[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] postdoctoral positions at Harvard

Robert Wood rjwood at seas.harvard.edu
Mon Dec 19 08:19:41 PST 2016

The Wyss Institute at Harvard University is seeking four postdoctoral researchers in the areas of active soft materials, modeling for soft and hybrid rigid/soft systems, manufacturing, system integration, controller development and performance evaluation of soft wearable robots and autonomous soft robots. Specifically, we seek candidates in the following areas: 1) soft actuators (that compare to the performance of electromagnetic motors in terms of energy density and efficiency); 2) compliant sensors suitable for integration with textiles; 3) system level mechatronic design/integration for textile/apparel-based systems; 4) embedded controller development for intent detection for collaborative human-robot control. This will entail a highly experimental and collaborative approach, leveraging our ability to create multi-scale, multi-material soft composite devices and their application to highly translation-focused wearable systems. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Biomechanics or a related field. 

Applicants should send a cover letter briefly describing their background and career plans, a CV, three sample publications and the names and contact information for at least three references. Please clearly indicate which of the four positions described above you are applying to. The positions are open immediately (1/1/17) and guaranteed for a year with a possible second year extension. These documents should be submitted as pdf attachments to Prof. Wood: rjwood at seas.harvard.edu and Prof. Walsh:walsh at seas.harvard.edu. 

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Robert Wood
Charles River Professor
	of Engineering and
	Applied Sciences, 
	Harvard John A. Paulson
	School of Engineering and 
	Applied Sciences
Core Faculty Member
	Wyss Institute for 
	Biologically Inspired
Harvard University

Harvard Microrobotics Lab

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