Massachusetts Institute of Technology Postdoctoral Associate in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Postdoctoral Associate

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Mechanical Engineering

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Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Mechanical Engineering, to work on the design, manufacturing, and control for an automated sugarcane production project. The project is a multidisciplinary and will require collaboration with other scientists and engineers.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, mechatronics, or a related field; a strong track record of academic publications; research experience with design, manufacturing, and control; hands on experience with robotic hardware in a field environment; proficiency with design software using SolidWorks, 3-D printing software, etc.; software engineering proficiency using C/C++, OpenCV, MATLAB, etc.; knowledge of machining; experience with Linux and development on Linux systems; and proven system integration and software architecture skills. Experience with ROS (Robot Operating System) is also desired. Job #15931

In addition to applying online via the MIT website, please submit a single, consolidated pdf file containing an updated CV, relevant publications (no more than three), and the names and contact information for three references to Hermano Igo Krebs at Please use Robotics Postdoc in the subject line.

The position is available for one year with the possibility of an additional one year extension. International applicants are welcome.


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.