Postdoctoral Researcher in Soft Robotics at Tampere University of Technology, Finland. Department of Intelligent Hydraulics and Automation (IHA) is one of the leading research units in the world of fluid power automation. Research is focused on intelligent mobile machines.

IHA’s ambition is to develop new fluid power automation technology, which minimizes the environmental impact in all aspects and improves energy efficiency, productivity and usability of the systems. To fulfill the strategy the research work at IHA follows these three principles: interdisciplinary research, the bridging of theory and practice and cooperation with industry.

Key Considerations:

  • We are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher for a two-year project.
  • The research is on soft robotics, with emphasis on fluidic elastomer actuators. You will be working closely with a post-doc on materials science supervised by a senior investigator. Practical developments are supported by a Master’s student on fluid power and mechatronics supervised by fluid power senior investigator. The position may entail some teaching responsibilities.
  • IHA has strong traditions on smart and energy efficient actuators and robotics. We have novel ideas to revolutionize soft robotics especially in the field of elastomeric actuators. If you are up to the challenge, apply now.
Important Information 
Requirements:The successful candidate must hold a doctoral degree with at least 4 years of experience on soft robotics (for example, doctoral studies on this field), with strong publication track record.

The following qualities are preferred:
-direct experience on fluidic elastomer actuator
-expertise on mathematical modeling
-simulation and control
– work experience in multi-disciplinary teams.

Salient features:Staff benefits in TUT are comprehensive and include, among others:
-occupational healthcare services
-campus restaurants and cafés with staff discounts
-excellent sports facilities on campus
-flexible working hours.

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Salary:The salary will be based on both the job demands and the employee’s personal performance in accordance with the University Salary System. According to the criteria applied to teaching and research staff the position of a Postdoctoral Researcher is placed on the job demands levels 5-6. In addition, employees receive performance based salary.
Trial period:Trial period of four (4) months applies.
Other:Position is for fixed term until December 31, 2017 and may be filled as from February 1, 2016 or as mutually agreed.
For more information, please contact:Associate Professor Reza Ghabcheloo tel. +358 40 849 0346 or
Application Procedure:
  • Applications must be submitted by TUT online application form. Fill in the application form and upload your CV, research portfolio, list of publications and cover letter describing your motivation and scientific merits for the position.
  • Applications and all accompanying documentation should be submitted in English.

    To apply online: see the link below

Deadline: January 14th 2016 (at 10.00 pm GMT). 

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