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CCR08/R1010: Research Assistant Position (PhD Studentship) in Cognitively Assisted Locomotion

Center for Cybernics Research
University of Tsukuba, Japan
& Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
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: (please remove '+')
You should include the ref. number you are applying for in the header of your e-mail. For informal inquiries please contact: (please remove '+')

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

Contact: Dr Kenji Suzuki (please remove '+')


[Job Announcement]

- CCR01/P1006:
Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Cognitively Assisted Locomotion

- CCR08/R1010:
Research Assistant Position in Cognitively Assisted Locomotion

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