[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoc at University of California, Santa Barbara

Yon Visell yonvisell at ece.ucsb.edu
Fri Sep 15 09:08:41 PDT 2017

The RE Touch Lab at the University of California, Santa Barbara (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.re-2Dtouch-2Dlab.com&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=jfmHqlKkKX8lNvvwu_knDaMx6MrpGL-gZytGyM4C_KE&s=dgbp3bMyE47XeafraG_JA-CZ8vXIE2JjKRiCMxSGbJc&e=) has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to undertake innovative research in our lab. The research topic may involve engaging with current projects in our lab, in areas such as wearable haptics or soft electronics, or opening new directions in haptics and robotics.

The position is based in the California NanoSystems Institute at UCSB.  Our lab is affiliated with the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and the Media Arts and Technology Graduate Program at UCSB.

The successful candidate will, prior to the start date, possess a PhD in a mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, applied physics, or a related field.  A solid record of publication is expected, commensurate with the applicant’s level of experience.  

Experience in one or more of the following would be beneficial: haptics, mechatronics design, robotics hardware/systems, MEMS design, applied materials, or acoustics. Above all, we are looking for someone who is intellectually curious, hands-on, and highly motivated.

How to Apply:

Applicants should send a single email with Postdoc in the subject line to yonvisell / at \ ece.ucsb.edu .  The email should include the following:

	• A short written summary of the research background, interests, and relevant experience
	• Doctoral dissertation topic
	• Desired / available start date

As a PDF attachment, please include the following:

	• CV
	• List of publications
	• Contact information for at least 3 references

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.  

Initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal.

Our world-class facilities set in a beautiful mediterranean climate just steps from the California beach. The University of California, Santa Barbara College of Engineering is among the best in the world. Current UCSB faculty include six Nobel Prize laureates (three in the College of Engineering), one Fields Medalist, 29 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 27 members of the National Academy of Engineering.

We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Yon Visell, PhD
Assistant Professor

University of California, Santa Barbara  

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Media Arts & Technology Graduate Program
Department of Mechanical Engineering
California NanoSystems Institute


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