The nanoFAB is please to post the following employment opportunity for a Post Doc within the Maryland Micro Robotics Lab. Please see below:
The Maryland Micro Robotics Lab (Prof. Sarah Bergbreiter) invites applications for a post-doc opening to work on projects at the intersection of robotics and microsystems. This position has a great deal of flexibility in project goals; interests include millimeter-scale mobile robots, bio-inspired robots and mechanisms, microactuation, small soft robots, soft sensing, and soft actuation. More details on current lab projects can be found on our website (http://mrl.umd.edu).
Since projects can vary, previous experience in electro-mechanical design, microfabrication, MEMS, and robotics are highly desirable but not all are required. This is a great opportunity for a strong MEMS researcher to learn more about the applicability of microsystem for robotics for example. Strong organizational skills, creativity, motivation, and communication (oral and written) ability *are* required.
Candidates should have a strong interest in contributing to and collaborating with multidisciplinary teams (engineers, biologists, materials scientists) and will be expected to publish scholarly papers and attend international conferences, as well as take on a mentorship role for undergraduate and graduate students.
The ideal start date is Jan 1 – Mar 1, 2016 and the position will last for a minimum of 1 year with the potential for renewal. Later start dates may be available for exceptional candidates. Applications, assembled as a single PDF file, should contain
* cover letter describing research interests and goals
* a complete CV with a full list of publications
* names and contact information of three references (expected to provide letters of recommendation)
If interested and qualified, please send your application to Sarah Bergbreiter, firstname.lastname@example.org.