Full-time researcher in the Biomedical Technologies Division at UTARI assisting on research and development projects and technology commercialization. The research focus includes soft robotics and robotic exoskeletons with an emphasis on solid mechanics and finite element analysis of flexible/soft materials and robotic controls. The researcher will be involved in the design, development, and testing of new technologies as well as supporting new grant/contract opportunities. Role may include assisting in establishing and developing collaborative partnerships, contributing to defining the research scope of the Division, providing some project management, and contributing to patentable ideas and patent applications. Activities are typically a combination of lab work (experimental and theoretical) and project management. General Requirements:
Perform job duties under some direct supervision
Document work / keep accurate records
Present findings/results through both oral and written communication to internal and external customers
Ability to multi-task, collaboratively work in interdisciplinary teams, work on projects independently
Maintain awareness of current technological advancements related to your field
Work with other units within UTARI and UTA as needed
1. Specific technical duties/responsibilities for this role: Conduct research on assistive and preventive biomedical applications by developing computational models for design and analysis; develop dynamic models and control algorithms; conduct experiments on developed applications. 2. Identify relevant funding opportunities. Write proposals to extend current research. 3. Prepare and publish scientific manuscripts in journals and conference proceedings. 4. Write project reports for funding agencies. 5. Supervise junior staff, students, and interns. 6. Participate in developing academic and industry collaborations. May work around standard office conditions. 7. Perform other duties as assigned.
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Bioengineering plus 2 years of relevant experience.
PhD in Mechanical Engineering or Bioengineering with experience in solid and fluid mechanics, finite element analysis, soft robotics and robotic exoskeletons. Excellent record of publications and experience in grant writing.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: High proficiency in numerical simulation tools, such as ANSYS, COMSOL, and Matlab. Expertise in linear and nonlinear control. Proficient with SolidWorks and other CAD design tools, C/C++, additive manufacturing and polymer molding.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: No
Location: Ft. Worth
Internal Number: 9723
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