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rmuller43
10-15-2007, 11:27 PM
EU project manager (60-100%) and research position (60-100%) on robot-aided gait rehabilitation



ETH Zurich in collaboration with University Hospital Balgrist, Zurich, Switzerland, is currently establishing the new European project MIMICS. The focus of MIMICS is to develop novel neuro-rehabilitation strategies for stroke and spinal cord injured patients. Virtual reality (VR) technologies and patient-cooperative control methods shall be incorporated in order to facilitate patient motivation and engagement. The following two positions shall be filled as soon as possible:



1. EU project manager: The postdoctoral or postgraduate candidate should coordinate the entire MIMICS network (5 partners in CH, D, ESP, SLO). This includes controlling of overall technological progress and finances, administration, organization of project meetings, preparation of reports, communication of results, etc. The management work can be combined with scientific work. The successful candidate should have experience in project management and research or development, preferably in the field of rehabilitation, biomedical engineering, robotics or VR. Industrial experience is appreciated.



2. Postdoctoral or PhD researcher: The candidate should perform research on robot-aided patient-cooperative control strategies that assists patient gait just as little as needed. The candidate should design, implement, and experimentally verify the new strategies and devices on patients. Profound engineering background is required. Specific experience in movement science, kinesiology, biomechanics, or similar fields is advantageous. The position is embedded in a multi-disciplinary scientific team of engineers, physicians and therapists.



The successful candidates will be employed by the Sensory-Motor Systems (SMS) Lab of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering at ETH Zurich (http://www.sms.mavt.ethz.ch/ ). The SMS Lab operates several research facilities as well as a powerful mechatronics machine shop. It has a close collaboration with the Spinal Cord Injury Center of the University Hospital Zurich.



We are looking for communicative and scientifically interested candidates with broad practical experiences. Both positions will be at 60-100% employment, ready to be filled as soon as possible. For questions regarding this position please contact Prof. Dr. Robert Riener (riener@mavt.ethz.ch; Tel. +41-44-6326679). If you are interested please send your CV, a brief motivation letter, copies of university attestations and scores, and at least 2 references to Hansjörg Tschachtli, Personalabteilung ETH Zurich, TUR F 16, Turnerstrasse 1, 8092 Zurich, hansjoerg.tschachtli@pa.ethz.ch .



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ETH Zurich

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Riener

Sensory-Motor Systems Lab

TAN E 4

Tannenstrasse 1

8092 Zürich

+41 (0)44 632 66 79 Tel

+41 (0)44 632 18 76 Fax

Email: riener@mavt.ethz.ch

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