Multiple Postdoctoral Openings

We’re accepting applications for postdoctoral appointments in the areas of soft-matter robotics and assistive wearable technologies. The postdoctoral researcher will lead efforts to develop soft multifunctional materials that will function as “artificial” skin, nervous tissue, and muscle for sensing and actuation. These projects combine emerging methods and technologies in conductive elastomers, soft lithography manufacturing, and rapid prototyping.

We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in transducers, microfabrication, microfluidics, or polymers. Please send your CV, contact information for three references, and a one-page cover letter to cmajidi@andrew.cmu.edu. These are one-year appointments with the possibility for annual renewal.

Dual degree PhD Positions in Soft Robotics • CMU-Portugal

The Integrated Soft Materials Laboratory (CMU) and Institute of Systems and Robotics (http://www.isr.uc.pt) at University of Coimbra (UC) have joint PhD openings in the area of Soft Robotics. Students will receive a dual degree through the CMU-Portugal Program (http://www.cmuportugal.org/) and spend two years each at UC and CMU.

Their research will focus on the development of soft multifunctional materials, stretchable electronics, and mechatronics systems for safe physical interactions between humans and machines. This includes 3D printed soft robotics, wearable electronics for human motion tracking, and artificial skin for humanoids and prosthetics. This is a 4-year PhD program, with the candidate spending 2-years each at CMU and UC.

We are particularly looking for candidates with hands-on experience in microfabrication, additive manufacturing, and/or mechatronics. Interested PhD applicants should apply online to the Doctoral Program in Computer Science-Robotics: http://cmuportugal.org/tiercontent.aspx?id=3936. In your application, please refer to the following ERI project: CMUP-ERI/TIC/0021/2014 on Soft robotics and Wearable Technology. When sending your application, please also send a notification with your CV to Carmel Majidi (cmajidi@andrew.cmu.edu), Mahmoud Tavakoli (mahmoud@isr.uc.pt), Anibal T. de Almeida (adealmeida@isr.uc.pt) with the title CMUP-ERI/TIC/0021/2014-Application.