[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Post-doc Position in Medical Robotics at Stanford University

Allison Mariko Okamura aokamura at stanford.edu
Wed Nov 18 08:26:44 PST 2015

A post-doctoral position is available at the Stanford University Collaborative Haptics and Robotics in Medicine (CHARM) Laboratory -- PI, Allison Okamura. The goal of the project is to develop advanced robotic image-guided needle steering systems to enable percutaneous liver ablation.

The postdoc will develop devices, control software, and infrastructure required to robotically steer needles to targets within soft tissue. The emphasis of this project is on developing clinically relevant systems, so experience or interest in performing pre-clinical studies is essential. This includes integration of robotics with ultrasound and CT imaging, testing of ablation probes integrated with needle steering robots, and close collaboration with partners in interventional radiology. In addition, the postdoc will have the opportunity to participate in other research and professional development activities within Stanford and the CHARM Lab (http://charm.stanford.edu).

 Required experience: Mechanical design and prototyping (especially at small scales), mechatronic system integration, and implementation of controllers for mechatronic systems (in C++). Preferred experience: Clinical studies or pre-clinical studies in animal models, medical image acquisition and analysis. By the start date, the postdoc must have a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, or similar fields.

The ideal start date is between January 1 and March 1, 2016, and a 2-year commitment is requested. Review of applications will begin on November 23, 2015. If interested and qualified, please email the following items to Allison Okamura (aokamura at stanford.edu) in a single pdf file:

1. One paragraph summary of qualifications for this project and relevant experience. Include expected graduation date (if still a Ph.D. student) and available start date.
2. Dissertation title and abstract
3. Names and email addresses of two or more references
4. CV with links to online papers

Send to: aokamura at stanford.edu
Please put MEDICAL ROBOTICS POSTDOC in the Subject line.

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