The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, has a position open for a Postdoc/Research Scientist in wearable robotics and knee biomechanics. The candidate will work under the guidance of Dr. Patrick Aubin.
This position requires a Ph.D. degree in Biomechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field. The candidates should have a strong interest in working with multidisciplinary teams (engineers, orthopedic surgeons, and clinicians) and will be expected to publish scholarly papers, attend conferences, assist with grant writing, as well as mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
The major responsibility of the candidate is the execution of a research project that aims to improve upon and test our active knee brace (exoskeleton) for anterior cruciate ligament rehabilitation. The project will use our motion capture and robotic design facilities to develop and test our active robotic knee brace to ultimately improve brace comfort and knee stability. Specific responsibilities are the improvements in the hardware and software of the knee exoskeleton and the collection and analysis of human subject performance data. Candidates with prior experience using motion analysis, wearable sensors, human in the loop programming, exoskeletons, or robotics are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should send an application, assembled as a single PDF file, consisting of a motivation letter (explaining research interests, goals, and qualifications), a CV with a full list of publications, two or three relevant publications, and the email addresses of two reference (expected to supply letters of recommendation) to Dr. Aubin <email@example.com>. Applications will be processed as they arrive until the position is closed. The position is for one year with the possibility to renew. Expected start date of summer or fall of 2022.
Patrick M. Aubin, Ph.D.
Affiliate Assistant Professor,
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
University of Washington
Dr. Aubin’s Website