Two Postdoctoral Research Fellow posts are available in the EU Framework 7 funded project SCRIPT in the Adaptive Systems Research Group at the School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, UK. The SCRIPT consortium consists of several European partners in Germany, UK, Italy, and the Netherlands.

Research Description

The University of Hertfordshire team is the coordinator of this project and involved in the development of adaptive interactive algorithms for above tasks, based on existing methodologies and research expertise by the project team. These full-time research posts will allow the post-holders to pursue research into novel methods in adaptive rehabilitation robotics of the hand and wrist after stroke. These include studies for lag-lead effects, energy flow and other biomechanical methods to assess interaction and adjust the therapy towards a person¹s capabilities and improving weaknesses after stroke.

Candidate Requirements

Applicants for the post should have a relevant PhD in human-robot interaction ideally in the context of rehabilitation robotics or biomechanics assessment of human performance in a quantitative research-oriented discipline, such as mechanical engineering, robotics or cybernetics. The post requires strong biomechanics/robotics background, ideally in the areas of modelling joint motion and robotic trajectory control. Excellent programming skills are essential. Applicants are highly motivated and able to work both independently as well as in collaboration with the other investigators in the group and the project consortium in an exciting and ambitious research project. This includes preparation of publications as well as presentations at international conferences and attendance in regular project meetings.


£21,651-£29,853/ per annum (depending on level, qualifications and experience).The positions are full-time, and they are based on a fixed-term contract for up to 36 months ideally starting from 1st of November 2011.

Contact and Application

All formal applications must be made via the Human Resources Department at University of Hertfordshire, see the Adaptive Research Groups webpage for further information . The above website will contain additional information about the post and will enlist this position at the start of September.

For informal inquiries please contact Dr. Farshid Amirabdollahian (

Note, application deadline to the PostDoctoral Research Positions in Adaptive Systems, University of Hertfordshire, UK is 14 September, 2011.

Please mention on your application while applying for this scholarship.

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