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Description: The Human Factors and Aging Laboratory ( is seeking a postdoctoral research associate with interests in aging, health, and robotics. Our overall goal is supporting successful aging through research in healthcare technologies; design for aging; technology acceptance; human-automation interaction; aging-in-place; human-robot interaction; cognitive aging; aging with disabilities; and skill acquisition and training. The laboratory is funded by: the National Institutes of Health as part of the Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement (; and the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Community Living) Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technologies to Support Aging-in-Place for People with Long-term Disabilities ( The position is expected to be for two years, pending funding and satisfactory performance. (Additional years possible.)   Research Focus: The research for this position will focus on human-robot interaction, very broadly defined. Specific projects will be determined based on shared interests but will involve assistive robots, social robots, telepresence robots, or personal robots to support the needs of older adults. Projects will be guided by theory, be methodologically sound, and advance both fundamental knowledge and practice. Qualifications: Successful candidates must have an earned doctorate in an affiliated discipline such as gerontology, health, human-centered computing, human factors, psychology, or robotics, biomedical engineering, computer science. Candidates must possess a commitment to interdisciplinary research collaborations and be interested in pursuing grants from NIH, NSF, NIDILRR, PCORI, AHRQ, and private foundations. Strong communication skills – spoken and written – are critical, and should be evidenced by publications and presentations. Experience mentoring undergraduates and junior graduate students is a plus.   Applications: To apply, please send the following materials to Wendy Rogers at • Curriculum Vitae • Cover letter describing relevant experience and interest in aging, health, and robotics • Three reference letters sent directly to Dr. Rogers via email. For initial consideration, please send your materials by December 7, 2018. The anticipated starting date is March 1, 2019 (negotiable). For additional information, contact Wendy Rogers at 217-300-1470 or
HFA Laboratory Seeking Applicants for Post-Doctoral Research Associate with focus in Social Robotics