Job Openings in Wearable Robotics at Harvard Biodesign Lab
Submitted by RoboticsVO on March 17, 2014 - 3:40pm
The Harvard Biodesign Lab at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Harvard University invites applications for immediate openings in the areas of design, fabrication, control and human studies evaluation of wearable robots. It is expected that mechanical design, embedded systems for real-time control, material science, soft robotics, sensor design, and biomechanics will be key features of the research. In addition, these positions will be under the DARPA Warrior Web Program and have a focus on the development of robust systems that can be evaluated outside of a laboratory environment. Previous experience in robotics, medical device design, human interface design, textile manufacturing, and/or mechanical testing are highly desirable. Strong organizational skills, creativity, motivation, and communication (oral and written) ability required. Multiple positions in each of the two categories below are to be filled.
*Postdoctoral Research Fellows
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Robotics, Materials Science, Textiles, Electrical Engineering, Biomechanics or a related field and a proven track record of high quality publications. The candidates should have a strong interest in contributing to multidisciplinary teams (engineers, computer scientists, physiologists, bioengineers and clinicians) and will be expected to publish scholarly papers and attend international conferences, as well as take on a mentorship role for undergraduate and graduate students.
Applicants should have a B.S. (M.S. or Ph.D. preferred) in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Robotics, Materials Science, Textiles, Electrical Engineering or a related field and 3-5 years experience where they have demonstrated strong independent research and development expertise. The candidates should have a strong interest in developing robust hardware and software solutions for systems that can be tested outside of a laboratory environment. The candidate will be working with faculty, staff, postdocs and students at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard design, development and translation focused efforts.
- Staff Electrical Engineer (31766BR)
- Staff Engineer- Wearable Sensors (31767BR):
- Staff Electromechanical Engineer- Actuators and Transmission Systems (31768BR)
- Functional Apparel Designer (31752BR)
- Technical Program Manager (31758BR)
Applications for postdoc positions, assembled as a single PDF file, should contain a complete resume, cover letter describing research interests and goals, full list of publications, copies of up to three relevant scientific papers, as well as the names and contact information of three references (expected to provide letters of recommendation). Applications for staff engineer positions, assembled as a single PDF file, should contain a complete resume, cover letter describing career interests and goals, full list of publications and projects, copies of up to three relevant scientific papers or documentation for significant projects they have worked on, as well as the names and contact information of three references (expected to provide letters of recommendation).