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Post-doc position - Exoskeleton design - NAU Biomechatronics Lab

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  • Post-doc position - Exoskeleton design - NAU Biomechatronics Lab

    About: We are seeking exceptional candidates for NIH-funded Post-Doctoral Scholar positions in the area of robotic exoskeleton design. The successful candidate will design novel wearable robots and help test of an existing dual-mode robotic ankle exoskeleton to improve function and mobility in children with cerebral palsy. The scholar will work in collaboration with the Biomechatronics Lab at NAU, Gillette, and the Ability & Innovation Lab at UW; the primary research locations will be at NAU in Flagstaff, AZ. Research opportunities will include (a) developing novel wearable robots, control algorithms, and rehabilitation interventions, and (b) gait biomechanics and motional analysis assessment. Salary is between $58,000-$68,000 (scales with experience) plus health insurance. This position is funded for up to five years.

    Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in an area related to robotics, mechatronics, biomechanics, rehabilitation, engineering, and/or musculoskeletal modeling, and have a strong record of publication. Research experience or technical skills in design (SolidWorks), actuation/mechatronics (DC motors, drivers, CAN bus, microcontrollers), gait/motion analysis, computer programing (Matlab, C++, etc.), robotics, and musculoskeletal modeling (OpenSim) are highly desired.

    To Apply: Please send (i) a letter of interest describing qualifications for the position, (ii) a one-page statement of research and career interests, and (iii) a curriculum vitae with the names and contact information of three references to Zach Lerner, PhD (

    Northern Arizona University is located in Flagstaff, ranked in the top three best college towns to live in and among the happiest cities in America. NAU is surrounded by mountains and in close proximity to year-round world-class outdoor terrain for activities such as skiing, mountain biking, trail running, and rock climbing. Outside magazine continually ranks Flagstaff in a top 10 places to live in the U.S. NAU/Flagstaff Virtual Tour.

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