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Postdoctoral Fellow

Georgia Tech

Job Description

This is a postdoctoral fellow position at the EPIC lab at the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech, led by Dr. Aaron Young

The EPIC lab is a multi-disciplinary group of scientists, engineers and clinicians that specialize in enhancing the ‘real-world’ capability of wearable robotic systems. Our group focuses on clinical translation of best-in-class control systems for lower-limb prostheses and exoskeletons to improve mobility for individuals with stroke, TBI, or limb amputation. By leveraging AI and ML tools we focus on customizing assistance to each individual user across broad, real-world use cases.

The lab is located in the heart of Georgia Tech’s main campus in midtown Atlanta and has a large facility for collecting advanced biomechanical and clinical outcome measures and collaborates closely with clinical partners at Emory, Children’s Hospital of Atlanta and the VA System.

You can find more information about Dr. Young's lab from the link below.



1) develop a portfolio of independent research projects in line with our lab’s objectives; key areas of focus will include developing and optimizing novel control policies for wearable robots using- AI, such as deep learning / reinforcement learning to improve mobility for patient populations (e.g., individuals with stroke or amputation).

2) conceptual design and implementation of hypothesis-driven research on performance of human participants walking with wearable robots will be emphasized in the post-doctoral training plan.

3) mentor junior graduate and undergraduate students on various projects in the lab.

4) opportunity to professional develop in other areas such as grant writing and teaching depending on their professional interests.

5) other duties as assigned.

Required Qualification

Ph.D. degree in engineering or a related fields


Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, robotics or biomedical engineering (or a related discipline, such as bioengineering).
  • Expretise and background knowledge in areas that are relevant for the position, such as mechatronic design, AI/ML, wearable robotics, experiments with human participants, biomechanics and/or robotic control systems.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

The successful candidate should have some of the following skills and a strong willingness to develop further throughout their training time at GaTech:

  • Ability to mentor teams of junior students
  • Good communication and project management skills
  • A strong publication track record
  • Evidence of ability to pursue an independent scientific trajectory including knowledge of the scientific literature, providing rationale for testable hypotheses, experimental design and statistics
  • Strong programming skills (e.g., Python and Matlab in the lab)
  • Classroom level familiarity with AI concepts, such as deep learning and/or reinforcement learning / optimization
  • Hands-on mechatronic skills
Conttact Information

Please reach out to shinae.cho@me.gatech.edu for more information.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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