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Do you want to develop wearable solutions for preventing musculoskeletal injuries in factory workers performing manual tasks? Are you passionate about developing novel human-machine interfaces for highly ergonomic exosuits? The Neuro-Mechanical Modeling and Engineering Lab (http://bit.ly/NMLab) is seeking for a creative and outstanding post-doctoral fellow to work within the newly funded EU project SOPHIA. You will become part of a growing team of roboticists, biomechanists, as well as partners in machinery and automotive industries.
The H2020 SOPHIA Project seeks to realize adaptable and safe human-robot collaborative environments. Through well-tested sensing methods, modeling, and control algorithms, SOPHIA will see humans and robots working together in factory production settings. In this way, SOPHIA will remove the separation between man and machine to improve factory output. SOPHIA consortium encompasses a large international consortium of academic and industrial partners.Your tasks
You will focus on workers performing locomotion and lifting tasks, who are prone to lower back and leg injuries. These injuries may be prevented if the tasks are executed with optimal body posture and with the aid of wearable assistive robots. Your tasks will include:
Apply by December 8th, 2019 trough the button below. You can upload max 3 documents. Applications should include the following documents:
Note that incomplete applications (not including cover letter, CV, video, and transcripts) will not be considered. Please, only apply via the web platform and not via email. The successful candidate ideally begins on February 1st, 2020 or as soon as possible after that date.
For questions, please contact Assoc.-Prof. Massimo Sartori, mail: email@example.com.
The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.
The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) is one of the five faculties of the University of Twente. ET combines Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. Our faculty has approximately 1800 bachelor and master students, 400 employees and 150 PhD candidates. The departments of the faculty cooperatively conduct the educational programmes and participate in interdisciplinary research projects, programmes and the research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centra and Digital Society Institute.
University of Twente (UT)
Drienerlolaan 5, 7522 NB, Enschede
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