Postdoc, Engineer, PhD Positions: Surgical, Humanoid, Wearable Robots at North Carolina State University
The Biomechatronics and Intelligent Robotics Lab in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at North Carolina State University is seeking engineers, postdoc fellows, and PhD students with Mechatronics Design, Electric Motor, Control, Learning expertise for applications in surgical robots, humanoid robots, and wearable robots. The lab conducts translational research, publishes high-caliber papers, and offers entrepreneurship opportunities.
The selected candidate will join a multidisciplinary research team to study high-performance surgical, wearable, and humanoid robots in collaboration with Columbia University Medical School and Harvard University Medical School. This is a great opportunity to pioneer research in a new generation of healthcare robot platforms to publish high-impact papers alongside PIs who have expertise in mechatronics, computer vision, and machine learning. We won the Innovation Challenge of Wearable Robotics Association, Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge, and Toyota Mobility Challenge Discovery Award. ABB Robotics and Intuitive Surgical (North Carolina) are on campus.
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 email@example.com
PhD in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, Robotics, Computer Science, or related areas including:
- Research experiences in one or more of the following areas: mechatronics design, mechanism design, electric motor, actuator, embedded system, control, machine learning, reinforcement learning
- Research experiences in one of the following areas: humanoid robots, legged robots, wearable robots, surgical robots, soft robots.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
PhD students can be admitted in the fall semester (preferred) and spring semester. PhD students will receive tuition scholarship and stipend support. Students are required to have TOEFL (or IELTS or Duolingo), GRE is not required. https://www.mae.ncsu.edu/academics/graduate-programs/how-to-apply-graduate/
Research engineer qualification:
- BS or MS degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, a related field, or equivalent experience solving complex hardware challenges.
- Strong background selecting, assembling, and troubleshooting motors, motor controllers, and other electro-mechanical components.
- Mastery of 3D CAD systems (Solidworks or similar) and experience negotiating version control with multiple contributors on large assemblies
About Biomechatronics lab and North Carolina State University
The Biomechatronics lab is an 1800 sq. ft. facility with the latest generation motion capture system, humanoid platforms, legged robots, state-of-the-art physiology measurement devices, cameras, IMUs, high-performance motors, and more.
The College of Engineering at NCSU, ranked one of the finest engineering and computer science schools in the world, offers state-of-the-art facilities for students and faculty engaged in vital areas of research and technology transfer. NCSU has a strong research cluster of faculty in robotics, control, and rehabilitation engineering. Located in the vibrant Research Triangle, our university is surrounded by high-tech companies including ABB robotics, Intuitive Surgical (North Carolina), 3D Systems, Apple's new campus, Google, SAS, IBM, Cisco. North Carolina is rated one of the best places to live in the USA. The nationally-ranked School of Medicine at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University provide an excellent clinical environment for translational medicine. Our lab offers state-of-the-art facilities for robotics and biomedical engineering researchers engaged in vital areas of technology transfer.
Hao Su, Ph.D.
Director, Lab of Biomechatronics and Intelligent Robotics
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA