[robotics-worldwide] TUM GSISH Doctoral Position:, "Snake Robot Mechanisms for Endovascular Tools"
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GSISH Doctoral Position:
"Snake Robot Mechanisms for Endovascular Tools"
The Graduate School of Information Science in Health (GSISH) at
Technische Universität München is seeking applications from highly
motivated candidates for a 3-year funded position.
Steerable catheters and sheaths for endovascular interventions are
commonly used in the diagnosis and treatment of electrophysiological
cardiac disorders, and are finding increasing applications in structural
heart repair. As the range of clinical procedures increases, so does the
demand for accurate and flexible tip steering. Conventional steerable
tools have a fixed bending region, but in many cases it is desirable to
be able to choose the bending region or even to have 2 independently
controlled bending regions to enable control of the tip angle and tip
location independently. This Ph. D. work will consist of design,
modeling, fabrication, and evaluation of disposable snake robot
mechanisms for endovascular tools.
This will require good mechatronics, fabrication, and materials
understanding. You will be collaborating with a team of experienced
scientists and engineers from the MiMed Institute (Prof. Lüth) at TUM
and the Micro Structures Integration group at GE. You will have unique
access to the latest rapid prototyping hardware, as well as an extensive
internal and external network of collaborating sites. The European GE
Global Research Center provides excellent infrastructure and insight
into the application of cutting-edge research.
The applicant should have a Masters degree and a strong background in
engineering, physics, or a related subject. Interest and prior knowledge
in miniature and micro technologies is desired.
*Our offer *
He/She will become part of the highly renowned TUM Graduate School of
Information Science in Health (GSISH) and a student member of TUM, one
of Germany's first universities of excellence. The GSISH will actively
assist the candidate in achieving a Ph.D. degree within the scheduled
time of three years. The payment and the conditions of employment follow
the specifications of TUM-GSISH position.
Applications should include curriculum vita, certificates and transcript
of BA/MA/Diplom or equivalent degree, summary of the previous work,
letter of motivation, proof of fluency in English and names of 2
references. Please send your application within *one *pdf-document to
Dr. Ursula Mühle
TUM -- Graduate School of Information Science in Health
Department of Informatics
gsish at tum.de
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