[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Fall 2019, PhD candidate

Mummolo, Carlotta cmummolo at njit.edu
Fri Mar 1 09:54:52 PST 2019

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the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) seeks a highly qualified
student for a PhD fellowship with a starting date in the fall semester of
2019. Deadline for expression of interest: March 31, 2019.

The ideal candidate should be a highly motivated individual with
outstanding writing skills and a strong background in math, mechanics, and
computer programming.

The objectives of the doctoral project can include (but are not limited to)
the following topics:


   Balance control algorithm for lower-limb robotic exoskeletons

   Multi-contact interaction of human and robot extremities (soft and
   rigid) with the environment

   Quantitative assessment outcomes for the balance stability of legged
   robots and human subjects

Each project will consist of three fundamental components: theoretical
modeling, computer simulation, and experiments.  Experimental work will
involve robotic platforms (e.g., Center for Rehabilitation Robotics
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collaboration with various clinical facilities), and state of the art
motion capture and makerspace <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.njitmakerspace.com_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Y9Cce8X7LCel9Gbg32Pjq8PR5ZyttaBTSXYlwDjzjIo&s=-p4JGCJWBqJLNFd_FS53P6ao3eVBejaivlwcKk4xkjA&e=> facilities.

The selected candidate will enter a joint PhD program between the
Department of Biomedical Engineering at NJIT and the School of Graduate
Studies Biomedical and Health Sciences at Rutgers University (NJIT-Rutgers
Joint Ph.D. Program
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prospective student is expected to work on collaborative projects with NYU,
Università di Roma la Sapienza (Italy), Politecnico di Bari (Italy), etc.,
to travel regularly, and possibly to spend a period of study abroad


Candidates applying for the position must hold a MS degree in Mechanical,
Biomedical, or Electrical engineering (or in Applied Mathematics, Physics,
Computer Science, or similar fields) with a minimum GPA of 3.50/4.00.  A
background in applied mathematics, mechanics fundamentals, algorithms and
programming (included but not limited to C, C++, Python, Matlab) is
imperative. Some background in advanced dynamics, robot mechanics, control,
mechatronics, and viscoelastic materials is highly desired.  Females and
minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Selected candidates will be
asked to follow up with the official application through the university
admission system, which will require: provision of the GRE scores (minimum
157 for quantitative score) for all applicants and a TOEFL or IELTS score
for international applicants.

If you are interested in the position, please email Dr. Carlotta Mummolo (
cmummolo at njit.edu) using the following subject line in your email: “PhD
Application COPPELIA lab (NJIT) – LastName FirstName”. Please attach the
following documents to your email (please use cloud platforms for files
over 5 MB:)


   A cover letter of 1 page describing yourself and why you are a good fit
   for this job

   Your most updated CV

   Two reference letters

   An unofficial copy of your graduate and undergraduate transcripts

   3 representative publications or reports (if available)

   Any proof of programming project (bits of code, websites, etc.)

Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration,
kindly submit all application material by March 31, 2019.  The position
will be open until filled.

Carlotta Mummolo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Director, Coppélia Research Lab
Department of Biomedical Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology
323 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Fenster Hall 614, Newark, NJ 07103
Email: cmummolo at njit.edu    Phone: 973-596-2975

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