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We invite applications for a postdoctoral assoicate in the Department of Mechanical at Virginia Tech in the area of bioinspired sensing. The position is for three years and is being funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) as part of Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) project on bioinspired adaptive sonar for classification and guidance in complex environments. The successful applicant will take charge of the development of a next-generation robotic sonar head inspired by the biosonar system of bats and work on integrating this hardware platform with models of neural signal processing in bats.
Candidates should have a PhD in engineering or science, have good computer programming and signal processing skills. Some basic practical hardware skills (electrical and mechanical) are also important. Candidates should have good collaborative and communication skills and be able to work in an interdisciplinary team.
Specific prior knowledge of acoustics
Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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