Open Positions: Research Professors, Postdoctoral Research Fellows, Graduate Students (through master’s, PhD, or integrated master’s-PhD program) in micro/nano-robotics, magnetic control systems, artificial intelligence (AI), and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for micro/nano-robots
The Bio-Micro-Robotics (BMR) Lab (website: mems.dgist.ac.kr), headed by Prof. Hongsoo Choi (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), is based in Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), Republic of Korea. The Lab is run under the Department of Robotics Engineering (website: robot.dgist.ac.kr) of DGIST and is affiliated with DGIST-ETH Microrobotics Research Center, which is also led by Prof. Choi. The Lab comprises a team of enthusiastic researchers and students across different disciplines and backgrounds, mainly working on micro/nanorobotics, magnetic control systems, magnetic materials, and system integration for biomedical applications such as targeted drug/cell delivery, vascular intervention, neural networks, etc.
We are seeking highly motivated Research Professors, Postdoctoral Research Fellows, Graduate Students (through master’s, PhD, or integrated master’s-PhD program offered at DGIST) with relevant experiences/interests in medical micro/nano-robotics, magnetic nanoparticles, magnetic control systems, AI, or MEMS for micro/nano-robots.
Research areas (depending on your area of expertise) for the positions may include, but are not restricted to:
|Engineering (mechanical, electrical, materials, biomedical)-related||Computer-related||Bio-related|
|(Bio)MEMS fabrication of medical micro/nano robots, Microfluidics||Finite element analysis (Ansys, COMSOL, etc.)||Neural engineering/Brain Science|
|Magnetic nanoparticles||Programming (MATLAB, C++, etc.)||Stem cells, 2D/3D cell culture|
|Magnetic control systems (electromagnetic coil systems)||Augmented reality, Virtual reality||Parkinson’s disease, Cancer|
|Drug/cell delivery, Biocompatible/biodegradable materials||Embedded systems, Power electronics||Cell-based assays (ELISA, ATP assay, etc.)|
|In vitro, ex vivo and in vivo experiments||Immersive digital environments, AI – machine learning||Animal testing (in vivo)|
- Research in this area involves collaborative work with a team of electrical, mechanical, biomedical, materials, and software engineers, as well as natural scientists (neuroscientists, biologists, chemists, etc.) and medical doctors. You must hold a relevant degree in engineering, natural science, medicine, or equivalent from a recognized university.
- You (especially if applying for a Research Professor or Postdoctoral Research Fellow position) must demonstrate problem-solving skills and technical expertise, preferably backed up by a high-quality publication record.
- You must be proficient in spoken and written English
- You are a team player who can also work independently
- You are passionate about medical micro/nano-robotics
DGIST is a research-oriented university founded by the Korean government. DGIST opened as a research institute in 2004 and grew dramatically into a research-oriented university via the opening of a graduate program in 2011. DGIST has been taking steps toward becoming a leading research university by attracting high-quality prospective students and recruiting excellent researchers. DGIST was considered among the ten fastest-rising universities aged 50 years or less by the Nature Index in 2019, and the BMR Lab was featured in the article. (https://www.natureindex.com/news-blog/top-ten-fastest-rising-universities-under-fifty-twenty-nineteen). More information about DGIST can be found at https://www.dgist.ac.kr/en/html/sub01/010203.html.
DGIST offers studentships for Graduate Programs, fully covering all tuition fees and providing a monthly stipend to support living costs. All the accepted students will be automatically considered for this funding without having to submit an additional application. More information for DGIST Graduate Program can be found at https://www.dgist.ac.kr/iadm/html/sub02/02010402.html.
How to Apply
Please submit your application via email to Prof. Hongsoo Choi (email@example.com). The application should include:
- a curriculum vitae
- contact information of references (up to 3)
- and a motivation letter (1 page) for the position
Once we have received and evaluated your application, we will conduct interviews with the shortlisted applicants. Please note that the interviews may also be conducted by the Department of Robotics Engineering for those applying for the graduate programs at DGIST
We look forward to receiving your application.