Post-Doctoral Position in Design & Control of industrial
inspection robots for power plant maintenance - [ Postdoc ]
Workplace:Genova, Italy, IIT
Expires on: 15/06/2018
The Advanced Robotics (ADVR) Research Line of the Istituto Italiano di
Tecnologia (IIT), an English-speaking research Institute, is seeking a
highly motivated, full-time post-doc, who will have a leading research
role in the design and control of an innovative collaborative robotic
system for industrial applications within the Advanced Industrial
Automation Lab (AIAL)
*The selected candidate will join an interdisciplinary team and will
have the opportunity to pursue research within a project developed by
IIT and an industrial partner operating worldwide in energy production
and power plant maintenance.*
In the past decades, industrial robotics has been the dominating sector
in the robotic sales worldwide. However, there are indications that
today's robotics market is about to undergo substantial changes.
The aim of the project is to create a new robot arm able to accomplish
the inspection tasks
*We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a PhD in Robotics,
Mechanics, Electronics or other fields related to design and control of
robots, and with an excellent track record in the area of Robotics,
Electronics or Mechatronics.*
In this position, the candidate will have a key role in the team
responsible for the design, development and control of the manipulator
for inspection tasks.
The candidate should have proficiency in the design and control of
robotics or mechatronic systems, and a strong portfolio of practical
projects. We are seeking a motivated candidate with excellent hands-on
competencies and proved experience in the field of robotics-related
technologies such as electronics, mechanics, and programming.
The successful candidate should have the following skills:
* PhD degree (already taken or expected to be taken very soon) in
mechanical, electronics, engineering, physic or other
* Ability to communicate technical knowledge in a clear and
* Broad understanding of modern and innovative manufacturing techniques
* Hands-on experience with analysis, design and testing of robotic systems
* Experience in programming in Labview is welcome
* Familiarity with data acquisition, control and communications with
embedded systems is welcome.
* Experience in mechanical design with, Creo etc., actuators and
drives, hands-on system integration is welcome.
* Experience in electronical design with, Altium, Orcad etc, is welcome.
* Available to attend conferences, visit fieldworks, participate in
meetings and other events;
* Ability to work in a team, willing to join a group of young and
enthusiast colleagues is a must.
WHAT WE OFFER:
The successful candidate will exploit a solid Foundation of established
technologies within the Advanced Robotics Research Line. This foundation
consists of extensive know-how on the design and control of mechatronics
systems, key enabling technologies, actuation, sensing, embedded
control, etc. The successful candidate will be involved in organizing
the research and development activities in the assigned tasks,
accomplishing project deliverables and communications through reports
The successful candidate will be offered a highly competitive salary,
which will be commensurate with qualifications and experience in line
with European standards.
*To apply, please send electronically a detailed CV (including list of
publications), a letter outlining motivation, and names of 2 referees
[hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]>by June 15, 2018
stating [AEN-IIT candidature CB 75152] in the subject of the e-mail.
Only complete applications will be evaluated.*
IIT was established in 2003 and successfully created a large-scale
infrastructure in Genova and a network of 10 state-of-the-art
laboratories countrywide with an international staff of about 1500
people from more than 50 countries. IIT's research endeavor focuses on
high-tech and innovation, representing the forefront of technology with
possible applications from medicine to industry, computer science,
robotics, life sciences and nano-biotechnologies.
In order to comply with Italian law (art. 23 of Privacy Law of the
Italian Legislative Decree n. 196/03), the candidate is kindly asked to
give his/her consent to allow IIT to process his/her personal data. We
inform you that the information you provide will be solely used for the
purpose of assessing your professional profile to meet the requirements
of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. Your data will be processed by
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, with its headquarters in Genoa, Via
Morego 30, acting as the Data Holder, using computer and paper-based
means, observing the rules on the protection of personal data, including
those relating to the security of data. Please also note that, pursuant
to art.7 of Legislative Decree 196/2003, you may exercise your rights at
any time as a party concerned by contacting the Data Manager.
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that
actively seeks diversity in the workforce.
Dr. Carlo Brindesi Canali
PhD in Physics
Italian Institute of Technology
Via Morego, 30 Genova 16163 - Italy
e-mail: [hidden email]
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