Careers - Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Biomechanics and Controls (PhD University Grad) | Oculus

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Biomechanics and Controls (PhD University Grad)

Research | Redmond, Washington

Oculus Research is seeking a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in robotic controls and human biomechanics and neuromuscular control. The position is a fixed term contract for 24 months requiring a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Control Systems Engineering, Robotics or similar. Candidates should have experience in developing control strategies for dynamic systems, both robotic and biomechanics, and be able to design, program and run benchtop robotic systems.


  • Plan and execute cutting-edge research to understand robot-human interaction with applications to virtual reality.
  • Collaborate with other researchers, engineers, and artists to prototype hardware and software solutions, and run experiments to advance the project.

Minimum Qualification

  • Currently has or is in the process of obtaining a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Control Systems Engineering, or related technical field
  • 4+ years experience with developing control algorithms for robotic systems
  • Publishing record in haptics, estimation, control, and dynamics systems
  • Research skills involving defining problems, exploring solutions, and analyzing results
  • 3+ years experience with MATLAB, Simulink, and C++
  • 2+ years experience in mathematical optimization, including software libraries and implementation from first principles
  • Interpersonal skills including cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
  • Communication skills and capable of working in collaboration with people of various educational and technical backgrounds.
  • Must be available to start employment on or after January 2018.
  • Able to obtain work authorization in the United States beginning in 2018.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with virtual reality research
  • Proven track record of achieving academic results, including papers at conferences or journals such as IJRR, IEEE Trans. Haptics, IROS, ICRA, etc.
  • Strong communication and personal management skills

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