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PhD & Postdoctoral Researchers

If you are interested in doing paid research with the lab [1] there are two options:

  1. Wait for an open position in the lab and apply.
  2. Find self-funding and ask if we can host and work with you.

All paid positions associated with the lab will be posted to the TU Delft vacancies website, the BioMechanical Engineering Department vacancies web page, Academic Transfer [2], and/or this lab website.

[1]PhD positions at TU Delft are considered full time academic research jobs and we only accept you if there is an available paid position. You are also required to have a Master's degree to start a PhD.
[2]All academic jobs in the Netherlands are (and have to be) posted to Academic Transfer.

Master's Students

Anyone may apply to the Master's Program at TU Delft if you have completed an appropriate Bachelor's degree. If you want to work directly in this lab it is best to apply to the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and preferably select the BioMechanical Design Track. This video explains the MSc tracks in the BME department.

If you would like to work on a project for your Master's thesis in the lab please send a letter explaining your interest in the lab, CV or resume, and any other relevant information to j.k.moore@tudelft.nl and a.l.schwab@tudelft.nl. Include whether you are a current student, have been accepted to the University, or have not applied yet.

MSc Project Proposals and Ideas

The following list provides the current formal MSc projects we are interested in finding students for [3]:

Available Projects

Proposal Title & Info Date posted Partners
Unravelling Vestibular Sensory Contributions to Bicycle Balance Control 2021-02-23 Dr. Patrick Forbes @ Erasmus Medical Center
Design of an Active Tracking Treadmill for Single Track Vehicle Experiments 2021-02-15  
Using Model Predictive Control Steer-by-Wire Bicycle for Performance Assistance 2021-02-15 Dr. Laura Marchal-Crespo (TU Delft, CoR)
Extraction of Bicycle Crash Kinematics from Videos Using Machine Learning 2021-01-29  
Development of a Bobsleigh Simulator for Training and Outreach in Jamaica 2020-01-13 Jamaican Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation
Determining Dynamics Perception Thresholds of Bicycles 2020-11-17 Dr. Rene van Paassen (TU Delft, Aerospace)
Assessment of Mountain Biking Balance for Physiotherapy Interventions 2020-11-11 LUNEX University
Musculoskeletal Models Optimized For Speedy Forward Simulation Based on Analytic Descriptions 2020-09-21  
How fast will my open source code break? 2020-09-18  
Establish the Power Measurement Accuracy of the TrueBike and Develop an Efficient Calibration Methodology 2020-09-10 TrueKinetix
Personalized Virtual Non-round Bicycle Chain-rings Using Live Optimization While Pedaling 2020-09-10 TrueKinetix
Adaptive Speed Control in Cycling 2020-09-10 Gazelle
Bicycle Load Cases and Road Quality 2020-09-10 Gazelle
Understanding Disc Brake Squeal in Cycling 2020-09-10 Gazelle
Accelerating Learning Beginner Skateboard Tricks While Maximizing Safety 2020-09-10 USSEA
How Robust is Equivalent Fall Height for Predicting Injury Severity in Snow Jumps? 2020-09-10 Dr. Mont Hubbard (University of California, Davis)
Maximizing Quantity and Quality of Rowing Performance Metrics From a Minimal Number of Inertial Sensors 2020-09-10 Dr. Paul Crawford (Hegemony Tech)
Optimization Based Bicycle Design For Equivalent Dynamics 2020-09-10  
Squiggly Bicycle Routes 2020-09-10 Ted Buehler (Portland, USA)

Previously Selected Projects

Proposal Title & Info Date posted Partners Student
Early Warning and Crash Detection in Cycling 2020-09-10 Gazelle Joris Kuiper
Bicycle Design, Dynamics, and Handling 2020-09-10 Gazelle Julie van Vlerken

The current and past research projects will also give some ideas of what is possible. I will provide any confidential projects available in personal communication with you. If any of these projects interest you or you have a project idea that is similar, be sure to let me know in your introduction email.

[3]We also post and formulate more raw project ideas here: https://github.com/mechmotum/ideas/issues.

Bachelor's Students

Students working towards their Bachelor's degree are welcome to join the lab to get research and engineering experience. The best way to work with us it to choose a Bachelor's final project proposed from the lab in your final year. Otherwise, please send a letter explaining your interest in the lab, CV or resume, and any other relevant information to j.k.moore@tudelft.nl.

UC Davis Positions

These positions are available on an ongoing basis for UC Davis students. Email j.k.moore@tudelft.nl if interested.

LibreTexts Site Reliability Engineer Asst

Job Function: Student Worker

Job Purpose: To assist Dr. Jason K. Moore and Richard Feltstykket in setting up and maintaining computational cloud services for the LibreTexts project.

Job Description:

The assistant will work on purchasing, setting up, and maintaining a cluster of compute nodes to run Binder and Jupyter to support the LibreTexts project. They will be part of a team of site reliability engineer assistants working on the various related tasks. The assistant will develop scripts, documentation, and support various open source projects as needed. The student will work a minimum of 10 hours per week during the fall, winter, and spring quarters and a minimum of 20 hrs per week during the summer quarter.

Qualifications:

Required

  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Able to work in a team both remotely and in-person.
  • Able to communicate remotely using chat rooms, email, code hosting platforms, and video chat.
  • Comfortable using remote Linux, Bash, and the command line.
  • Familiarity with running a publicly accessible web server.
  • Comfortable using Git version control (or similar tool).
  • Comfortable with at least one high level programming language (e.g. Python, R, Octave, Ruby, Javascript, etc).

Preferred

  • Familiarity with open source software development practices.
  • Familiarity with Python and Jupyter.
  • Familiarity with Kubernetes.
  • Familiarity with web technologies: HTML/CSS/JS.

Application materials:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and examples of code, documentation, websites, or any related work. Be sure to explain how you meet the Required and/or Preferred qualifications.

Desired Start: 12/01/2020 End Date: 09/30/2021

Approximate Hours Per Week:

Minimum of 10 hrs and up to 20 hrs during the academic quarters. Up to 40 hrs in the summer.

Location(s): Remote and Genome Center

Base Pay Rate:

Assistant IV: $11.25 - $16.75

LibreTexts Engineering Education Asst

Job Function: Student Worker

Job Purpose: To assist Dr. Jason K Moore and other engineering faculty in developing interactive open access textbooks for the LibreTexts project and various UCD engineering courses.

Job Description:

The assistant will be part of a team that develops one or more open access engineering textbooks. These textbooks will be published as part of the LibreTexts engineering "living library". The assistant will work on a variety of tasks based on their skills and performance: search for existing open access engineering content edit existing engineering textbook content write new engineering textbook content draw engineering figures using graphic design software write and solve engineering homework problems develop computational learning content using Jupyter The student will work a minimum of 10 hours per week during the fall, winter, and spring quarters and a minimum of 20 hrs per week during the summer quarter. Up to three years of work on the project may be available based on performance.

Qualifications:

Required

  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Able to work in a team both remotely and in-person.
  • Able to communicate remotely using chat rooms, email, code hosting platforms, and video chat.
  • Able to write technical documents.
  • Able to read and understand undergraduate engineering textbooks.
  • STEM major (engineering major preferred, but will consider others if applicant exceeds in other criteria)

Preferred

  • Familiarity with Python, Jupyter, and scientific Python packages.
  • Engineering major, ideally Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Sciences major.

Application materials:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and at least one example of technical writing. Be sure to explain how you meet the Required and/or Preferred qualifications.

Desired Start: 01/01/2021 End Date: 09/30/2021

Approximate Hours Per Week:

Minimum of 10 hrs and up to 20 hrs during the academic quarters. Up to 40 hrs in the summer.

Location(s): Bainer Hall and Remote

Base Pay Rate:

Assistant IV: $11.25 - $16.75