[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

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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
Ph.D)
5. Doctoral dissertation topic
6. A one-page summary of research background and interests and how it
aligns with the current position.


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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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