Hiring

Postdoctoral Opening in Computational Modeling

We’re accepting applications for a postdoctoral appointment in computational modeling of soft multifunctional materials and robotics. The postdoc will lead efforts to develop a physics-based computational framework for modeling heterogenous systems and structures composed of elastomers, fluids, and compliant materials.

We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in finite element analysis, physics engines, computer graphics, and/or computational differential geometry as well as a strong foundation in mechanics and object-oriented coding. Please send your CV, contact information for three references, and a one-page cover letter to cmajidi@andrew.cmu.edu. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility for annual renewal. There is flexibility on the start date, although a January 2018 start is preferred.

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.