[jobs] Fully funded PostDoc position in wearable soft robotics at Bristol Robotics Laboratory, UK

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[jobs] Fully funded PostDoc position in wearable soft robotics at Bristol Robotics Laboratory, UK

Fully funded PostDoc opening in wearable soft robotics at Bristol

The University of Bristol and Bristol Robotics Laboratory invites applications for an immediate postdoctoral research position in the area of design and development of soft robotic wearable devices for physical assist and rehabilitation.

The successful candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary team from seven leading UK research institutes, led by the University of Bristol, on the new EPSRC-funded project “Wearable Soft Robotics for Independent Living”. This project will develop wearable soft robotic technologies which are needed for the next generation of healthcare, assist and rehabilitation devices. These include smart clothing that is easy to put on and comfortable and which will give power assist to people as their move about their daily lives. These technologies are targeted at people with disabilities and elderly people. Power assist will be through the development of novel soft robotic actuators, sensors and soft-smart materials, particular areas of expertise of the Bristol Soft Robotics Research Group.

You will hold (or will be expected to obtain soon) a strong PhD in a discipline relevant to the project. In addition to a strong research track record you will also have excellent communication and presentation skills, and the enthusiasm to develop new and imaginative wearable soft robotics.

This post is offered on a full time fixed term contract for 3 years.

Vacancy Number: ACAD101414
To apply online:
Application deadline: 7th June 2015

Informal enquiries can be made to: Jonathan Rossiter (Jonathan.Rossiter@bris.ac.uk)

Appointment may be either on a fixed term or an open-ended contract depending on the extent of previous relevant research experience, in line with the University’s Fixed Term Contract Agreement. Further information can be found at www.bristol.ac.uk/hr/ftc/

Jonathan Rossiter
Engineering Mathematics
Bristol Robotics Laboratory
University of Bristol, UK.
+44 (0) 117 3315601