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Job ID: 188114

PostDoc Opening (Construction Robotics)
Purdue University

Date Posted Jun. 26, 2022
Title PostDoc Opening (Construction Robotics)
University Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN, United States
Department School of Construction Management Technology
Application Deadline Open Until Filled
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2022
  • Post-Doc
  • Structural Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering
    Manufacturing & Quality Engineering
    Industrial & Systems Engineering
    Engineering Mechanics
    Electrical and/or Electronics
    Computer Engineering
    Computer Science
    Construction Engineering/Management
    Civil Engineering
    Architectural (Building & Construction)
    Engineering - Other

Purdue University School of Construction Management Technology Automation and Intelligent Construction (AutoIC) Lab is urgently seeking a postdoctoral researcher starting from Fall 2022 (Sept. 1st) to work on construction robotics research. The postdoctoral researcher will take on all responsibilities of a project manager for a new patent-pending end-effector manufacturing-implementation-testing-adjustment project including managing logistics and further technology development, writing and editing publications and technical documentations (in collaboration with mentor), giving presentations as appropriate, writing progress reports, and mentoring/collaborating with undergraduate and graduate students who are involved in the execution of the project. The postdoctoral researcher will go through the Ignite entrepreneurship training program offered by Purdue Foundry, a cohort-based program for founders looking to start a company in the next 3-9 months. The postdoctoral researcher will also be involved in our national I-Corps team, and the mentor’s interactions with Purdue Research Foundation for technology disclosure, patent applications, and other activities such as annual Tech Showcase.


  • Doctoral Degree in Robotics, Technology, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture (or Architectural Engineering), Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automation, Computer Science, Electrical or Computer Engineering, or other Relevant Fields
  • Hardware prototyping or manufacturing experience
  • Electronics experience
  • Hands-on experience working with industry robots (e.g., Kuka, ABB, Fanuc, Yaskawa, etc.)
  • Java, Python or C++ programming background
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong self-motivation
  • Excellent collaborative and interpersonal skills

Desirable (Optional):

  • Interests in commercialization and entrepreneurship
  • Competed on a college robotics team

Interested applicants please send your personal statement, CV, degree certificates, transcripts, recommendation letters, TOEFL and GRE scores (as applicable) to Professor Jiansong Zhang at

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Jiansong Zhang
    School of Construction Management Technology
    Purdue University
    401 N. Grant Street
    West Lafayette, IN 47907
  • +1-7654941574
  • +1-7654962246


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