[robotics-worldwide] Funded positions for MSc, PhD, and postdoctoral studies in medical robotics at the University of Alberta

Mahdi Tavakoli mahdi.tavakoli at ualberta.ca
Thu Apr 4 15:07:14 PDT 2013

Motivated graduate students and postdoctoral fellows preferably with
past experience in medical robotics and especially robot-assisted
percutaneous therapy are invited to study at the University of
Alberta. The research projects are highly multidisciplinary and aim to
develop robotics technologies that allow brachytherapists to place
implants with high accuracy, repeatability and reliability during
prostate brachytherapy. All research will be carried out in a
collaboration setting between the Department of Electrical and
Computer Engineering (Telerobotic and Biorobotic Systems Group;
http://www.ece.ualberta.ca/~tbs), the Department of Oncology, and the
Alberta Health Services’ Cross Cancer Institute. You will work in a
multidisciplinary environment involving engineers, clinicians,
scientists, hospitals, and healthcare companies. For MSc and PhD
students, the degree-granting department will be Electrical and
Computer Engineering and the start date will be September 2013 (or
January 2014 under exceptional circumstances). For postdoctoral
fellows, the start date is negotiable.

The research will require a strong theoretical background as well as
hands-on experience in as many of the following areas as possible:
robotics especially dynamics and motion planning, electromechanical
systems, system modeling and control, (medical) image processing,
C/C++ programming, statistical data analysis, human-machine
interaction, and mechanical design especially medical device

If you are interested in being considered, please email the following
documents as soon as possible and no later than May 15, 2013 to
<mahdi.tavakoli at ualberta.ca>: (1) a CV, including a brief (300-500
word) research statement, (2) transcripts of previous university
degrees, (3) representative publications in electronic format, and (4)
the contact information of three individuals who can serve as
references. You will be contacted if there is sufficient interest in
your application. Scholarship decisions will follow an interview
during which detailed information regarding the research project will
be provided. Successful candidates will have degrees in
electrical/computer/mechanical engineering, computer science, or
physics, good time management and writing skills, and the ability to
work effectively with other researchers. Competitive salaries will be
offered to the successful candidates.

Mahdi Tavakoli

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