references
4. CV with links to online papers

Send to: aokamura at stanford.edu
Please put HAPTICS POSTDOC in the Subject line.

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