A Postdoctoral Research Associate position with a focus on electromechanical systems is available in the Laboratory of Ambient and Wearable Systems at the University of Alabama. The research will focus on developing electronic and electromechanical hardware and software for physiologic signal simulation. The ideal candidate will be experienced with practical applications of electromechanical linear actuators, feedback control systems, digital signal processing, digital and analog electronics, embedded systems and microcontrollers, and have practical experience with programming in Labview. Familiarity with printed circuit board design and layout and knowledge of biomedical instrumentation for the capture of such physiological signals as respiration, blood pressure, etc. are highly desirable.
The candidate should have good oral and written communication skills, be capable of independent work as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, publish results in academic journals, and participate in grant proposal preparation. Applicants should have (or be about to finish) a Ph.D. degree in Electrical, Computer, or Biomedical Engineering or a related field. The appointment is for a period of one year.
Job Location Information:
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Alabama
101 Houser Hall, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0286
The University of Alabama is a major, comprehensive, student-centered research university founded in 1831 as the first public college in Alabama. The University of Alabama is ranked 34th among public national universities according to U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings for 2011. The University of Alabama is located along the banks of the Black Warrior River in Tuscaloosa in West Central Alabama. Tuscaloosa has appeared in Money magazine’s annual list of the country’s best places to live. The Tuscaloosa Metro area has a population of 179,448 people.