School: Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Harvard University's Assistive Technology Initiative has an immediate opening for an entrepreneurial research fellow to coordinate and lead a project at the intersection of wearable sensing, controls, neurophysiology, movement science, and clinical rehabilitation. The position will involve work underway at the Harvard Biodesign Lab (https://biodesign.seas.harvard.edu), Harvard Biorobotics Lab (http://biorobotics.harvard.edu/), and major Boston-area hospitals with a focus on human sensation quantification (electrical stimulation, haptics) used to assess recovery from neurological impairments and disease progression. The research fellow will work as part of a highly multidisciplinary team with backgrounds in engineering, biomechanics, rehabilitation science, neurology, and clinical practice. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of new technology, evaluate the technology with human participants in state-of-the-art biomechanics facilities, and play a key role in setting the vision for commercial application.
PhD in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or a closely related field
Experience with designing and prototyping complex electromechanical systems Experience with programming embedded microprocessors Experience with human-machine interface technologies and biological processes are a bonus Excellent written communication skills Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills Interest in leading, developing, and translating to commercial application clinical technologies.
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A complete application must include an updated CV, a cover letter describing research interests and goals, a full list of publications, and up to three relevant scientific papers. Please submit the names and contact information for three references.
This position is for one year with a possibility for renewal of a second year.
We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 10323
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