[robotics-worldwide] Post-Doc in Surgical Robotics for an NIH project at University of Maryland, College Park.

Jaydev P. Desai jaydev at umd.edu
Tue Sep 2 19:28:48 PDT 2008

*Position description:*

Research Associate (Post-Doc) position in Surgical Robotics for the 
design, development, and implementation of a teleoperated robotic system 
with haptic feedback capability for breast biopsy (Bx) and 
radio-frequency ablation (RFA) of breast tumor under continuous Magnetic 
Resonance Imaging (MRI) is expected to be available for a National 
Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 project starting January 1, 2009. The 
selected candidate will also be involved in the currently funded NIH R21 
grant on the development of a highly dexterous Minimally Invasive 
Neurosurgical Intracranial Robot (MINIR) teleoperated under continuous MRI.


*Required expertise:*
Expertise in one or more of the areas relating to: robot kinematics and 
dynamics, teleoperated needle guidance and steering, stability issues in 
teleoperation, nonlinear control, and haptics is strongly desired. 
Strong hardware design and integration skills and expertise in C++ is a 

Selection of potential candidates will begin in November 2008.


*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.

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*Contact Information:*
Jaydev P. Desai
Associate Professor
Director - Robotics, Automation, Manipulation, and Sensing (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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