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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD positions at Universita Campus Bio-Medico in Rome

Ciancio Anna Lisa

Call for open positions in the fields of bio-robotics, biomechanics and neural engineering
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The Unit of Biomedical Robotics and Biomicrosystems (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.biorobotics.it&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=JbLXeKi0Z2NBmyWRgUN9oXtPt2_qxaqdJ15W8Y3qk38&s=VO80w7IN7YB2oFf0xqqag3mZhRcqBmhSqt8fg6OWBEg&e= ) at Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.unicampus.it&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=JbLXeKi0Z2NBmyWRgUN9oXtPt2_qxaqdJ15W8Y3qk38&s=psvkM8jobG5qp-qQWPSBtsdR0M1drSicdxQ-Zwt7r-Y&e= ) is accepting applications for 2 PhD positions in the fields of bio-robotics, biomechanics, and neural engineering.
The candidates will cooperate in national projects on the control of upper-limb prostheses by neural interfaces, funded by INAIL (the National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work).
We are looking for highly-motivated candidates with a strong background in robotics, mechatronics, bio-mechanics and motor control. Ideal candidates should have clear attitude for excellent research and the capability to collaborate within an interdisciplinary research group, involving people from medical fields as well as from the engineering disciplines.

Profile 1
Candidates have a background in bio-robotics and biomechatronic design, and are interested in the development of novel actuation and sensory systems for upper-limb prosthetics.

 Profile 2
Candidates have a background in neural engineering and human-machine interfaces, and are interested in signal processing, machine learning techniques and pattern recognition algorithms, electronic design and development for non-invasive and invasive interfaces with the peripheral nervous system.

Applicants should have a MSc degree, although exceptional candidates with a BSc degree will be considered.
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Ideal candidates should fulfill the following requirements

  *   University degree (master/diploma) in mechanical/electrical/ biomedical engineering or other suitable fields
  *   In-depth knowledge of (bio-)mechatronic design
  *   Strong interest in neurophysiology and biomechanics
  *   Good aptitude for experimental trials with healthy and amputee subjects
  *   Ability to work in international and interdisciplinary teams
  *   Knowledge of CAD software for designing mechanical (SOLIDWORKS) and electronic (EAGLE) components is desired
  *   Strong competencies in C/C++ programming and MATLAB
  *   Previous experience with LabVIEW, PIC development tools (CSS or MPLAB)
  *   Good oral and written English skills to disseminate results through scientific publications and presentations.
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Workplace

The project will be carried out at the Unit of Biomedical Robotics and Biomicrosystems (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.biorobotics.it&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=JbLXeKi0Z2NBmyWRgUN9oXtPt2_qxaqdJ15W8Y3qk38&s=VO80w7IN7YB2oFf0xqqag3mZhRcqBmhSqt8fg6OWBEg&e= ) at Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.unicampus.it&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=JbLXeKi0Z2NBmyWRgUN9oXtPt2_qxaqdJ15W8Y3qk38&s=psvkM8jobG5qp-qQWPSBtsdR0M1drSicdxQ-Zwt7r-Y&e= ). Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma is a no-profit institution devoted to higher education and research in the biomedical field. The university confers degrees in Medicine, Biomedical, Chemical, and Industrial Engineering, Nursing, and Nutrition; it also runs Ph.D. programs in "Bioengineering and Biosciences", and in "Integrated Biomedical Sciences and Bioethics". It is characterized by emphasis on the central role of the patient in health care. A research polyclinic is associated to the university. The Unit of Biomedical Robotics and Biomicrosystems strongly benefits from the tight link with the School of Medicine and Surgery, and with its University polyclinic, for developing and validating innovative biomedical robotics technologies with high safety, reliability, robustness and acceptability, based on a solid human-centered design approach.
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How to apply

All the interested candidates can contact Prof. Loredana Zollo ([hidden email]) or Dr. Anna Lisa Ciancio ([hidden email]) for information about the positions and the research projects.
The selection of PhD students will follow the general enrollment of the University Campus Bio-Medico. All the details on how to apply to the PhD in Science and Engineering for Humans and the Environment, the roles and the guidelines are detailed at the following link: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.unicampus.it_didattica_offerta-2Dformativa_dottorati-2Ddi-2Dricerca_bandi-2Ddi-2Dconcorso_bandi-2Ddi-2Dconcorso_53351-2Dbando-2Ddottorati-2Ddi-2Dricerca-2Dxxxiii-2Dciclo-2Da-2Da-2D2017-2D2018&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=JbLXeKi0Z2NBmyWRgUN9oXtPt2_qxaqdJ15W8Y3qk38&s=8PBj5AOe5THAfKHdMnGEwiOpCUXsnJ24Qz5v3fhzczY&e= . For additional info contact Dr. Mario Policastri ([hidden email]).

The deadline for the application for the PhD position is September, 5th 2017.


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