[robotics-worldwide] PostDoc Research Associate in Orthopaedic Robot

HAMLYN ROBOTICS hamlyn-robotics at imperial.ac.uk
Wed Aug 15 04:30:55 PDT 2012

PostDoc Research Associate in Orthopaedic Robot
Salary: £31,300 - £39,920 per annum
Fixed term appointment for up to 30th September 2014

For other job openings at the Hamlyn Centre, please see www3.imperial.ac.uk/roboticsurgery/opportunities 
As part of the Wellcome Trust and EPSRC Centre for Medical Engineering Solutions in the Management of Osteoarthritis (OA) at Imperial College, a new position in orthopaedic surgical robot is available. The position is to be based in the Hamlyn Centre, which is dedicated for developing safe, effective and accessible imaging, sensing and robotics technologies that can reshape the future of healthcare. Focusing on technological innovation but with a strong emphasis on clinical translation and direct patient benefit with a global impact, the centre is at the forefront of research in imaging, sensing and robotics for addressing global health challenges associated with demographic, environment, social and economic changes.

This post is jointly funded by the Wellcome Trust and the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The purpose of this position is to develop a novel flexible orthopaedic robot to allow delivery to the cartilage disease site of micro, in-vivo optical probes with micrometer resolution to identify cartilage thinning, fissures, and fibrillations, as well as surgical instruments for performing new therapeutic procedures developed by the Centre.

Applicants should have a background in Mechanical/Electronic Engineering (particularly in medical instrumentation or robotics), physical sciences, computing or other related engineering background. 
We are looking for candidates with strong expertise in medical robotics and relevant experience in one or more of the following areas:
Robotic platforms for orthopaedic surgery;
Mechatronic design of flexible, articulated robots;
Actuator design, integration and miniaturisation;
Arthroscopy and arthroscopic instrument design.
Extensive experience of programming languages including Matlab, Labview and C/C++, as well as CAD design packages is also required.

You will also have a PhD or equivalent in Mechanical/Electronic Engineering (particularly in medical instrumentation or robotics), physical sciences, or other related subjects with practical experience in clinical applications.

For an informal discussion please contact Raphaele Raupp email: r.raupp at imperial.ac.uk or telephone 020 7594 1499.
As this is a re-advertisement previous applicants need not reapply
How to apply:
Our preferred method of application is online via our website at: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment  (please select "job search" then enter the job reference EN20120218TT into "keywords"). 
Please include:
An application form quoting reference OA GZY 0712
A full CV
A 1 page statement indicating why your expertise is relevant
For queries regarding the application process contact Joanne Day: research.officer at doc.ic.ac.uk 
Closing date: 5th Sept, 2012
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