[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD student and post-doc positions available: robotics and biomechanics

Ravi Balasubramanian ravi.balasubramanian at oregonstate.edu
Tue Apr 26 09:57:36 PDT 2016

The Robotics and Human Control Systems (RHCS) Lab at Oregon State
University has PhD student and post-doctoral positions available
starting Fall 2016.  The focus of the work will be to augment or restore 
human function in manipulation and locomotion tasks by designing 
implantable mechanisms.  The mechanisms will improve the transmission of 
forces and movements between muscles and tendons or bone.  Two 
representative papers on this topic of "Re-Engineering the Human 
Musculoskeletal System from Within" on the topic are available at this 
link: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__web.engr.oregonstate.edu_-7Ebalasubr_Pub.html&d=CwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=4tBgkigvw4r99kRCguUAcem2mkBqfM3KRtK8b_qgbcA&s=ANw2R6ykdTAPmiCL_id2lXSRYszKCNE-L8H_UwerV3E&e= .
(Trans. Biomedical Engineering and Hand journal)

Given the highly interdisciplinary nature of the work, the ideal
candidate should have experience in most or all of the following:
Biomechanics (OpenSim)
Mechanical design (SolidWorks)
Kinematics, statics, and dynamics analysis
Fabrication and rapid prototyping (3D printing, CNC milling)
Experimental validation using robotic testbeds and measurement (force
sensors, motion capture)
Human and animal cadaver experiments
Conducting live animal experiments
Biomaterial selection

The post-doctoral fellow position is expected to last two years.
Interested parties should email Dr. Balasubramanian
(ravi.balasubramanian at oregonstate.edu) one PDF file with the following
information in the specified order.
1) CV that includes GPA, papers published, and projects participated in
2) Three paragraph description of your background, your interests, and
why this project is a good fit (maximum one page)
3) GRE scores (including percentile scores) if you are seeking a PhD
4) Transcripts if you are seeking a PhD
The email subject line should begin with “Responding to ad:”.

The RHCS lab is housed within OSU’s robotics program, which offers a
robotics PhD and is the largest robotics program on the US west coast.
Information on the robotics program is available at
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__robotics.oregonstate.edu_&d=CwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=4tBgkigvw4r99kRCguUAcem2mkBqfM3KRtK8b_qgbcA&s=SqhC34KPgt5QLQ0rdlvSR-frDHTJkwyxKrmWSXuwz94&e= .  Information on the RHCS lab director
Prof. Ravi Balasubramanian is available at
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__web.engr.oregonstate.edu_-7Ebalasubr_&d=CwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=4tBgkigvw4r99kRCguUAcem2mkBqfM3KRtK8b_qgbcA&s=_OspmQ4YWJJGYXf4M3KVuP3RVQ1yFXQixAIAtEkQt3o&e= .

Ravi Balasubramanian
Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331.
ravi.balasubramanian at oregonstate.edu
Graf Hall 315
Ph#: 541-737-4267
OSU Robotics: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__robotics.oregonstate.edu_&d=CwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=4tBgkigvw4r99kRCguUAcem2mkBqfM3KRtK8b_qgbcA&s=SqhC34KPgt5QLQ0rdlvSR-frDHTJkwyxKrmWSXuwz94&e= 

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