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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Northeastern University

Job Description

About the Opportunity

Job Summary:

Associate Professor Sze Zheng Yong is hiring a Postdoctoral Research Associate to perform research in the areas of planning, control, and estimation of multi-agent systems with interaction forces and inter-agent constraints, e.g., due to physical tethers or communication constraints. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be responsible for developing novel algorithms with provable guarantees, preparing sponsor reports and research manuscripts for publication in leading journals and conferences, and assisting with mentoring graduate students in the research group.


Education: Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Control engineering, or a related field.


Must have a background in one or more fields of motion planning, control theory, and optimization. Familiarity with hybrid systems and differential equations is preferred.

Preferred Skills:

Strong analytical, problem-solving, documentation, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

Proficiency in English communication and excellent technical writing skills required.

Self-motivated and able to prioritize and multitask.

Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Programming in MATLAB, Python, or other programming languages for robotic simulations.

Experience in hardware implementation and demonstration.

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Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.††

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.††

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.† Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.†

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other †characteristic protected by applicable law.

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