[robotics-worldwide] Postdoc Opening in Medical Robotics at The University of Chicago

Rodney D. Wiersma rwiersma at uchicago.edu
Sun Apr 21 13:46:55 PDT 2013

The Wiersma Lab (http://wiersmalab.uchicago.edu) at the University of
Chicago has a postdoctoral opening for the following project:
Development of a real-time robotic head motion cancellation system based on
a 6DOF inverse kinematic Steward platform (hexapod). This project will be
used for precise patient positioning during stereotactic brain
radiosurgery. During the project the postdoctorial fellow will be expected

   - play a leading role in the design, construction, and clinical
   implementation of the 6DOF robotic Stewart platform.
   - provide leadership and mentoring to graduate students.
   - publish papers in peer reviewed scientific journals and present at

It is expected that the successful candidate will have the following

   - hold a PhD in engineering, physics or computer science.
   - have experience in the design and control of multi-DOF robotic systems
   such as an inverse kinematic hexapod.
   - custom linear actuator design, construction, and control including
   feedback mechanisms.
   - robotic control programming experience (labview, matlab, or C/C++).

Qualified applicants should respond by e-mail as soon as possible to Prof.
Rodney Wiersma (rwiersma at uchicago.edu) with a description of their
qualifications, academic background, publications, career goals and
availability. The initial appointment will be for one year with the
possibility of extension. The postdoc would be employed under the
Biological Sciences Division  (http://www.bsdpostdoc.uchicago.edu).

Rodney D. Wiersma, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology
Committee on Medical Physics
The University of Chicago
5758 S. Maryland Avenue MC9006
Chicago, IL 60637
t: 773-702-6874
f: 773-834-7299
e: rwiersma at uchicago.edu

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