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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Postdoctoral Associate in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Postdoctoral Associate

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Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Mechanical Engineering, to perform research on human motor control and physical human-robot interaction. Research directed by Professor Neville Hogan in the Newman Laboratory aims to understand how humans manage their remarkable agility and dexterity; optimize physical collaboration between humans and machines; and develop innovative, enabling, therapeutic, and assistive technologies. Much of this research is conducted in collaboration with Professor Dagmar Sternad’s Action Lab at Northeastern University. The Newman Laboratory is located in Cambridge on the banks of the Charles River, in the heart of the Boston area, a stimulating environment for interdisciplinary research. Will be expected to contribute to specific ongoing research projects, but will be encouraged to bring expertise and ideas to all existing and potential new projects.

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REQUIRED: Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, electrical and/or computer engineering, physics, or motor neuroscience. Candidates from other relevant disciplines will be considered but experience with robotic analysis and control of electro-mechanical systems is important. Facility with modern computational tools is expectd, e.g., MATLAB, C++, Python, Statistics, etc. Experience with human subject experimentation would be an asset. Successful applicants will demonstrate a record of independent research and a strong interest in a multidisciplinary approach to human and robotic motor control. Job #18460In addition to applying online via the MIT website, applicants should submit a curriculum vita, including a list of publications, and two letters of recommendation to Hiring will start as soon as possible. 1/16/20

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.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.