Postdoctoral Associate

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Cambridge, MA

Job posting number: #7068856

Posted: August 13, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.


POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Mechanical Engineering, to perform research on human motor control and physical human-robot interaction. Research directed by Professor Neville Hogan in the Newman Laboratory aims to understand how humans manage their remarkable agility and dexterity; optimize physical collaboration between humans and machines; and develop innovative, enabling, therapeutic, and assistive technologies. Much of this research is conducted in collaboration with Professor Dagmar Sternad’s Action Lab at Northeastern University. The Newman Laboratory is located in Cambridge on the banks of the Charles River, in the heart of the Boston area, a stimulating environment for interdisciplinary research. Will be expected to contribute to specific ongoing research projects, but will be encouraged to bring expertise and ideas to all existing and potential new projects.

Job Requirements
REQUIRED: Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, electrical and/or computer engineering, physics, or motor neuroscience. Candidates from other relevant disciplines will be considered but experience with robotic analysis and control of electro-mechanical systems is important. Facility with modern computational tools is expectd, e.g., MATLAB, C++, Python, Statistics, etc. Experience with human subject experimentation would be an asset. Successful applicants will demonstrate a record of independent research and a strong interest in a multidisciplinary approach to human and robotic motor control. Job #18460

In addition to applying online via the MIT website, applicants should submit a curriculum vita, including a list of publications, and two letters of recommendation to neville@mit.edu. Hiring will start as soon as possible.



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