Designing Wearable Robotics

Application ends: July 30, 2024
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Job Description

UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.


Position Summary
The Rehab. Robotics Lab invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position. This position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to groundbreaking research on wearable robot co-adaptation.

Join our dynamic, interdisciplinary team of undergraduate and graduate students, post-doc, and faculty, and engage in impactful research that pushes the boundaries in Rehab. Robotics Lab (

Duties & Responsibilities

Design, implement, and/or evaluate a method to facilitate user-robot co-adaptation in a wearable robot using data-driven machine learning prediction
Mentor/supervise/assist research activities within the lab for graduate/undergraduate students regarding control, mechatronics design, data analysis, human subject experiment, experimental protocol design, result interpretation/presentations, and/or manuscript preparations.
Work closely with collaborators
Maintain/Assist project documentation including IRB and prepare knowledge transfer materials.
Publish scientific results in peer-reviewed journals.
Participate in writing/submitting research proposals if funding opportunities come.


Minimum Qualifications
PhD degree in mechatronics, electrical computer engineering, biomechanics, or a related academic field.

To apply, please send an email Dr. Kim ( with the title “postdoctoral position in bio-mechatronics” and application materials:
1) a letter of interest, 2) a CV, and 3) contact information for two professional references. Please specify the position you apply. Please email Dr. Kim if you have any questions about this position.

Preferred Research Skills

The ideal candidate holds a PhD degree in mechatronics, electrical computer engineering, biomechanics, or a related academic field, with specific experience in one or more of the following areas:
- Programming in Python, Matlab, Simulink Real-time or similar
- Mechatronics system development and real-time control
- Experience in Arduino, Raspberry pi or similar
- Wearable Sensors (IMUs, EMG, ECG, Foot pressure sensor, etc.)
- 3D Motion Analysis (Vicon motion capture or similar system)
- Biomechanical Modeling (inverse and/or forward dynamics, Visual3D)
- Statistical analysis (SPSS, Matlab, or similar)
- Controlled human subject experiments
- Data analysis
- Lab management
- Dissemination and assist in grant proposal

How should applicants apply?
By Email
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