[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] PhD scholarships in Soft Robotics, Haptics, and Flexible Endoscopic Systems for Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatment
Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering (GSBmE), Faculty of Engineering,
University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia is looking for PhD
positions starting in Semester 2 (June/2019) and/or Semester 3 (June/2019)
with fully scholarship support for both tuition fee and stipend.
The successful students will work on projects related to the design,
fabrication, modeling, and control of soft robotics (novel soft sensors and
actuators), flexible mechatronic systems for flexible surgical systems
(gastrointestinal cancer treatments), wearable devices (for haptic/tactile
displays), soft capsule endoscopy for obesity/cancer diagnosis, novel soft
sensors and actuators, and other biomedical devices (treatment for
respiratory disorder, rehabilitation…).
Detailed research projects will be discussed during the interviews. These
positions will be based in Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering in
collaboration with School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney,
Prospective students with background in these following areas are desirable:
mechanical design, mechatronics, soft robotics, smart materials, and
control. Good hands-on skills and experiences in medical device design,
mechanical fabrication, sensors, actuators, and soft materials are plus.
Successful candidates should be highly self-motivated to pursue independent
and interdisciplinary research.
Interested students are invited to send their applications to Dr. Thanh Nho
Do via [hidden email] and include:
1) Cover letter with your detailed research interest (1-2 pages would be
2) Your CV with detailed experiences (previous and current projects,
publications) and includes two academic references
3) Academic transcripts and cert of degrees
4) Soft copy of your publications if any (e.g. journals, conferences,
thesis…) and links to illustration photos/videos, developed prototypes,
5) Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS...) that meets minimum
requirement from UNSW (see below link).
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Successful students will work under Dr. Do’s supervision.
- A top-up allowance per year for 3.5 years will be provided for exceptional
- Annual travel fund for local/international conference and to visit
collaborators’ labs in USA and Europe.
UNSW Australia is a research-intensive university ranked in the world’s top
50 universities (QS rankings 2018). UNSW ranks 45th in the 2018 QS World
University Rankings, 85th in the 2018 Times Higher Education World
University Rankings, and ranked 36th in the world for academic reputation.
UNSW is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight Australia's leading
research intensive universities and is Australia’s most comprehensive
research-intensive university, one of only two in the world to be ranked in
50 subject areas in the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic
Thank you very much.
Thanh Nho Do PhD
Scientia Fellow, Lecturer
Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering