[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoc and PhD Positions in Wearable and Humanoid Robots at City University of New York in NYC

Hao Su hao.su at ccny.cuny.edu
Thu Nov 22 12:10:50 PST 2018

The Biomechatronics and Intelligent Robotics Lab (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__haosu-2Drobotics.github.io&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Nbk9UlnB_4Q6_V7AgfFEZxCK9HKlCRJMkMoeTK_Kpy0&s=Xy-osziH5xN8cOuj9qlVm3t_7cp88o3HNKrvE2YucVk&e=) at the City University of New York (CUNY), City College is seeking one post-doc fellow (available now) and PhD students with design and control expertise in the areas of wearable robots, legged robots, and humanoid robots. The lab won Toyota Mobility Challenge Discovery Award, TechSAge Design Competition finalist, and $50K Zahn entrepreneurship competition. The selected candidate will join a multidisciplinary research team to study high performance electric motors, design soft wearable robots, legged robots, and humanoid robots in collaboration with professors, physical therapists and surgeons at Cornell University, New York University, and several top medical schools in the United States. This is a great opportunity to pioneer research in a new generation of wearable, legged, and humanoid robot platforms alongside several PIs who have expertise in mechatronics, computer vision, and machine learning.

Postdoc Qualification: 
- PhD in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Robotics, or related areas 
- Strong hands on experience in Mechatronics

Focused area #1: Mechanical design and actuator modeling of wearable robots, soft robots, humanoid, or legged robots. Experience in actuator design, cable transmission, legged robots, hydraulics or pneumatics is a plus. 

Focused area #2: Force and position control of our wearable, legged, and humanoid robots. Experience in force control, embedded systems, and haptics is a plus. 
PhD students can be admitted in 2019 Fall. PhD students will receive tuition scholarship and stipend support. Students are required to have GRE and TOEFL (or IELTS) before admission.
** About the lab and City University of New York **
The Biomechatronics lab was established in 2017 and is a 1500 sq ft facility with the latest generation motion capture system, humanoid platforms, state of the art physiology measurement devices, cameras, IMUs, high performance motors, and more. The lab is a vibrant workplace; students can work on a diverse set of projects, conduct hands-on experiments, and publish high-quality papers.
The candidates can work with our Zahn Innovation Center, a startup incubator that has helped create $6M in startup revenue and over 100 internships for students. They can also work with the New York Center for Biomedical Engineering (NYCBE), a consortium of New York City medical research institutions established in 1994 to serve as a focal center for collaborative biomedical engineering research in the New York metropolitan area. Partner institutions include Columbia University, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York University, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Located in Manhattan, CCNY is as diverse, dynamic, and visionary as New York City itself.

** Application **
Applications (assembled as a SINGLE PDF file) should contain a CV, a list of publications, and copies of up to four scientific papers. Applications should be emailed to Prof. Hao Su (hao.su at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ccny.cuny.edu&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Nbk9UlnB_4Q6_V7AgfFEZxCK9HKlCRJMkMoeTK_Kpy0&s=utMANpuZnJZsbXVKZGbnHXphMJ9kJ_2a-j0wpCBkkkI&e=). Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Hao Su, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Director, Lab of Biomechatronics and Intelligent Robotics
Department of Mechanical Engineering
City University of New York, City College 
Steinman Hall, Room 225
275 Convent Avenue New York, NY 10031
Web: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__haosu-2Drobotics.github.io_&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Nbk9UlnB_4Q6_V7AgfFEZxCK9HKlCRJMkMoeTK_Kpy0&s=UK9PK7-KFeGvhPiEKy9cyuj71UGnSHn2ydjUXGoCSl8&e=

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