Postdoctoral Associate in Biomedical Engineering

Massachusetts, United States
18 Sep 2018
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18 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Aeronautics and Astronautics, to assume a position in the Stirling Group in collaboration with the MIT Lincoln Laboratory STRIVE Center to help develop a closed-loop, fluent, and intuitive lower extremity exoskeleton that can be easily used by an operator in real-world environments. The position will include opportunities for developing movement prediction algorithms, integration of adaptive controls, and presentation of sensory feedback to the exo-operator.

Will be expected to publish in peer-reviewed journals, present at conferences, assist in grant applications, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, or related field; a strong understanding of the neuromotor control of human movement, with experience in lower extremity motions; experience designing and performing human subject research; and an interest in human-exoskeleton teams.

Excellent documentation and strong interpersonal skills desired; as are the ability to contribute in a multidisciplinary team setting, prioritize and perform multiple tasks in a dynamic environment, and perform independent tasks. Recommended are experience includes human-in-the loop control systems, human-machine interfaces, brain-machine interfaces, exoskeletons, or exosuits; experience with physiological signal acquisition (e.g., IMU, EMG, EEG), processing, feature extraction, and modeling; and experience with programming (e.g., MATLAB, C++, Python).

Please apply with your CV and cover letter that includes the names of two references. 

Must be able to commit to one year (with potential for renewal to two to three years) and have U.S. citizenship. 

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.