[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Multiple Positions in Virtual Surgery at RPI

Ganesh Sankaranarayanan sankaganesh at gmail.com
Sun Apr 20 04:14:59 PDT 2014

*Multiple positions in virtual surgery at RPI*


Doctoral University


Troy, NY 12180

*Job Type:*





Open until filled

*Description & Requirement*

The Center for Modeling, Simulation and Imaging in Medicine (CeMSIM) at
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA invites applications for
multiple positions (Postdoctoral Associate, Research Assistant Professor,
Research Engineer) to work on projects funded by the NIH on developing
virtual surgery technology.  The ideal candidate will develop the next
generation surgical simulation technology based on advanced physics-based
computational methods and robotic systems in collaboration with surgeons at
Harvard Medical School. There is an added opportunity to identify and
develop new research agenda, technical challenges and funding opportunities
as well as supervise and mentor assigned graduate students and research
staff at the Center.

Desirable background for this position includes:

   - PhD in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical
   Engineering or related field.
   -  Strong track record of journal publications.
   - Strong background in Computer Graphics and physics-based computing.
   Experience in real time computing is a plus.
   - Strong background in design and development  of robotic systems.
   Experience in design of haptic devices is a plus.
   - Excellent programming skills
   - Experience in developing virtual environments involving haptics.

Rensselaer’s Center of Modeling, Simulation and Imaging is a unique
enterprise established with the mission of actively engaging in developing
advanced modeling, simulation and imaging technology for healthcare through
interdisciplinary collaborations with the aim of transitioning the
technology to clinical practice.


Interested candidates may apply to Professor Suvranu De (des at rpi.edu) with
a cover letter, detailed CV, a copy of the publication deemed as best
representative of the candidate’s creative research, and names and email
addresses of three referees.
Applications from minority and women are especially encouraged. RPI is an
opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer.

Ganesh Sankaranarayanan Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Center for Modeling, Simulation and Imaging in Medicine (CeMSIM)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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