[robotics-worldwide] TUM GSISH Doctoral Position:, "Snake Robot Mechanisms for Endovascular Tools"

Nick denick at online.de
Wed Jan 9 14:30:11 PST 2013

    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.


*Application Details*
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

Managing Director

TUM -- Graduate School of Information Science in Health

Department of Informatics

Boltzmannstr. 11

85748 Garching

gsish at tum.de


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