[robotics-worldwide] Post-Doc in Surgical Robotics at University of Maryland, College Park: Project: Robot-enabled OCT and MRI guided breast biopsy/RFA.

Jaydev P. Desai jaydev at umd.edu
Tue Nov 11 13:07:16 PST 2008

*We currently have 3 Post-Doc openings and this is one of the three
positions - Details at: http://rams.umd.edu


Position description:*
Research Associate (Post-Doc) position in Surgical Robotics for the
design, development, and implementation of a teleoperated robotic system
with real-time optical imaging capability using Optical Coherence
Tomography (OCT) for guiding breast biopsy (Bx) and radio-frequency
ablation (RFA) probe within the breast under continuous Magnetic
Resonance Imaging (MRI) is available at the University of Maryland,
College Park. This project is a collaborative effort between the
Department of Mechanical Engineering of University of Maryland, College
Park, Fischell Department of Bioengineering, and Department of Radiology
at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

*Required expertise:*
Expertise in one or more of the areas relating to: robot kinematics and
dynamics, teleoperated needle guidance and steering, hands-on experience
in optics design and fabrication, fiber-optics, and micro-optics is
desired. Strong hardware design and integration skills and expertise in
C++ is a pre-requisite.

Selection of potential candidates will begin immediately.

*Application package:*
Interested candidates should submit the following by email in a single
PDF file to jaydev at umd.edu.
1. Curriculum vitae with a list of at least 3 references
2. At least three papers which could be either published, accepted for
publication, or in-preparation which demonstrate some of the required
expertise mentioned above.
3. Relevant courses taken during Ph.D studies
4. Expected date of graduation (for those who are currently pursuing a
5. Doctoral dissertation topic
6. A one-page summary of research background and interests and how it
aligns with the current position.

Dr. Jaydev P. Desai
Associate Professor
RAMS Laboratory
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Room 0160, Bldg 088, Glenn L. Martin Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Phone: 301-405-4427
Fax: 301-314-9477
Web: http://rams.umd.edu

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