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Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Packaging 10002634
Salary: 42500.00
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific

Position Summary

The MSU Soft Machines & Electronics Lab has one immediate research associate (postdoctoral) position in the areas of soft materials and soft robotics starting from January 2018.

Research work for this position is highly multi-disciplinary, and the specific topics include: design and modelling of soft (active) materials; 3D/4D printing of soft materials; development of next generation soft robots (machines) for applications in engineering and medicine. Bio-inspired soft robots by living organisms, such as plants and animals; Elastomer/Polymer-based medical devices and wearable rehabilitation; sensors and actuators; artificial muscles and skins. Candidates should demonstrate a good record of publication, experience of proposal development and an ability to guide postgraduates and undergraduates in research programs.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Mechanical Engineering, Solid Machanics,

Minimum Requirements

  • Candidates must hold a Ph.D degree in Mechanical Engineering, Solid Mechanics, Robotics, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Physics or a related field. 
  • Required skills include mechanical design, modelling, manufacturing and rapid prototyping.

Desired Qualifications

  • Candidates with  strong background in soft robotics, nonlinear mechanics of soft (active) materials, finite element analysis (FEA), deformable/wearable electronics, biomedical devices design, 3D/4D printing, or polymer physics are especially encouraged to apply. 
  • Experience in development of surgical robots and medical device design is highly desirable.  
  • Skills using ABAQUS and SolidWorks is a plus but not required.

Required Application Materials

Candidates should submit the following required documents on line to

  1. CV with details on education, employment and publications
  2. Cover letter briefly describing background and research plans
  3. Contact information of at least two references
  4. Copy of transcripts (optional)

Special Instructions

Review of applications with begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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