[robotics-worldwide] Postdoc Position: Medical Robotics/Image Guided Surgery (Vanderbilt University)
Robert J. Webster, III
robert.webster at vanderbilt.edu
Thu Mar 25 15:19:20 PDT 2010
Postdoc Position: Medical Robotics/Image Guided Surgery
A postdoctoral position is available in the Medical & Electromechanical
Design (MED) Lab at Vanderbilt University. The successful candidate will
work on a NIH SBIR-funded project in which we are developing thin
"tentacle-like" robots composed of curved, concentric, elastic tubes.
The immediate clinical application is 3D Ultrasound-guided ablation in
the human liver to treat cancer, and proof-of-concept in other surgical
scenarios is underway. The successful candidate will also have the
opportunity to work on pilot projects involving laser range scanning for
soft tissue registration - work being carried out collaboratively
between the MED lab and the Vanderbilt Center for Technology Guided
Therapy (with collaborators Bob Galloway and Mike Miga).
For further information and publications on these topics see:
Qualifications: We are seeking a postdoc with experience and interests
in image guided surgery, practical hands-on robotics development, and
clinical engineering. A background in computer science, preferably with
robotic hardware experience, is desirable but not strictly required.
Much of the necessary physical robotic equipment has already been built
(and some pilot study data collected), meaning that a postdoc with
strong systems integration and experimental skills will have the raw
materials necessary to rapidly generate several high-quality publications.
The position is open immediately and may last up to two years. Review of
applications will begin as applications are received and continue until
the position is filled. Some interviews may be conducted at the ICRA
conference in Anchorage, Alaska. If interested and qualified, email the
following items to Bob Webster (robert.webster at vanderbilt.edu) in a
single pdf file:
1. One paragraph summary of qualifications and relevant experience
2. Expected graduation date (or available start date)
3. Name and email addresses of three references
4. Dissertation title and abstract
Send to: robert.webster at vanderbilt.edu
Please put "Postdoc Application" on the Subject line.
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