The Center for Micro-BioRobotics (CMBR), an IIT-Network Center based in Pontedera, Pisa, is opening a Postdoctoral position in the area of self-powered mechanical sensing for soft robotics and wearable systems.
The major objective of this research area is to investigate new sensing solutions for discriminating multiple mechanical stimuli (e.g. pressure, strain, vibration, etc.) from which to harvest energy. The approach is to merge soft materials with function (sensing and energy), and to build innovative responsive soft robotic components and/or garments.
We are looking for a bright scientist expert in the following areas:
All the above competences/skills are highly desirable but not all are strictly mandatory.
Moreover, experience on the following will be highly beneficial:
The prospective candidate has a background and Ph.D. in Material Science, Engineering, Robotics, Physics or the like. She/he is creative and motivated, with excellent analytical, organizational and communication skills, and proficient in written/spoken English. She/he will be expected to: publish scholarly papers and attend international conferences; proactively perform research in a multidisciplinary working environment; be capable and responsible of setting-up, follow, and monitor personal research plans and directions; supervise PhD students.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, seniority and experience.
Applications, assembled as a single PDF file, shall include:
Please apply by February 28, 2017.
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