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    Post-doc position in neurorobotics @ Cajal Institute

    %%%% Application deadline February 19, 2021 %%%%%

    We are seeking a highly motivated individual to perform post-doctoral research in the Neural rehabilitation group at the Cajal Institute, in Madrid, Spain.
    The main task of the candidate will be to support and guide the current research activities carried out by the group in the field of collaborative robotics technologies, such as legged robots, exoskeletons and neuroprostheses. The candidate will be offered the ideal environment to conduct independent research, to which he/she is expected to contribute with fresh new ideas for further research proposals. The successful candidate will play a leading role in developing innovative and creative solutions for:

    - The quantitative evaluation of robot performance in unstructured environments.
    - The design and development of new biomechatronic and neuroprosthetic platforms.
    - The analysis and assessment of neuromotor functions in healthy and pathologic population in a wide range of motor functions.

    Required qualifications:
    - PhD degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Robotics, Electronics, Mechatronics or equivalent). - Proven ability to design and conduct independent research.
    - Experience in writing full research proposals, scientific publications, technical reports.
    - Ability to lead and supervise other researchers’ work.
    - Strong publication (or patent) record in at least one of the following fields: wearable robots, legged robotics, neurophysiology, neuroprosthetics.
    - Fluency in spoken and written English.
    - Good programming experience.
    - Self-motivated, proactive, with "can do" attitude.
    - Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

    Desired experiences:
    - Human and robot motion analysis.
    - Design, development and control of mechatronic systems. - Bio-inspired control.
    - Human neuromuscular modeling.
    - Neuromuscular stimulation.

    The candidate will perform most of his/her research activity at the Cajal Instute, Madrid, Spain. The candidate will be also involved in a dynamic international environment, and will closely collaborate with multidisciplinary teams located in several countries. The successful candidate will be offered a fixed term contract within the recently funded H2020 project “NI, Natural Intelligence for Robotic Monitoring of Habitats” (, The candidate will also work closely in the EU funded projects EUROBENCH ( and EXTEND (, both coordinated by the group. Expected starting date is June 1, 2021.

    If you are interested in applying, please contact Dr Diego Torricelli ( and Dr. Juan C. Moreno ( sending your CV, graduate transcripts, at least 3 letters of reference, and a cover letter with a brief description of your motivation and qualifications.

    We look forward to receiving your application! Best Regards

    Diego Torricelli, PhD
    Neural Rehabilitation Group
    Cajal Institute, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
    Avda. Doctor Arce, 37, 28002 Madrid, Spain