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

Dupont, Pierre Pierre.Dupont at childrens.harvard.edu
Mon Jun 23 10:39:39 PDT 2014


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

Robotic Implants - This project involves creating robots that reside
inside the body to modulate physiological functions, e.g., through
application of forces or control of flow rates. Strong prototyping and
system integration skills including real-time control are needed.
Experience in surgical robotics is preferred. The ability to work
collaboratively with clinicians is also important. It is expected that the
successful candidate will hold a PhD in engineering, physics or computer
science.

Robotic Catheters - This project involves creating novel robotic catheters
to perform valve repair procedures. Important components of this project
include system design, integration of multi-modal sensing and tools as
well as evaluation through animal trials. Experience in medical robot
prototyping is preferred. It is expected that the successful candidate
will hold a PhD in engineering, physics or computer science.

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

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. They should specify which
position they are interested in and include pdf's of up to 3 publications.
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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