Project Assistant Professor, Researcher, and Engineer Job Positions of FingerVision Project at Tohoku University

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    Tohoku University
    Computer scienceInformatics
    EngineeringKnowledge engineering
    EngineeringMechanical engineering
    TechnologyInformation technology
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    30/09/2019 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
    Japan › Miyagi
    See description

[Background and Purpose]
The FingerVision project at Tohoku University aims to develop the vision-based tactile sensor FingerVision and its application to robotic manipulation, led by prof Akihiko Yamaguchi. Our long-term goal is making vision-based tactile sensing more popular in robotics, and increasing the manipulation capability of robots. Currently, we offer a researcher and engineer position for a short-term goal; research and development of industrial applications and commercialization of FingerVision.

[Job Content]
You will be engaged in FingerVision-related projects especially aiming for industrial applications and commercialization. Concretely, research and development of improving FingerVision and its applications. We are looking for a researcher and engineer who can develop improved versions of FingerVision and fabricate their prototypes under the guide of prof Yamaguchi. Optionally, the following experiences are helpful to us: soft robotics, designing electric circuits (especially board cameras and video processing), commercializing sensors for robots, designing robotic grippers, etc.

[Working Place]
Aobayama Campus of Tohoku University, Aoba-ku, Sendai-city, Miyagi prefecture, Japan

Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/vtpowZxZLKJ2

[Job Types]
1. Postdoctoral Fellow
2. Project Assistant Professor
3. Engineer
The selection of above types depends on your ability, experience, and career.
The positions 1 and 2 requires a doctoral degree.
The job contract is renewed per fiscal year (starting April 1, ending March 31 of the next year).
All positions are full-time.

[When to Start Working?]
As soon as possible (negotiable)


All positions follow the salary policy of Tohoku University.
The salary is in the range of 5 to 7 million Japanese yen ($45,000 to $63,000 USD), which is decided by the abilities and experiences of the applicant.

[Employment Period]
During the project period; until March 31, 2021. There is an intermediate review of the project in 2019. If we fail, the project and this position ends on March 31, 2020.
The job contract is renewed per fiscal year (starting April 1, ending March 31 of the next year).
After the project, we plan to offer a leading researcher or an engineer position at our startup company (*).
(*) This is a tentative plan. We do not guarantee anything about the startup. The startup has not been established yet.

[Working Hours]
Postdoctoral Fellow and Engineer: 8:30-17:15, 5 days per week (negotiable)
Project Assistant Professor: Flex time, 5 days per week

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Tohoku University

EURAXESS offer ID: 406046
Posting organisation offer ID: D119041474


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