Postdoctoral Engineering Researcher for a Soft Robotics project

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Universidad Castilla la Mancha
Spain (ES)
MSCA-IF grant that covers full salary (4.650€/month) + family allowance (500€/month) + R&D expenses.
Jun 22, 2020
Jul 05, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

SACSIS is selecting a competitive candidate for the MSCO NanoChemistry at the University of Castilla-La Mancha for applying a Marie Curie IF grant.

The project in which the researcher will work deals with the development and the application of new soft materials in robotics. Soft materials open a range of possibilities that rigid robots don’t have, which has made the field of Soft Robotics one of the most important research fields in robotics nowadays. Soft robots can autonomously change their stiffness or their shape. They can implement embodied intelligence principles; they can conform to objects and perform human safe operations at low cost. Biomimetric soft robots can also exploit, like living organisms do, soft tissues and compliant structures to move effectively in complex natural environments. Moreover, humans feel more comfortable in presence of biomimetic robots, e.g. humanoids, than in presence of rigid robots.

Specifically, the goal of the project is to help in the solution of some of the open challenges in soft-robotics by means of the revolutionary use of new hydrogels that actuate out of water

DISCLAIMER: We are selecting a candidate to prepare a Marie Curie IF grant, which deadline is September 09, this is not a direct Post Doc position offer. If the grant is conceded the candidate will be joining the Research Group in 2021

Competitive candidates will be selected for applying to a Marie Curie IF grant that covers full salary (4.650€/month) + family allowance (500€/month) + R&D expenses.
High motivation and ability to be involved in an international multidisciplinary team. Mobility experience, participation in research projects and scientiLc productivity is appreciated.

Eligibility criteria
Mobility rule: Candidates must not have resided or carried out their main research activity in Spain for more than 12 months from September 9, 2017 to September 9, 2020

Selection process
The candidates must send their Curriculum VItae, together with a letter of interest for analysis
The best candidates will be selected for an interview with the IP of the project, who will have the final decision.

Offer Requirements
Engineering: PhD or equivalent
ENGLISH: Excellent

Suitable candidates should have interest in this topic and experience in: Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics or a related field. Candidates with strong background in soft robotics, finite element analysis, 3D/4D printing of functional materials Familiarity with techniques and problems of making and working with soft robots -- experience in biological modelling or embodied artificial intelligence and morphological computation will be especially relevant.

Specific Requirements
Ability to work independently and goal-oriented high commitment;
Fluent in English language 
Passion and interest in practice-oriented, interdisciplinary collaboration with project partners.
Willingness to travel internationally.

Scientific field

Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics or a related field.
Engineering › Robotics
Engineering › Biomedical engineering
Engineering › Mechanical engineering
Engineering › Electrical engineering
Material Science

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