[robotics-worldwide] Postdoc Position #1

Woon Jong Yoon wjyoon at qu.edu.qa
Wed Oct 5 04:26:55 PDT 2011

A fully funded 3-year postdoctoral appointment (Project 1) is available in the Smart Medical Devices Lab at Qatar University, Qatar. 
Starting Date: 2011 Dec. 
Project 1: Integrated bio-sensors and automated instrumentation for early stomach cancer detection using flexible capsule endoscope
This position involves work on development of integrated bio-sensor and automated instrumentation system for stomach cancer application.
The main aim of this project is to entail the design construction of a custom computer-controlled navigation mechanism and robotic approach to deliver the tethered capsule to reach spaces within the stomach and analyze the H. pylori sample in situ. Also, the researcher will be extensively collaborating with international researchers to integrate biochip sensor & navigation with the tethered capsule endoscope system and to test the device in vitro and ex vivo models to demonstrate the functionality of the prototype and determine the effectiveness of the system. 

..Doctoral degree in robotics, electrical or mechanical engineering 
..Applicant with robot learning, micro-robot grasping and manipulation, and biomimetic robotics background are particularly encouraged. 
..Strong expertise in design and programming languages and electro-mechanical development tools to conduct micro-robot development is desired. 
..Knowledge of (1) micro sensor platform design and implementation and (2) CMOS Image Sensor with optical filters is a plus.
..Strong written and verbal communication skills in English ..Can freely travel to the U.S. for research collaboration

Competitive tax-free salary, furnished accommodation, annual economy air ticket allowance and education allowance. Annual paid vacation for 35 calendar days. Health insurance. The successful candidate will be part of a recognized international research teams.

How to Apply:
Contact: Dr. Yoon (wjyoon at qu.edu.qa) 
Material needed to send (in pdf format) 
.. A cover letter .. CV with 3 references .. 2 representative publications

W. Jong Yoon, PhD
Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Qatar University
Tel: 974 4403 4313

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