[Comp-neuro] Research Assistant Position (PhD Studentship) at the University of Tsukuba

Kenji Suzuki kenji at ieee.org
Wed Oct 13 06:53:48 CEST 2010

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[Job announcement]
Research Assistant Position (PhD Studentship)
in Cognitively Assisted Locomotion
Center for Cybernics Research
& Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
University of Tsukuba, Japan
Ref: CCR08/R1010

Applications are invited for a research assistant position
(fully-funded PhD studentships), which covers tuition fees
and living costs. The applicants are expected to have a Master's
degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. The successful candidate
can be formally admitted to the PhD program, if s/he meets the
University admission requirements to study for a PhD, and s/he
will work in the group of Cognitively Assisted Locomotion
(Dr Kenji Suzuki), a cognitive neuroscience approach to assisted
locomotion. We offer a supportive environment for individuals
to work towards PhD, DEng or DMedSci qualifications.
The successful candidates should be keen on their assignments,
attend to their academic duties. The position is available for duration
of three years.

We provide new insights into the control of a exoskeleton
robot based on the analysis of human locomotion. We are working
together with a research group of exoskeleton robot (Robot suit
HAL, Prof. Yoshiyuki Sankai), the spin-off company, Cyberdyne Inc,
and a cognitive neuroscience research unit (College de France, Paris).

The desired research area includes robotics, cyber-physical system
and physical human-robot interaction. Experience in developing
wearable sensing devices, locomotion control and/or the analysis
of human locomotion will be an added advantage.

Applicants should send a cover letter briefly describing their
background and career plans, a CV, and the names and contact
information for at least two references. Please also include possible
contribution to this project. The position is available immediately
but the successful candidate must be able to start the PhD in April
2011. Please note that this studentship is available to all potential
applicants and not restricted to nationals.

These documents should be submitted as pdf attachments to:
jobs at ai.iit.tsukuba.ac.jp
You should include the ref. number you are applying for in the header
of your e-mail. For informal inquiries please contact: kenji at ieee.org

The Center for Cybernics Research hosts interdisciplinary collaborations
for research, education, and training in Cybernics. Cybernics is
a new domain of human-assistive technology to enhance, strengthen,
and support human cognitive and physical functions.
Thus, we offer an attractive and stimulating research environment with
interdisciplinary contacts to medical science, neuroscience, mechanical
engineers computer science and robotics researchers.

Deadline of applications: 31 October, 2010
(will continue until the positions are filled.)

Center for Cybernics Research

Kenji Suzuki, Dr. Eng.     kenji at ieee.org
Assistant Professor
University of Tsukuba, Japan

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