[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoctoral researcher position in robot-assisted rehabilitation at TU Delft, The Netherlands

Luka Peternel L.Peternel at tudelft.nl
Mon Mar 30 08:52:24 PDT 2020

Job description

Is it your dream to combine your passion for robotics with a desire to improve human health and well-being? If so, the departments of BioMechanical Engineering and Cognitive Robotics at TU Delft want you to help us develop robotics-assisted shoulder rehabilitation technology to improve patient outcomes. We are seeking a highly motivated and ambitious postdoctoral researcher to take the lead in the design and development of the robotic device and to evaluate its performance via experimental and simulation studies. The research will be conducted under the supervision of Dr. Ajay Seth and Dr. Luka Peternel where you will combine computational biomechanics and robotics to:

  *   develop a human-robot interface for shoulder rehabilitation;
  *   design and apply optimal rehabilitation strategies based on biomechanical models;
  *   and analyze the safety and potential efficacy based on carefully designed human experiments.


  1.  a PhD in robotics, mechatronics, computer science, mechanical engineering or related field by the start date
  2.  demonstrate interest in human biomechanics and application of robotics in rehabilitation
  3.  proficiency in C++ and Python programming and experience developing real-time applications
  4.  experience modeling robot and task dynamics using a physics-engine/multibody dynamics simulator and related APIs
  5.  willingness to use and contribute to opensource software: ROS, OpenSim, etc…
  6.  excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  7.  eager to apply for external funding if eligible.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year.

TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Employer: Technische Universiteit Delft

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.

Department: Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering

The 3mE Faculty<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.tudelft.nl/en/3me__;!!LIr3w8kk_Xxm!5DebVTrDNHbMw4Txv-bJ4PZmIqWTHllbeLCCLYtAZ_ty2I1hUNhnAAbtfCtBlfmFpPC2m-p1$ > trains committed engineering students, PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers in groundbreaking scientific research in the fields of mechanical, maritime and materials engineering. 3mE is the epitome of a dynamic, innovative faculty, with a European scope that contributes demonstrable economic and social benefits.

The Department of Biomechanical Engineering<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.tudelft.nl/en/3me/departments/biomechanical-engineering/__;!!LIr3w8kk_Xxm!5DebVTrDNHbMw4Txv-bJ4PZmIqWTHllbeLCCLYtAZ_ty2I1hUNhnAAbtfCtBlfmFpNluNe6m$ > at the Faculty of 3mE (Mechanical, Maritime, and Materials Engineering) was established 50 years ago. Its research program comprises Mechanical Engineering techniques, such as modeling and design, to analyze the interaction between biological and technical systems. This includes Medical Instruments & Bio-inspired Technology; Biomaterials & Tissue Biomechanics; and Biomechatronics & Human-Machine Control.
The department is also strongly involved in the educational programs of 3mE, including master programs on Biomedical Engineering, Biomechanical Design (a track of the Mechanical Engineering program), and Technical Medicine.

Additional information

For information about this vacancy, you can contact Ajay Seth, Assistant Professor, email: A.Seth at tudelft.nl<mailto:A.Seth at tudelft.nl>.

To apply, send the following documents to application-3mE at tudelft.nl<mailto:application-3mE at tudelft.nl>:

  *   an up-to-date, detailed curriculum vitae (cv),
  *   a letter of motivation, and
  *   transcripts from PhD program.

When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number 3mE20-26.

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Best regards,
Luka Peternel
Assistant Professor
Department of Cognitive Robotics
Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

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