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Post-doc position at NREL in 2021 (open immediately)

August 25, 2021

The Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory (NREL) at the UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to transfer the knowledge in Computational Motor Control to Rehabilitation Applications. Currently, one position is available immediately.

Required Qualifications:

  • A recent Ph.D. degree in Biomedical, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering or related fields.
  • Research experiences in two or more of the following areas: wearable robotics design or control, control theory (robust control and optimal adaptive control), biomechanics (focusing on gait, balance, and walking energetics), Machine learning and signal processing (especially EMG signal processing and computer vision), computational modeling of human motor control and learning.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in rehabilitation robotics
  • Programming skills (MATLAB, C++, LabView etc).
  • Record of peer-reviewed publications.

Prof. He (Helen) Huang is the director of NREL. This position provides an exciting opportunity for individuals who wish to work in a highly multidisciplinary research lab. Here in NREL at NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill, we investigate the control mechanism of neuromuscular systems in normal and neurologically-disabled individuals, develop advanced neural-machine interfacing technologies and advanced sensing and control frameworks, and apply these techniques to optimize the function of prosthetics, orthotics, and other assistive devices. Please visit our lab website for more information at http://nrel.bme.ncsu.edu.

NREL is in affiliation with the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University. The nationally-ranked UNC Hospitals and School of Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill provide an excellent clinical environment for students to gain experience in medicine. Additionally, the College of Engineering at NC State is considered one of the best engineering and computer science schools in the world and offers state-of-the-art facilities for students and faculty engaged in vital areas of research and technology transfer. As a researcher in our joint department, you will have many opportunities to leverage and expand on our existing collaborations with faculty at both universities and with clinicians at the UNC School of Medicine. Located in the vibrant Research Triangle, our universities are the cornerstone of tech and innovation.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their curriculum vitae, a 1-page research statement, selected publications, and three references. To learn more about our research or to submit an application, please contact us at nrel.ncsu@gmail.com.

Open Research Assistant (RA) Positions at NREL; Fall 2020

December 16, 2019

The Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory (NREL) within NC State/UNC Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering is seeking for two research assistants (RAs) in the fields of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or Biomedical Engineering. The RAs will conduct research related to 1) prosthetic arm control, 2) optimal adaptive control of wearable robots, and 3) fault tolerance control for wearables.

Highly motivated students are encouraged to apply. Students with one or more following background and skills are preferred.
• Control and dynamics
• Signal processing; machine learning
• Mechatronics and robotics
• Excellent writing and verbal communication skills

If you are interested, please directly apply our NC State/UNC BME department, as well as sending us a cover letter and your resume/CV at nrel.ncsu@gmail.com.

 

One more post-doc position is currently available in NREL (updated on 12/15/2019)

December 15, 2019

Postdoc Position in Lower Limb Prosthesis Control at the UNC/NC State Joint BME Department

The Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory (NREL) within the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associates to advance lower-limb robotic prosthetics control.

Required Qualifications

1. A recent Ph.D. degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Biomedical Engineering or related fields.

2. Research experiences in one or more of the following areas: optimal adaptive control, fault tolerance control, reinforcement learning, signal processing and machine learning,

3. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in human-related experiments, human motor control and learning, design and control of assistive devices, embedded system design, mobile app development, and musculoskeletal modeling.
  • Programming skills (MATLAB, C++, LabVIEW etc.)
  • Record of peer-reviewed publications

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit curriculum vitae, a 1-page research statement, selected publications, and three references. To learn more about our research or to submit an application, please contact Dr. Helen Huang at nrel.ncsu@gmail.com 

 

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or workatncstate@ncsu.edu. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at www.wes.org or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.  

Open Research Assistant (RA) Positions at NREL; Fall 2019

August 22, 2019

The Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory (NREL) within NC State/UNC Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering is seeking for two research assistants (RAs) in the fields of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or Biomedical Engineering. The RAs will conduct research related to 1) prosthetic arm control, and 2) learning control policy for robotic lower limb prostheses.

Highly motivated graduate students, who are currently in the Ph.D. program at ECE, MAE, CS, or BME, are encouraged to apply. Students with one or more following background and skills are preferred.
• Signal processing; machine learning
• Control
• Mechatronics and robotics
• Human biomechanics
• Excellent writing and verbal communication skills

 

The RA positions are open immediately until filled. To apply, please send a cover letter and your resume/CV to Dr. Ming Liu at nrel.ncsu@gmail.com.

Two Open Postdoc Positions in Prosthesis Control (08/20/2019)

August 18, 2019

Postdoc Positions in Prosthesis Control at the UNC/NC State Joint BME Department

The Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory (NREL) within the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering invites applications for two Postdoctoral Research Associates to advance upper- and lower-limb robotic prosthetics.

Required Qualifications

1. A recent Ph.D. degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Computer, or Biomedical Engineering or related fields.

2. Research experiences in one or more of the following areas: robotic manipulation and haptics, musculoskeletal modeling, EMG control of robotic upper limb/lower limb prostheses, optimal adaptive control, reinforcement learning, signal processing and machine learning, and skeletal muscle physiology.

3. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in human-related experiments, human motor control and learning, design and control of assistive devices, embedded system design, mobile app development, and musculoskeletal modeling.
  • Programming skills (MATLAB, C++, LabVIEW etc.)
  • Record of peer-reviewed publications

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit curriculum vitae, a 1-page research statement, selected publications, and three references. To learn more about our research or to submit an application, please contact Dr. Helen Huang at nrel.ncsu@gmail.com 

 

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or workatncstate@ncsu.edu. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at www.wes.org or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.  

Website Moved

July 28, 2019

We moved our website from nrel.bme.unc.edu to nrel.bme.ncsu.edu.