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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Robotics
University of Virginia

Date Posted May 1, 2022
Title Postdoctoral Research Associate in Robotics
University University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA, United States
Department Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Application Deadline May 15, 2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Mechanical Engineering

VICTOR Lab at the University of Virginia (UVA), directed by Prof. Tomonari Furukawa, is looking for a postdoctoral research associate to work in the field of Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) based humanoid motion tracking.  Applicants may have the primary area of research in multi-robot cooperation or human-robot collaboration.  

Together with expertise in the field, strong theoretical knowledge and experimental experience as well as strong publication record, are required.  VICTOR Lab currently has a total of 20 researchers including postdocs, PhD students, MS students and undergraduate research students working on various sponsored projects associated with robotics.  The postdoctoral research associate will have chances to collaborate with internal and external researchers.  Prof. Furukawa mentors the postdoctoral research associate and ensures research progress through his supervision.  Research outcomes will result in publications to support the early career development of the postdoctoral research associate.  Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English are desired.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or in any other robotics-associated discipline is required by the start date.  A strong background in more than one of the following is required: multi-link system dynamics, humanoid robotics, state/Bayesian estimation, mechatronics, autonomous control.  
APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Apply online at  and attach a cover letter, the most recent CV with a description of relevant experience, publications, and contact information for three references.  
Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the CV box.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.
This is a one-year appointment; however, the appointment may be renewed for an additional one year, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.
For questions regarding this position, please contact Tomonari Furukawa, Professor, at
Tomonari Furukawa, PhD
Professor and Zinn Faculty Scholar
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of Virginia

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Contact Information

  • Tomonari Furukawa
    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    University of Virginia
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • 4342034320


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