Post-Doctoral Scientist

Location
Washington, D.C.
Posted
Aug 09, 2017
Position Type
Postdoc
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


I. DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Job Description Summary:

Education and research to advance image analysis methods is an important mission of the GW School of Engineering and Applied Science. Faculty and students in the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) work together to explore solutions, especially including those that are image- based, to a number of pressing challenges, such as: improving cancer detection rates; developing medical diagnostic devices for timelier, personalized healthcare; and improving surgical outcomes.

The Post-Doctoral Scientist will help with a research project to develop, apply, and simplify a set of imaging methods to characterize glass and its degradative processes.

Under general supervision of the Principal Investigator, but acting with a high degree of independence, the incumbent will have duties that include:

Assists with a wide range of scientific analyses related to the project, including but not limited to: mobile robot control, manipulator control, head unit control, human-robot interface design, human subject study design and analysis, haptic rendering and haptic devices, soft material based robotics and haptics, and socio-emotional human-robot interaction (HRI).

Collects and organizes information to support research for this project: executing surveys and preparing data for reports related to the research, including, but not limited to: the assessment and evaluation of interaction metrics in human-robot interaction, HRI performance with children with autism, HRI performance measures with older adults, and adaptation issues with nurses and medical doctors.

Organizes research reports and studies to identify, evaluate, and implement preservation practices.

Assists project members to provide service and information to relevant audiences, including consultants, conservators, curators, scientists, and the public; delegates activities, including presentations, meetings, reports, and publications as required.

Performs other project-related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Require’s a PhD in the field or in a related area.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or Computer Science with publications in Affective Computing, Signal Processing, and/or Robotics. Project experience in interactive (affective) computing and autism domain is preferred.


I. POSITION INFORMATION

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) Family Research and Labs Sub-Family Laboratory Research Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 3 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: R000349 Job Open Date: 08/08/2017 Job Close Date: 08/25/2017 If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have a Ph.D. in Biomedical, Computer, or Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience in interactive (affective) computing and autism?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you able to assist in a wide range of scientific analyses including but not limited to: mobile robot control, manipulator control, head unit control, human-robot interface design, human subject study design and analysis, haptic rendering and haptic devices, soft material based robotics and haptics, and socio-emotional human-robot interaction (HRI)?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience in assessing and evaluating human-robot interaction between children with autism and older adults?
    (Open Ended Question)



Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

    PI98983084