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Robotics Scientist

Requisition Number:

43589

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Date Posted:

17-Oct-2022

Job Summary

The Animal Inspired Movement and Robotics Lab (AIMRL, led by Prof. Kaushik Jayaram) group seeks a postdoctoral researcher with experience in flexible power electronics. A successful candidate must be flexible to ensure meeting deliverables for a fast-paced, deadline-oriented project. The ideal start date for this position is January 1, 2023.


The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

AIMRL group's research combines biology and robotics to, uncover the principles of robustness that make animals so successful at locomotion in natural environments, and, in turn, inspire the design of the next generation of novel robots for effective real-world operation. Specifically, our current work is focused on enhancing autonomy (power, sensing and control) of insect-scale robotic platforms.

Our research aims to develop a rich ecosystem of robotic devices that, in the not-so-distant future, will have the potential to benefit human lives in the areas of search and rescue, inspection and maintenance, personal assistance, and environmental monitoring.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Designing, fabricating, assembling, analyzing, and managing custom electronics solutions for microrobot actuation, sensing and control.
  • Generating manuscripts.
  • Assisting with project proposals.
  • Oversight of the lab.
  • Student Mentoring.
  • Teaching in Workshops/Outreach activities.
  • Project management.

What You Should Know

  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

  • The annual salary for this position is $50,000.
  • The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be Statements

Be curious. Be groundbreaking. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Robotics, or closely related field.
  • Expertise in unusual format electronics (large area, distributed, flexible and stretchable) design and fabrication.
  • Expertise in embedded programming.
  • Proficient in Matlab/Python, and other related circuit design tools.

What You Will Need

  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Independent, collaborative, and motivated.
  • Interest in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Ability to work with team members from diverse cultural and scientific backgrounds.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience with miniature power electronics.
  • Experience with RF communication and energy harvesting.
  • Experience with designing and fabricating custom sensors.
  • Experience with high-voltage actuation technologies such as piezoelectrics, dielectric elastomeric actuators, etc.
  • Experience with mechanical CAD.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Cover Letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing how your goals, skills, and experience fit the core responsibilities of this position.
  2. Current Resume/CV, including names and contact information for two references.
  3. Proof of Degree.
  4. Letter of Recommendation (not confidential).

If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version as an optional attachment.

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs (search for job #43589).

Please contact Prof. Jayaram (kaushik.jayaram@colorado.edu) with any questions.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu