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03-05-2007, 02:15 PM
Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Applications are being sought for a post-doctoral researcher to participate in a novel interdisciplinary research activity at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The research focus is the development of a fluid-controlled and a fluid-powered orthotic device for the lower extremity (i.e., Ankle Foot Orthosis or AFO). This project is part of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (http://www.ccefp.org). The goal is to develop a compact, wearable, human-scale orthotic device that is powered by hydraulics or pneumatics.

The desired candidate should have a PhD in Engineering or Biomechanics and should have a strong background in one or more of the following areas:
• Biomechanics
• Assistive Device Technologies
• Bio-Mechatronics
• Design

The candidate should have excellent leadership skills and should be able to coordinate a multidisciplinary research activity across multiple academic institutions.

The primary responsibilities are:
• Lead a research group comprised of several graduate students to design, fabricate and test several iterations of an untethered AFO system that uses Fluid Power
• Management of project goals and priorities
• Communicate results and findings through written reports and presentations. Strong spoken and written communication skills are essential.

The position is for 2 years with a potential for reappointment up to 4 years. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should send (i) a cover letter addressing scientific accomplishments as well as future research plans, (ii) Curriculum Vitae, (iii) and list of 3 references to:

FPERC Post-doctoral position
c/o Ms. Pamela Vanetta,
Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1206 West Green Street, MC-244
Urbana, IL 61801 USA
vanetta@uiuc.edu (electronic submission is preferred)

For more information, see: http://fperc.uiuc.edu

The University of Illinois is an equal opportunity employer. Historically underrepresented candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Elizabeth T. Hsiao-Wecksler, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dept of Mechanical Science & Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
124 Mechanical Engineering Building, MC-244
1206 West Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801 USA
ph: (217)333-3415
fax: (217)244-6534