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Post-Doc/Visiting Scientist - Waiver - Mechanical Engineering - 517548

Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

 

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Post-Doc/Visiting Scientist - Waiver - Mechanical Engineering - 517548

  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
  • Engineering
  • Research/Scientific
  • Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)

Pay Grade/Pay Range:  Non Classified - Grade NA


Department/Organization: 214271 - Mechanical Engineering


Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm


Job Summary: Under the direction of a senior faculty member who serves as a mentor for the postdoctoral appointee, The Postdoctoral Fellow provides for an internship and continuation of scholarly activity and research after achieving the Ph.D. or other doctoral degree.


Additional Department Summary: The Mechanical Engineering Department at The University of Alabama is seeking candidates for a Postdoctoral position. This position is available to individuals with research interests in robotics.

Successful candidates will hold a terminal degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field and demonstrate a record of academic achievement in research. The College and/or the Mechanical Engineering Department will establish a series of structured merit-based evaluations. Initial appointments are for one year, with renewal contingent upon demonstration of research productivity and available funding.

This Post-Doc position will be expected to conduct research in the area of soft robotics under the supervision of Dr. Vishesh Vikas.


Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or other terminal degree in terminal degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field.

Candidates will need to have completed their Ph.D. or have it completed by the start of employment. Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae and include at least two references in the reference section of the application. Please upload additional documents to the “other documents” tab as needed.


Skills and Knowledge: MATLAB, ROS, and controls. Learning experiences are required for developing algorithms for control and modeling of tensegrity manipulators.


Preferred Qualifications: Experience with tensegrity manipulators, inertial measurement units (IMUs) and vision systems (cameras, Intel RealSense).


Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.


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The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.

 

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