PhD Applicants

Unfortunately, I do not have time to respond to all of the inquiries that I receive.  Those wishing to undertake a PhD in our lab should apply to the program that best aligns with their prior education: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Media Arts and Technology, or Mechanical Engineering.  Please mention your interest in our lab and in working with Prof. Visell in your application!

 

Postdoc or Research Engineer in Mechatronics, MEMS, or Acoustics, with Applications to Haptics

The RE Touch Lab at the University of California, Santa Barbara (http://www.re-touch-lab.com) has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher or research engineer to undertake research in our lab in the area of high performance tactile display engineering, related to skin mechanics and acoustics.

The position is based in the California NanoSystems Institute at UCSB.  Our lab is affiliated with the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and the Media Arts and Technology Graduate Program at UCSB.

The successful candidate will possess experience in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, applied physics, physics, or a related field.  Postdoc applicants should have a PhD in one of these areas, and a solid record of publication, commensurate with the applicant’s level of experience. Research engineer applicants should have relevant industry experience.

Specific experience in one or more of the following would be beneficial: haptics, mechatronics design, MEMS design, transducer design and systems, ultrasound, acoustics, or related areas of signal processing. 

Above all, we are looking for someone who is hands-on and highly motivated.


How to Apply:

Applicants should send a single email to yonvisell / at \ ece.ucsb.edu .  The email should include the following:

    • A short written summary of the background, interests, and relevant experience
    • For postdoc applicants, the doctoral dissertation topic
    • Desired / available start date (preferred within next six months)

As a PDF attachment, please include the following:

    • CV or resume
    • List of publications (particularly for postdoc applicants)
    • Contact information for at least 3 references

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.  

Initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal.

The salary will be highly competitive. 
 

 

Postdoctoral Researcher in Haptics or Robotics

The RE Touch Lab at the University of California, Santa Barbara (http://www.re-touch-lab.com) has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to undertake innovative research in our lab.  The research topic may involve engaging with current projects in our lab, in areas such as wearable haptics or soft electronics, or opening new directions in haptics and robotics.

The position is based in the California NanoSystems Institute at UCSB.  Our lab is affiliated with the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and the Media Arts and Technology Graduate Program at UCSB.

The successful candidate will, prior to the start date, possess a PhD in a mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, applied physics, or a related field.  A strong record of publication is expected, commensurate with the applicant’s level of experience.  

Experience in one or more of the following would be beneficial: haptics, mechatronics, robotics hardware/systems, MEMS design, applied materials, or acoustics. Above all, we are looking for someone who is intellectually curious, hands-on, and highly motivated.  

 

How to Apply

Applicants should send a single email with Postdoc in the subject line to yonvisell / at \ ece.ucsb.edu .  The email should include the following:

  • A short written summary of the research background, interests, and relevant experience
  • Doctoral dissertation topic
  • Desired / available start date

As a PDF attachment, please include the following:

  • CV
  • List of publications
  • Contact information for at least 3 references

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.  Initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal.

 

For All Positions:

With world-class facilities set in a beautiful mediterranean climate on the California beach, the University of California, Santa Barbara College of Engineering is rated among the best in the world. Current UCSB faculty include six Nobel Prize laureates (three in the College of Engineering), one Fields Medalist, 29 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 27 members of the National Academy of Engineering.

 

We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.