Postdoctoral Fellow Positions - 22 Sep 2010

Location: Robotics Institute, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 United States
Start Date: Immediately

Two post-doc positions are available in the Biorobotics Lab in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon. For both positions, we are seeking a motivated independent thinker with both a technical background in control theory, dynamic systems, and path planning, as well as experience in designing and constructing mechanisms. For both positions, the candidate should expect to work with graduate students, undergraduates and staff in the Biorobotics Lab (biorobotics.org). The positions are available immediately. The specifics are:

1. Medical Robotics

Opening for a postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute (RI) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The position will start as soon as possible.

Design mechanism and control algorithms for small surgical robots for minimally invasive surgery. Experience working in-vivo on live animals is not required, but would be beneficial. The candidate will conduct research at Carnegie Mellon, at a local hospital, and perhaps in Boston/Cambridge area. The candidate will also work with students developing simultaneous localization and mapping algorithms for these robots inside the body.

2. Locomotion of Articulated Robots

Opening for a postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute (RI) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The position will start as soon as possible.

Further the state of the art in locomotion, path planning, and estimation theory for articulated mobile robots, implement new concepts on existing robots for future field deployments, and 3) conduct experiments both in the lab and outside in the field.

Carnegie Mellon University offers competitive postdoctoral salaries and the Pittsburgh area has recently been recognized as one of the most livable cities in the United States.

To apply, please send CV, three letters of recommendation, links to at most three relevant publications, and a short statement of interest to

Howie Choset choset@cs.cmu.edu

Also, include in the email a time at which you will become available. This position can open immediately.