[robotics-worldwide] Postdoc position in robot-assisted needle insertion

Mahdi Tavakoli mahdi.tavakoli at ualberta.ca
Thu Jun 20 10:12:09 PDT 2013

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellow position between
the University of Alberta and the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton,
Alberta, Canada. The research project aims to develop robotics
technologies that allow brachytherapists to place implants with high
accuracy, repeatability and reliability during prostate brachytherapy.
The postdoctoral fellow will play a leading role and help with the
supervision of 5 graduate students working on the same project.
Therefore, past experience of the postdoctoral fellow in
robot-assisted percutaneous therapy will be a great asset. 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 design/construction.

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

If you are interested in being considered, please email the following
documents as soon as possible to
<mahdi.tavakoli at ualberta.ca>: (1) a CV, (2) a 1-page statement on your
current position, your PhD research, and how your expertise will help
our project, (3) representative publications in electronic format, and
(4) the contact information of three individuals who can serve as
references. The successful candidate will have a degree in
electrical/computer/mechanical engineering, computer science, or a
closely-related field. The candidate will have very good English and
time management skills and the ability to work effectively with other
researchers. A competitive salary will be offered. The initial
contract will be for 1 year but can be prolonged on agreement. The
start date is as soon as possible, but is also negotiable.

Mahdi Tavakoli

Mahdi Tavakoli, PhD, PEng           | Office: W2-004 ECERF Building
Assistant Professor                      | Phone: 780-492-8935
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University of Alberta                      | Email: mahdi.tavakoli at ualberta.ca
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