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PostDoc and PhD Positions in Wearable and Soft Robots at City University of New York

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  • PostDoc and PhD Positions in Wearable and Soft Robots at City University of New York

    The Biomechatronics and Intelligent Robotics Lab ( at the City University of New York (CUNY), City College is seeking post-doc fellows and PhD students in wearable and soft robots. The postdoc position will have appointment with both CUNY and Cornell University. The lab won Toyota Mobility Challenge Discovery Award, TechSAge Design Competition finalist, and $50K Zahn entrepreneurship competition. The selected candidate will join a multidisciplinary research team to study high performance actuators, design wearable and soft robots in collaboration with professors, physical therapists and surgeons at Cornell University, Harvard University, and several top medical schools in the United States. This is a great opportunity to pioneer research in a new generation of wearable, soft, and legged robot platforms alongside several PIs who have expertise in mechatronics, material science, computer vision, and machine learning.

    Postdoc Position #1 (available now): Mechanical design of wearable robots, soft robots, or legged robots. Experience in actuator design, cable transmission, legged robots, hydraulics or pneumatics is a plus.

    Postdoc Position #2 (available now): Force and position control of our wearable robots and legged robots. Experience in impedance control and haptics is a plus.

    The successful postdoc candidate will be offered a 12-month contract. PhD students can be admitted in Spring 2019 or as paid visiting scholar before admission. PhD students will receive tuition scholarship and stipend support. Interns will receive stipend support.

    ** About the lab and City University of New York **
    The Biomechatronics lab was established in 2017 and is a 1500 sq ft facility with the latest generation motion capture system, state of the art physiology measurement devices, cameras, IMUs, high performance motors, and more. The lab is a vibrant workplace; students can work on a diverse set of projects, conduct hands-on experiments, and publish high-quality papers.

    The candidates can work with our Zahn Innovation Center, a startup incubator that has helped create $6M in startup revenue and over 100 internships for students. They can also work with the New York Center for Biomedical Engineering (NYCBE), a consortium of New York City medical research institutions established in 1994 to serve as a focal center for collaborative biomedical engineering research in the New York metropolitan area. Partner institutions include Columbia University, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York University, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Located in Manhattan, CCNY is as diverse, dynamic, and visionary as New York City itself.

    ** Application **
    Applications (assembled as a single PDF file) should contain a CV, a list of publications, and copies of up to three scientific papers. Applications should be emailed to Prof. Hao Su ( at

    Hao Su, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Director, Lab of Biomechatronics and Intelligent Robotics
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    City University of New York, City College
    Steinman Hall, Room 225
    275 Convent Avenue New York, NY 10031
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