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University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date Posted 05/13/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

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Interested candidates should send their CV and a cover letter describing their specific interest and how their background fits the qualifications to Prof. Kira Barton bartonkl@umich.edu preferably before June 1, although the position will remain open until filled.  

Job Summary

There is an opening for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of controls and robotics for additive manufacturing systems. The postdoc would work with Professor Kira Barton in the Mechanical Engineering Department and the Robotics Institute at the University of Michigan.  The research will bring together concepts from material characterization, data analytics, modeling and control to improve the overall performance of a custom built additive manufacturing system along the dimensions of printing quality, printing resolution, printing automation and repeatability. 


The postdoc will work with a custom, high-resolution, jet-based 3D printing system at the University of Michigan that includes integrated sensing and control automation software/hardware. Multiple graduate and undergraduate students work in the group, and there is good collaboration with external academic research groups and industrial partners. Funding comes from DoD, NSF, and industry. 

Required Qualifications*

Required qualifications include: a recent PhD in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering (or a related field), experience in control systems (theory and/or application), experience with additive manufacturing (experimental implementation), and excellent oral and written communication skills. Desirable qualifications include: experience with material interactions, experience with jet-based 3D printing, experience with robotic automation systems, experience with control algorithms, and experience programming in C/C++/Java.

Additional Information

The University of Michigan is committed to effective mentoring and training of postdoctoral researchers, to enable them achieve their career goals. More information on UMich postdoc programs can be found at: www.rackham.umich.edu/postdoctoral 

Additional Information

Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do.  Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at: http://strategicvision.engin. umich.edu/  .

The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The Michigan Engineering  component of the University’s comprehensive, five-year, DEI strategic plan—along with updates on our programs and resources dedicated to ensuring a welcoming, fair and inclusive environment—can be found at: http://www.engin.umich.edu/ college/about/diversity  .

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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