Postdoc Positions Available

The NeuroMechatronics Lab in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Southern Methodist University (SMU) has openings for postdoctoral scholars. The positions include a monthly stipend. Continued funding will be based on performance.

The NeuroMechatronics Lab aims to bridge the gap between current robotic and exoskeleton technologies and the human neuromuscular system. We analyze the human nervous system from a mechatronics perspective and develop technologies that mimic and enhance human motion and sensing. Our main and most important goal is to use these research and technological advances to help people suffering from mobility impairments recover their independence.

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a background and PhD in any of the following areas: sensor fusion, computer vision, signal processing, robotics, machine learning, and systems and controls (knowledge in biomedical engineering and biomechanics is a plus). Desired qualifications are experience programming (C/C++, ROS, MATLAB, etc.), strong team player, and fluency in English. Candidates will be supporting one of the following research topics:

  • Development of a theoretical hybrid control system framework for bionic legs (robotic prosthetic legs and exoskeletons) based on equations of motion and human physiology.
  • Development of a predictive and adaptive bioinspired control for bionic legs and a haptic interface.
  • Design of sensor and actuation technologies embedded in textile technology for rehabilitation robotics.

Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and publication samples (if any) to: djvillarreal@smu.edu with subject “postdoc – LastName”.

A nationally ranked private university located near the heart of Dallas, TX, SMU is a distinguished center for global research. SMU’s 11,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 90 countries to take advantage of the hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study, and innovative programs.