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Postdoctoral Research Scholar Soft Robotics

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IIHR – Hydroscience & Engineering (https://www.iihr.uiowa.edu/) and the College of Engineering (https://engineering.uiowa.edu/) at the University of Iowa (https://uiowa.edu/) seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral research scholar to conduct research with Dr. Caterina Lamuta (https://www.caterinalamuta.com/)

The initial appointment is full-time for one year with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and availability of continued funding. This is an immediate opening and applications will be considered until a successful candidate has been identified.

Research will focus on design, manufacturing, testing, and control of a novel soft robot for underwater applications powered by artificial muscles.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • robotics
  • mechanical design
  • smart materials

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty, staff, and students of IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering (www.iihr.uiowa.edu), a national and global leader in environmental and fluids-related research, education, and service. The University of Iowa is one of the nation’s top public research universities and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, a community built around higher education, with vibrant cultural opportunities and a long history of international connections, leadership, and accomplishment. Iowa City offers the safe, friendly quality of life for which the Midwest is known. Information regarding some of the resources that the University of Iowa and the local area provide can be found at (https://worklife.uiowa.edu).

Required Education: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a relevant science or engineering field prior to starting this position is required.

Required Qualifications:

Prior experience and significant level of expertise with/in mechanical design and manufacturing

Familiarity with FEM analysis

Experience with CAD modeling

Prior experience and significant level of expertise using Matlab/Simulink

Prior experience in robotics

Demonstrated knowledge of implementation of control algorithms for robotic devices

Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills.

Desirable Qualifications:

Previous experience with the design and testing of soft robotic devices

Previous experience presenting results at scientific conferences and established publication record.

Pay is commensurate with experience. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume/cv with a list of at least three references at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/postdoc/view/3874

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual.