[robotics-worldwide] AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY - Post-doc in Surgical Robotics for FP7 European Project ARAKNES at LIRMM, Montpellier, France

Philippe POIGNET philippe.poignet at lirmm.fr
Tue May 17 06:20:02 PDT 2011

Position description

The candidate will integrate the medical robotics group of the DEXTER  
Project Team
from the Robotics department. Our research activities include  
defining design
methodologies, developing estimation protocols, and synthesizing  
sensor based
(force, vision) and/or model based (predictive) control methods.  
Theoretical tools
developed by the team are validated and implemented in robotic  
systems for
accurate medical applications.
The candidate will work in the framework of the FP7 IP ARAKNES 4-year  
(2008-2012) financially supported by the European Commission. The  
objective of the
project is to provide an innovative robotics platform for assisting  
endoluminal or
single-port surgery. The project activities involve collaborations  
with several
european research institutes such as SSS'A (Italy - Paolo Dario -  
coordinator), EPFL
(Switzerland), Imperial College London (UK), etc.
The successful candidate will be responsible for designing,  
implementing, testing and
benchmarking teleoperation control routines for tethered and wireless  
systems in the medical field.

Required expertise

The candidates are expected to have experience in one or more of the  
areas: control theory, robotics, haptics, teleoperation. The  
candidates are also
expected to have good programming skills in C/C++.

Selection of potential candidates will begin immediately.

Application package

Interested candidates should submit the following by email in a *single*
PDF file to poignet at lirmm.fr

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.

Contact information

Prof. Philippe POIGNET

LIRMM UMR 5506 CNRS / University of Montpellier 2
Robotics Department

Phone +33 4 67 41 85 61
Fax. +33 4 67 41 85 00

Mobile +33 6 79 79 95 66

Philippe.Poignet at lirmm.fr

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