[robotics-worldwide] Eight research and engineering positions at JHU

Greg Hager hager at cs.jhu.edu
Thu Oct 11 09:48:21 PDT 2007



The Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (LCSR) at JHU  
(http://lcsr.jhu.edu) is seeking to hire up to eight individuals (3  
engineers and 5 postdocs/scientists) to participate in new and  
ongoing research projects spanning several areas of robotics. LCSR is  
a new, interdisciplinary laboratory consisting of over 100 faculty,  
staff, postdocs, and students in four departments within the Whiting  
School of Engineering. LCSR is housed in the newly constructed  
Computational Sciences and Engineering Building on the JHU Homewood  
campus. CSEB features a state-of-the-art laboratory facility  
specifically designed for large-scale interdisciplinary,  
collaborative research projects.

The successful candidates will have the opportunity to participate  
broadly within the research mission of LCSR. Specific details on each  
of the open positions are given below, and are also listed at http:// 
cisst.org/wiki/Category:Jobs . Interested individuals should send  
materials to Ms. Luwanna Spells (lspells at cs.jhu.edu) with information  
as instructed in each job posting.

The positions described above are for engineering staff and  
postdoctoral positions. Prospective LCSR graduate students are  
invited to apply directly to departments with faculty members in  
their area of interest, including Biomedical Engineering, Computer  
Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical  
Engineering. The application is available online: http:// 
engineering.jhu.edu/prospective-graduates.


Research Engineer position at the Johns Hopkins University in

COMPUTER INTEGRATED SURGERY

A Research Engineer position is available in application development  
for medical
robotics and computer integrated surgery systems. The primary focus  
will be in the
development and implementation of 2D/3D registration methods, such as  
registration
between X-ray and CT, within the context of image-guided surgery  
systems.
The candidate will have excellent collaborative opportunities with a  
diverse group of
multidisciplinary researchers from medical robotics, medical imaging,  
image processing,
computational mechanics, image modeling, and analysis; as well as  
with a diverse of
pool of clinical collaborators. Primary research interactions will  
take place within the
Engineering Research Center for Computer Integrated Surgical Systems and
Technology (www.cisst.org) and the new Laboratory for Computational  
Sensing and
Robotics (lcsr.jhu.edu).
The ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:
o BS degree or higher in Engineering, Computer Science or a closely  
related field
(MS preferred and may be substituted for some experience)
o at least 2 years experience in an academic research environment
o experience in medical software engineering (image analysis,  
surgical planning,
registration, and medical robotics)
o experience with itk, vtk and other open source software toolkits
o excellent skills in C++, preferably also in MATLAB
This full time regular staff position is open immediately.
Interested applicants should apply online at JHUjobs (jobs.jhu.edu),  
Req #31869.
Please include a detailed resume/CV and at least three references.   
For further
information contact:

Luwanna Spells
Administrative Assistant
Department of Computer Science
Johns Hopkins University
lspells at cs.jhu.edu
+1-410-516-6235

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer.



Electrical Engineering position at the Johns Hopkins University
in

ROBOTICS

An Electrical Engineering position is available at the Engineering  
Research Center for
Computer Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology (www.cisst.org)  
and the new
JHU Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (lcsr.jhu.edu)  
to develop
mechatronic hardware and software, including new controllers for  
diverse robotic
systems. The initial project will be to design and prototype  
controller boards that include
custom power amplifiers and I/O connected via a high-speed serial  
interface. All
embedded logic, including the link layer for the serial interface,  
will be integrated on an
FPGA.
The ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:
o BS degree or higher in Electrical Engineering or a closely related  
field.
o At least 6 years experience designing analog and digital  
electronics, including
schematic design, PCB layout, and FPGA programming.
o Familiarity with high-speed serial interfaces, such as IEEE 1394,  
USB, and
Ethernet.
o Excellent software development skills, especially for hardware  
interfaces, drivers,
and test software.
o Ability to fabricate circuit board prototypes, including fine-pitch  
surface mount
devices.
o Familiarity with test equipment and procedures, including in- 
circuit testing of
FPGA’s via JTAG interface.
o Experience with Protel DXP or Altium Designer is highly desirable.
This full-time regular staff position is open immediately.
Interested applicants should apply online at JHUjobs (jobs.jhu.edu),  
Req #31865.
Please include a detailed resume/CV and at least three references.   
For further
information contact:

Luwanna Spells
Administrative Assistant
Department of Computer Science
Johns Hopkins University
lspells at cs.jhu.edu
+1-410-516-6235

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer.

  Software Engineering position at the Johns Hopkins University
in

ROBOTICS

A Robotics Software Engineering position is available at the  
Engineering Research
Center for Computer Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology  
(www.cisst.org) and
the new JHU Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics  
(lcsr.jhu.edu) to
develop open source software frameworks to support robotics research  
related to
computer-integrated surgery, service robots, manipulators, and haptics.
The ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:
o BS degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering or a closely  
related field
(MS preferred and may be substituted for some experience)
o At least 4 years experience developing software in C++.
o At least 2 years experience developing real-time software for robot  
control or
similar applications, preferably with a real-time operating system.
o Strong background in robotics and haptics, including knowledge of  
kinematics,
control, and trajectory planning/generation.
o Strong mathematical background, including 2D/3D geometry, linear  
algebra,
transformations, and numerical optimization methods.
o Familiarity with software development tools such as CVS,  
Subversion, Doxygen,
and CMake.
o Knowledgeable in the areas of object-oriented software engineering,  
design
patterns, and component-based programming.
o Knowledge of Python and Matlab desirable.
This full-time regular staff position is open immediately.
Interested applicants should apply online at JHUjobs (jobs.jhu.edu),  
Req #31864.
Please include a detailed resume/CV and at least three references.   
For further
information contact:

Luwanna Spells
Administrative Assistant
Department of Computer Science
Johns Hopkins University
lspells at cs.jhu.edu
+1-410-516-6235

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer.




  Postdoctoral position at the Johns Hopkins University in

Haptic Exploration and Spatial Mapping


The Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics at Johns  
Hopkins University is
seeking a postdoctoral fellow to participate in projects related to  
haptic exploration and
object recognition. The successful candidate will be expected to (1)  
develop algorithms
for haptic exploration, spatial mapping, and object recognition, (2)  
participate in the
development of an experimental testbed for haptic exploration with  
robotic manipulators,
and (3) design and implement controllers for autonomous and teleoperated
manipulators. The project leaders are Gregory Hager, Noah Cowan, and  
Allison
Okamura.

The postdoc will also be encouraged to participate in other projects  
related to haptics
and manipulation within the newly established Laboratory for  
Computational Sensing
and Robotics (http://lcsr.jhu.edu) and the Center for Computer- 
Integrated Surgical
Systems and Technology (http://cisst.org). The position is available  
immediately and is
renewable annually for up to two years, with further extensions  
possible based on
performance and available funding. Applications will be reviewed  
starting August 20,
2007 and will be considered until the position is filled.

Requirements: Solid knowledge and experience with C++, robotic system  
integration,
modeling, and manipulator control. Experience with SLAM, computer  
vision, computer
graphics, haptic virtual environments, and teleoperation is also  
desirable.

To apply, email the following items in a single pdf file to Luwanna  
Spells,
lspells at cs.jhu.edu:
1. brief summary of qualifications, experience
2. expected Ph.D. graduation date (or available start date)
3. dissertation title, abstract
4. name and email addresses of at least two references
5. relevant courses taken
6. CV
Please put LCSR HAPTIC EXPLORATION POSTDOC on the Subject line.

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer.




Research Scientist position at the Johns Hopkins University in

COMPUTER INTEGRATED SURGERY

A Research Scientist position is available in application development  
for medical
robotics and computer integrated surgery systems. The primary initial  
focus will be in the
development and implementation of 2D/3D registration methods, such as  
registration
between X-ray and CT, within the context of image-guided surgery  
systems. Future
projects may include medical application of robotics, real-time  
computer vision, and
intraoperative imaging & visualization.
The candidate will have excellent collaborative opportunities with a  
diverse group of
multidisciplinary researchers from medical robotics, medical imaging,  
image processing,
computational mechanics, image modeling, and analysis; as well as  
with a diverse of
pool of clinical collaborators. Primary research interactions will  
take place within the
Engineering Research Center for Computer Integrated Surgical Systems and
Technology (www.cisst.org) and the new Laboratory for Computational  
Sensing and
Robotics (lcsr.jhu.edu), together with collaborating clinical  
departments at the Johns
Hopkins Medical School.
The ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:
o PhD degree in Engineering, Computer Science or a closely related field
o Research experience in the integration of image-guided  
interventional systems.
This full time position is open immediately.
Interested applicants should send a detailed curriculum vitae and  
list of (at least three)
references to:

Luwanna Spells
Administrative Assistant
Department of Computer Science
Johns Hopkins University
lspells at cs.jhu.edu
+1-410-516-6235

Please ERC/LCSR CIS SCIENTIST on the Subject line.

Copies of publications would also be welcome.

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer.


Postdoctoral position at the Johns Hopkins University in

Haptic Devices and Control for Medical Robotics


The Haptics Laboratory (http://haptics.me.jhu.edu) at Johns Hopkins  
University is
seeking a postdoctoral fellow to participate in projects related to  
haptic device design
and control, teleoperation, medical robotics, tissue modeling, and human
performance/psychophysics. The chosen individual will have direct  
responsibility for
projects related to haptic feedback in robot-assisted surgery. These  
projects will involve
close collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

The chosen individual will also be encouraged to participate in other  
projects related to
haptics within the newly established Laboratory for Computational  
Sensing and Robotics
(http://lcsr.jhu.edu/) and the Center for Computer-Integrated  
Surgical Systems and
Technology (http://cisst.org).  Such projects include rehabilitation  
robotics, next-
generation prosthetics, and autonomous robotic haptic exploration.  
The position will start
January 2008 and is renewable annually for up to two years, with  
further extensions
possible based on performance and available funding.

To apply, email the following items in a single pdf file to Luwanna  
Spells,
lspells at cs.jhu.edu:
1. brief summary of qualifications, experience
2. expected Ph.D. graduation date (or available start date)
3. dissertation title, abstract
4. name and email addresses of at least two references
5. relevant courses taken
6. CV
Please put LCSR HAPTIC FEEDBACK POSTDOC on the Subject line.

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer.




Post-Doctoral position at the Johns Hopkins University in
anatomical shape-based data retrieval

A Post-Doctoral position is available in development of a shape,  
image, treatment
planning, dosimetry and outcomes based database for advanced analysis  
of patients
undergoing radiation therapy. The system provides a framework for  
assessing the
influence of patient information on various aspects of radiation  
therapy from treatment
plan quality to patient outcomes and complications.  The primary  
initial focus will be in
the development and implementation of web-enabled database  
application for analyzing
the impact of anatomical and target shapes on the plan quality of  
intensity modulated
radiotherapy treatments. Future projects will include the advancement  
of the toolset for
advanced analysis of outcomes and complications and the correlation  
to shapes,
radiation dosimetry, as well as other medical information such as  
laboratory test results
and patient history.
The candidate will have excellent collaborative opportunities with a  
diverse group of
multidisciplinary researchers from medical imaging, image processing,  
radiation
oncology, physics, data mining, database design and analysis; as well  
as with a diverse
of pool of clinical collaborators.  Primary research interactions  
will take place within the
Engineering Research Center for Computer Integrated Surgical Systems and
Technology (www.cisst.org) and the department of Radiation Oncology  
and Molecular
Radiation Sciences (www.radonc.jhmi.edu) and at the Johns Hopkins  
University.
The ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:
o PhD degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics or a closely  
related field.
o Research experience in shape matching, shape modeling, or image  
science,
This full time position is open immediately.
Interested applicants should send a detailed curriculum vitae and  
list of (at least three)
references to one of:

Russell H. Taylor
CSEB 127
Department of Computer Science
The Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
rht at jhu.edu
Michael M. Kazhdan
NEB 314
Department of Computer Science
The Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
misha at cs.jhu.edu

Copies of publications would also be welcome.

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer.


Postdoctoral position at the Johns Hopkins University in

Computer Vision and Learning for Medical Applications


The Computational Interaction and Robotics Laboratory (http:// 
www.cs.jhu.edu/CIRL) at
Johns Hopkins University is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to  
participate in projects
related to computer vision, computational learning, and biomedical  
imaging. The chosen
individual will have direct responsibility for projects related to  
endoscopic image analysis,
medical image mosaicking, and statistical image classification. These  
projects will
involve close collaboration with the Johns Hopkins medical school.

The chosen individual will also be encouraged to participate in other  
projects related to
computer vision and imaging within the newly established Laboratory  
for Computational
Sensing and Robotics (www.robotics.jhu.edu) and the Center for  
Computer-Integrated
Surgical Systems and Technology (www.cisst.org). The position will  
start January 2008
and is renewable annually for up to two years, with further  
extensions possible based on
performance and available funding.

Interested applicants should send a detailed curriculum vitae and  
list of (at least two)
references to:

Luwanna Spells
Administrative Assistant
Department of Computer Science
Johns Hopkins University
lspells at cs.jhu.edu
+1-410-516-6235

Please put LCSR COMPUTER VISION POSTDOC on the Subject line.

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer.





Gregory D. Hager
Professor of Computer Science
Johns Hopkins University

Currently on sabbatical at:
Department of Computer Science
Stanford University
246 Gates Bldg
353 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-9020

Assistant: Luwanna Spells (lspells at cs.jhu.edu)
Phone: 410 516 6235




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