[robotics-worldwide] 3 Postdoctoral Positions in Robotic Surgery at Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Dupont, Pierre Pierre.Dupont at childrens.harvard.edu
Wed Jan 30 07:16:41 PST 2013


Three highly qualified postdoctoral fellows are sought for the following
projects:

Postdoctoral Fellow #1 (Robot Mechanics & Control) - This position is to
develop mechanics-based models and control algorithms for surgical robots.
Strong mathematical and analytical skills are needed. It is expected that
the successful candidate will hold a PhD in engineering, physics or
computer graphics and have experience in robot kinematics, dynamics and
control.

Postdoctoral Fellow #2 (Robot Sensing & Control) - This position is to
develop the control and sensing functionality for a set of promising
clinical robotic applications. Strong control, programming and system
integration skills are needed. The ability to work collaboratively with
clinicians is also important. It is expected that the successful candidate
will hold a PhD in engineering or computer science.

Postdoctoral Fellow #3 (MRI-powered millirobots) - This position will
involve creating robots that are powered, controlled and imaged with an
MRI scanner. Applicants must possess a strong background in dynamic
modeling, control theory and computer programming. Experience in magnetic
actuation and prototype fabrication is highly desirable. It is expected
that the successful candidate will hold a PhD in engineering, physics or
computer science.

Our Lab's mission is to embed creative young engineers and scientists in
the #1 US pediatric hospital. This ensures that we work on clinically
important problems and enables us to rapidly transition engineering
prototypes to a clinical setting for testing. More information on our lab
can be found at: http://robotics.tch.harvard.edu

Qualified applicants should respond by email as soon as possible to Prof.
Pierre Dupont (Pierre.Dupont at childrens.harvard.edu) with a description of
their qualifications, academic background, PhD thesis, publications,
career goals and availability. Initial appointments will be for one year
with the possibility of extension. Postdoctoral appointments will be made
through Harvard Medical School.

Pierre E. Dupont
Boston Children's Hospital
Harvard Medical School



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