Research Assistant, Soft Robotics

27 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
24 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Research Assistant will work in a research project aimed at developing a soft robot arm inspired to the octopus arm, for underwater manipulation.

The job includes: 

  • studying the octopus arm reaching movement and defining the main requirements for the robot arm. 
  • designing the soft robot arm and identifying the required technologies.
  • fabricating the soft robot arm and testing it experimentally.
  • collaborating with team members working on the robot arm modelling.


  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related fields.
  • Expertise in soft robotics
  • Experience in experimental research

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Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: College of Design and Engineering
Department : Mechanical Engineering
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 15808

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