Opportunities

Graduate students

Available research fellow positions

  • We are currently seeking a talented and creative Research Fellow to contribute to the design, fabrication and testing of functional apparel with applications in soft wearable robotics and other wearable technology. The candidate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, apparel designers, biomechanists and physical therapists to support ongoing research efforts and receive training and mentorship from other lab members. The full listing can be found here. Interested candidates please send a cover letter, resume and portfolio/work samples to diana.wagner@wyss.harvard.edu by: February 20, 2017

Available postdoc positions

  • We are currently seeking postdoctoral researchers in the fields of mechanical design, controls, sensors and biomechanics. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Robotics, Mechatronics, Material Science, Biomechanics, Kinesiology, Movement Science, Physiology or related field and a proven track record of high quality publications. The candidates should have a strong interest in contributing to multidisciplinary teams (engineers, computer scientists, physiologists, bioengineers and clinicians) and will be expected to publish scholarly papers and attend international conferences, as well as take on a mentorship role for undergraduate and graduate students. Previous experience in human subjects studies with wearable robots is highly desirable.  Applications for postdoc positions, assembled as a single PDF file, should contain a complete resume, cover letter describing research interests and goals, full list of publications, copies of up to three relevant scientific papers, as well as the names and contact information of three references (expected to provide letters of recommendation). Applications should be sent to Conor Walsh, walsh@seas.harvard.edu

Undergraduate students

  • There are both term-time and summer opportunities for undergraduate students to work on research projects in the Biodesign lab. Students should email Professor Walsh explaining their interest in working in the lab and include their resume. Long-term commitments of at least a year are preferred. Applications should be received at least a semester in advance, so students who would like to do their ES100 senior design projects should get in touch by May of their junior year.
  • Harvard has many resources and programs to support and fund undergraduate research. The Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (http://uraf.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do) is an excellent resource for students.