[robotics-worldwide] Postdoctoral Positions in Image-guided Robotic Surgery ­ Boston University

Pierre Dupont pierre at bu.edu
Wed May 27 07:35:52 PDT 2009


Several postdoctoral fellows are sought for National Institutes of Health
sponsored projects in image-guided and robot-assisted beating-heart
intracardiac surgery. Depending on the interests and backgrounds of the
successful applicants, the positions will involve some combination of the
following elements:
 
· Design of minimally invasive surgical robots and instruments
· Design of robot-delivered surgical tools and implants using MEMS and
traditional manufacturing technologies
· Controller design & implementation for flexible surgical robots
· Image-based instrument tracking and servoing
· In vitro and in vivo prototype testing
 
Our engineering team is tightly integrated with clinicians at Boston
hospitals. This coupling ensures that we work on clinically important
problems and enables us to rapidly transition engineering prototypes to a
clinical setting for testing. More information on our projects can be found
at: http://biorobotics.bu.edu
 
Requirements for the positions are a PhD in engineering and experience in
some combination of tool design, robot mechanical and control system design,
ultrasound imaging, image processing and real-time control. Experience with
medical applications is also desirable. The initial appointment will be for
one year with the possibility of extension.
 
Qualified applicants should respond by email as soon as possible to Prof.
Pierre Dupont (pierre at bu.edu) with a description of their qualifications,
academic background, PhD thesis, publications, career goals and
availability.

Pierre E. Dupont
Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Boston University
biorobotics.bu.edu




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