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RESEARCH MECHANICAL ENGINEER - ROBOTICS
The Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Computational Sensing
and Robotics (lcsr.jhu.edu) seeks a Research Engineer/Scientist to
lead the development of mechanical systems and components for
The ideal candidate is a highly motivated engineer, expected to
work independently and in a group environment with faculty and
students. The applicant will be expected to work with mechanical
and electrical systems and on multiple projects simultaneously in a
fast-paced research and development environment.
This individual will utilize Creo/Solidworks to design and reverse
engineer complex assemblies and will contribute to
conceptualization, proposals, execution, and logistics to
facilitate research addressing critical robotics knowledge
Projects focus on robotics and range from one-off component
development to large-scale coordinated efforts. Tasks focus on
robot modification, custom fixtures, and data collection devices.
Target platforms include medical robots, mobile robots (drones,
underwater, self-driving cars), exoskeletons, and industrial
Experience with robotic systems, complex assembly design, rapid
prototyping, and mentoring students is preferred.
· Handle multiple priorities.
· Interface with faculty, students, engineers, designers, and lab
· Research, design, manufacture, and validate complex
· Analyze problems, provide solutions, and provide support.
· Document designs, assembly procedures, and installation
· Travel to research sites (requirement fluctuates but will
generally be <10%).
· Laboratory safety, training, and management.
- Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
Candidates with a lesser degree and significant experience in lieu
of master’s degree may be considered.
- Demonstrated understanding of mechatronic system design and
- Strong communication and organizational skills
- Solid understanding of engineering principles needed to design,
fabricate, and validate work.
- Strong background in complex assembly design.
- Experience in material selection and mechanical design
- Demonstrated computer modeling/computer aided design
- Basic knowledge and capability in manufacturing processes, both
traditional (lathe, mill, casting, etc.) and modern (laser cutter,
3D printing, etc.).
- Previous experience working on or with robotic systems.
- Preference for strong fabrication background.
- Preferred Creo/Solidworks experience and PDM management.
- Knowledge of engineering best practices.
- Facility with Matlab, Python, or similar computational
This is an academic appointment with career progression of
Assistant Research Engineer, Associate Research Engineer, Research
Engineer, and Principal Research Engineer. Initial appointment will
be at a level appropriate given the candidate’s qualifications and
This position is open immediately. Interested applicants should
apply online via Interfolio using the Apply Now button below.
Please include a detailed resume and at least three
For Further Information Contact
Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics
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