CAS/SIAT Soft Robotics Research Center
Call for Research Staffs and Students

Opening Positions

  1. Call for Professors and Associate Professors(8-12 openings)
  2. Calls for Assistant Professors and Postdoctoral Fellows(12-15 openings)
  3. Calls for Research Assistants and Engineers(15-20 openings)
  4. Applications for Ph.D. and Master Students
  5. Call for Joint-supervision/Guest Students

Institute and Research Center Information

The Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS/SIAT) is a national scientific research institution of the CAS at Shenzhen, jointly established by CAS, the Shenzhen municipal government and the Chinese University of Hong Kong in February 2006. Over the past 15 years, CAS/SIAT has gradually formed a collaborative innovation platform focusing on scientific research, integrating scientific research, education, industry and capital. Data to date, SIAT has staffs over 2484 (including 800 overseas returnees) and more than 1732 graduate students. Oriented to be the industrial research institute, SIAT has undertaken over 10 billion yuan of scientific research projects, published 11,638 papers, applied for more than 10,000 patents, and incubated 1186 enterprises. In 2020, SIAT ranked 31st in the Science/Nature Index, five disciplines ranked in the top 1% of ESI in the world, the number of new PCTs applications ranked first in the global educational institutions, the number of approved Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) grants ranked first in the national research institutes, and the number of approved National Key Research and Development Plan of China projects ranked first in the national research institutes and sixth in the national universities. SIAT is already a leading research institute in the south of China and Robotics is one of its key research directions. At the same time, relying on SIAT, CAS has built a new university at Shenzhen, the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The faculty of Computer Science and Control Engineering and its Department of Robotics and Automation are also included.

Oriented to the frontier science and key applications of soft robotics, Soft Robotics Research Center focuses on the fundamental theories and critical technologies of soft robotics. The major aspects include its material and fabrication, structure and actuation, sensing and control, and key applications. The research center is devoted to significant innovations of science and industrialization of applications on soft robotics, and particularly on the soft medical robots, soft manipulation, and underwater soft robots. The research center has also carried out theoretical and technological innovation researches in the field of medical robots and biomechanics, multi-model robotic manipulation, and many achievements have entered the application stage.