|Location:||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Salary:||£31,406 to £40,927|
|Placed On:||23rd December 2021|
|Closes:||23rd January 2022|
We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.
We are seeking a highly-motivated post-doc researcher to work on robotics for applications in neuroscience, and in particular on research themes related to physical human-robot interaction, human-human haptic communication and sensorimotor augmentation through supernumerary robotic limbs. You will work with an interdisciplinary group in the School of Engineering, within the newly established Neurorobotics research group led by Prof. Domenico Formica.
You will hold a PhD in biomedical engineering, biomedical robotics, or related fields, and have strong expertise in robotics for biomedical applications, controls for physical human-robot interaction and experimental motor neuroscience. Additional skills capabilities are experience in conducting human-robot experiments, and in using Virtual Reality tools.
The Neurorobotics group at Newcastle university led by Prof. Formica works at the intersection of robotics/mechatronics and neuroscience. On the one hand, it uses robotic and mechatronic technologies to study how the human brain plans, controls and executes movements, as well as how it acquires new motor skills, from the early stage of its development to its maturity. On the other hand, it aims to exploit the knowledge acquired from healthy brain for a human-centred design of robotic and mechatronic systems, to better assess and intervene on movement-related brain pathologies, such as stroke and Parkinsons disease.
Ideal candidates should:
The post is available full time, fixed term starting in March 2022 for two years.
For informal enquiries please contact Prof Domenico Formica firstname.lastname@example.org
Further details about the School of Engineering can be found here; https://www.ncl.ac.uk/engineering/
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