[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Post-doctoral opening - Surgeon-robot collaboration in the operating room (Qatar)

Wachs, Juan P jpwachs at purdue.edu
Wed Jun 25 06:17:06 PDT 2014


Post-doctoral opening - Surgeon-robot collaboration in the operating room (Qatar)

The Hamad Medical Center in Qatar, and the Intelligent Systems and
Assistive Technologies Labs (ISAT), School of Industrial Engineering,
at Purdue University (USA), is seeking for a postdoctoral fellow in the
field of human-robot interaction and usability studies.

Candidate:

We are looking for an excellent postdoc with a good background in
robotics and HCI, as well as an interest in computer vision and
systems engineering. A high level of programming skills is required
(C++, Matlab, Linux). The applicant must have completed a PhD studies
with thesis in BME, ECE, EE, CS or IE prior to starting the position.
The candidate is expected to start as soon as possible. It is also
expected that the candidate will have excellent oral and verbal
English communication skills. The candidate will conduct most of the
research at HMC (Qatar) and occasionally travel to the US. Salaries
are very competitive.
Project:

The project is dedicated to develop a robotic system capable of
automatically detecting and analyzing explicit and implicit requests
during surgery as the surgeon interacts with a robotic scrub nurse and surgical equipment. We are developing a surgical system that can
pass the correct surgical instruments as required by the main surgeon, and track, count, organize and log the usage of instruments to prevent instruments from being left in the patient's body. This project constitutes an important step in a research program that will address other challenges related to operative efficiency and safety.
The Qatari team will oversee the clinical aspects of the co-robot design and the conceptual model of communications in the OR. The
postdoc residing in Qatar will help design the simulated surgery scenarios and the validation tools. The postdoc will also provide the human factors and statistical knowledge background to analyze the performance measures of the project, and the development of the conceptual model.

For more information on the project see:
http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~jpwachs/gestonurse/<http://web.ics.purdue.edu/%7Ejpwachs/gestonurse/>

Information and applications:

Please send your CV, a list of publications/conferences, and a list of
references to:
Juan P. Wachs, Ph.D.:    juan.wachs at gmail.com<mailto:juan.wachs at gmail.com>

Applications are reviewed in a rolling basis and applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Juan P. Wachs, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering School of Industrial
Engineering Purdue University
315 N. Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
765 496-7380<tel:765%20496-7380> (tel)
765 494-1299<tel:765%20494-1299> (fax)
http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~jpwachs/<http://web.ics.purdue.edu/%7Ejpwachs/>



Juan P. Wachs, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering
School of Industrial Engineering Purdue University
315 N. Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
765 496-7380 (tel)
765 494-1299 (fax)
http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~jpwachs/



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