[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] postdoctoral position in robotics, Northwestern University

Paul Umbanhowar umbanhowar at gmail.com
Wed Jan 27 14:55:29 PST 2016


A postdoctoral research position investigating enhanced legged locomotion
on yielding terrain is available in the Mechanical Engineering Department
at Northwestern University. The researcher will develop physics models and
control methodologies for improved legged locomotion on soft ground, using
both computational modeling and experiments to inform their work.  The
successful candidate will have a PhD in mechanical engineering, physics, or
a related field, and a strong background in mechatronics, robotics, applied
control theory, or experimental physics is preferred.  The project will be
supervised by Profs. Paul Umbanhowar and Kevin Lynch in the Neuroscience
and Robotics Laboratory (nxr.northwestern.edu), which focuses its work at
the intersection of robotics, physics, and biology.  The lab is located on
Northwestern’s Evanston campus which is adjacent to the scenic Lake
Michigan shoreline and an easy subway or train ride into Chicago. The
position is available immediately. The initial term of appointment is for
one year, with the possibility of renewal based on satisfactory performance
and funding.

Interested persons should send a CV, a statement of research interests, and
contact information for three references to Prof. Umbanhowar at
umbanhowar at northwestern.edu.  Applications will be accepted until the
position is filled.  Northwestern University is an equal opportunity
employer.


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