[robotics-worldwide] Postdoc positions opening- Smart Medical Devices Lab, Qatar University

Woon Jong Yoon wjyoon at qu.edu.qa
Wed Sep 8 01:06:27 PDT 2010

Job Title: Full time Post-doctoral Researchers 

Institution: Qatar University, Doha, Qatar 

Project (1) Development of an automated urinary bladder surveillance system for cancer diagnosis 

Project (2) Development and Test of a Surgical Telerobot System Integrated With a Flexible Imaging Probe in Hostile Environments

Job Location: Doha, Qatar 

PI: Dr. W. Jong Yoon, Smart Medical Devices Lab (SMDL), Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering 

Starting Date: 2010 Fall or open until filled 


Job Description: 

The Smart Medical Devices Laboratory within the Qatar University Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering is seeking two full time post-doctoral researchers to lead the development of (1) an automated cystoscopic system for future use in bladder cancer surveillance and screening using a multi-bending system AND (2) the development and test of a surgical telerobot system integrated with a flexible imaging probe. 


The individual hired will work as a leader of a small team at Qatar University, Doha, Qatar. S/he will be required to design the entire electro-mechanical system and conduct experiments with Dr. Yoon to evaluate the systems’ effectiveness. 



 Doctoral degree or equivalent experience in electro-mechanical engineering/robotics 

 Strong expertise in programming languages and computing/development tools such as LabVIEW and Matlab to conduct independent research in the field 

 Knowledge of smart materials and actuator design is a plus 

 Strong written and verbal communication skills in English 



 These positions are up to 32 months of appointment based at Qatar University, Qatar. 

 Design and construct a portable electro-mechanical steering mechanism and control program/user interface. 

 Incorporate various real time video camera system (imaging probe) to the steering system and test them for optimization. 

 Test the device in vitro and ex vivo models to demonstrate the functionality of the prototype and determine the effectiveness of the system. A parametric study will be performed coordinated with clinicians. 



 Tax-free salary, plus fully furnished accommodation, education allowance, health insurance, annual air tickets for summer vacation, and an annual summer leave entitlement of 35 days per year (according to QU HR policies). 

 The successful candidate will be part of a recognized international research team including Prof. Blake Hannaford and Eric J. Seibel (University of Washington, USA). 

 For more information about Qatar University, please visit: http://www.qu.edu.qa 


How to Apply: 

 Contact: Dr. W. Jong Yoon (wjyoon at qu.edu.qa) 

 Material needed to send (in pdf format) 

o A cover letter detailing experience and future interests 

o CV including names of three references 

o One representative publication

o Available start date



W.Jong Yoon, PhD

Assistant Professor

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department 

Qatar University, PO Box 2713 

Doha, Qatar


Phone: 974-4403-4313, 974-5564-3526 (cell)

Fax: +974-4485-2110

E-mail: wjyoon at qu.edu.qa




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