[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Post-Doc in Intelligent Interactive Systems for ALS Patients at IIT, Italy

Leonardo De Mattos Leonardo.DeMattos at iit.it
Fri Apr 22 08:16:38 PDT 2016

Post-Doc position in Intelligent 
         Interactive Systems
            for ALS Patients

Biomedical Robotics Lab
Advanced Robotics Dept. 
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Genoa, Italy

The Biomedical Robotics Lab at IIT (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa, Italy) is looking for a highly motivated, full-time postdoctoral researcher to work in the area of intelligent interactive systems for assistive technologies. 

The position is offered within the project TEEP-SLA (www.teep-sla.eu), which is dedicated to the creation of novel assistive technologies for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) patients. The project's goal is to satisfy the patients' social interaction and communication needs with innovative interfaces and associated robotic technologies.

The Post-Doc will conduct research and development towards the creation of intelligent interfaces capable of effectively facilitating communication actions and the control of robotic systems. This will involve the development of solutions exploiting brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) and a range of  interactive systems (multisensory feedback, telepresence systems and robotic devices).

We are looking for an outstanding researcher highly motivated to work in the area of assistive systems for disable patients. The researcher will work in a multidisciplinary team including roboticists, biomedical engineers, interaction researchers and healthcare professionals. The work will include direct interaction with patients, their relatives, and healthcare professionals, both for the design and the evaluation of developed solutions. In addition to theoretical and hands-on research, the researcher will be expected to assist in the supervision of PhD students and to support the general activities of the laboratory.

This research is expected to advance the state of the art in BCI control, enabling greatly enhanced patient experience during the use of assistive communication and social interaction systems. Desired qualifications include:

- PhD degree in engineering, robotics, or related fields.
- Experience in user interface design and development.
- Excellent publication record.
- Experience interfacing computer systems and technological devices (e.g. robots).
- Experience with brain-computer interfaces.
- Strong interest in assistive technologies.
- Creativity and proactive attitude.
- Fluency in both spoken and written English. 
- Independent and persistent personality.
- Strong team player.

The salary will depend on qualifications and experience and will include additional health benefits. To apply, please send electronically a detailed CV with list of publications, University transcripts, your best first-author paper, a cover letter outlining motivation and statement of research interests/plan and contact information of at least two references to applications at iit.it by May 6th, 2016 stating "TEEP-SLA Post-Doc" in the subject of the e-mail. Only complete applications will be evaluated.


Please contact Dr. Leonardo Mattos (leonardo.mattos at iit.it) or Dr. Giacinto Barresi (giacinto.barresi at iit.it).

Application deadline: 

Application contact: 
applications at iit.it

Leonardo Mattos, PhD 
Team Leader
Head of Biomedical Robotics Laboratory
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Department of Advanced Robotics
Via Morego, 30 - 16163 Genova, Italy
TEL:  +39.010.71781.409 
FAX: +39.010.71781.232

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