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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Open Post-Doctoral Positions in Soft Robotics (University of Tokyo)

Open Post-Doctoral Positions in Soft Robotics (University of Tokyo)

1. Recruiting Post-Docs:
The soft robotics project "Science of Soft Robots" is underway after
receiving the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas
from MEXT Japan. This project integrates soft robots, soft materials,
flexible electronics, and bio-inspired information processing. In
particular, our project team, led by Kohei Nakajima (University of
Tokyo), aims to break the limits of computational capabilities in
soft-body dynamics, as based on physical reservoir computing frameworks
using novel flexible sensor technologies. We seek one or two
post-doctoral researchers who are interested in working with our team
and have one of the following background experiences:

(1)Mechanical design and prototyping (specifically preparing simple
mock-up systems to implement novel ideas)
(2)Strong coding skills (also capable of setting up sensors, actuators,
and their interfaces)
(3)Machine learning and control theory
(4)Nonlinear dynamics and information theory

Successful applicants are encouraged to engage in collaborations within
the project by visiting our partners in Japan.

2. Requirements:
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills (in English)
-A Ph.D. (or anticipated at the time of application) in related topics
-Excellent academic track record with publications in top conferences
and journals
-Ability to work in a collaborative team

3. Place of Work:
Chair for Frontier AI Education
Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, the University of
7-3-1 Hongo
Bunkyo-ku Tokyo
113-8656 Japan

4. Appointment:
A single-fiscal-year system (with a potential extension based on project
performance until the 2022 fiscal year)

5. Staring Date:
Earliest possible

6. Application Documents:
(1)Curriculum vitae (including a photo, education, work experiences,
nationality, address, and contact information)
(2)List of achievements:
   (b)Participation in research projects
   (c)Activities in academic communities and societies
(3)Three copies of your relevant scientific papers

7. Deadline:
October 31, 2018 (closed earlier if the position is filled)

8. Application:
Send PDF files of the application documents to:
Kohei Nakajima ([hidden email])
Subject line: “Application for Post-doctoral Research Position”

9. Information:
Kohei Nakajima: www.kohei-nakajima.com/
About the project: softrobot.jp/

Kohei Nakajima, Ph.D.
Chair for Frontier AI Education,
Graduate School of Information Science and Technology,
The University of Tokyo
PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency
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