[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Two PhD positions on image-guided microsurgery available at UCL

Christos Bergeles christosbergeles at gmail.com
Fri Apr 15 02:27:28 PDT 2016

Dear colleagues,

Please take note of these two opportunities. I would be glad if you could
forward them as you see appropriate.

*2xPhD positions on image-guided robotic microsurgery – UCL – (4 years)*

*Vacancy Information*
The Institute of Ophthalmology and the Department of Medical Physics and
Biomedical Engineering, UCL, are inviting applications for two studentships
in the area of Image Guided Robotic Microsurgery. The applicants will be
part of a vibrant team working on translating gene therapies to clinical
practice, through the use of advanced image-guided tools. The applicants
will be part of the EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre in Medical Imaging. The
students will be supervised by Prof. Lyndon da Cruz, and Dr. Christos

*Studentship Description*
The aim of the PhD will be to develop technology in the area microsurgical
robotics, with applications in eye surgery. The successful candidate can
have a background on mechanical engineering, thus focusing on robotic
system design and control, or computer science, thus expected to design,
develop and implement software tools to demonstrate image-guidance

This project would suit someone with a background in biomedical
engineering, computer science or a numerical discipline. The candidate will
be expected to observe and participate in surgical cases to fully
understand the complexities of delivering technology into the operating

*Person Specification*
Applicants are expected to have a first degree in electronic, biomedical,
or mechanical engineering, biophysics, physics or relevant physical
sciences based subject passed at 2:1 level (UK system or equivalent) or

Funding will be for 4 years, with a tax free stipend of £16,296 per year
and UK/EU-level university fees (£4,728). Only UK/EU students are eligible
to apply for this studentship. The closing date is 30th May 2016 and the
anticipated start date is 3rd October 2016.

*How to Apply*
If you have any scientific queries please contact Dr. Bergeles at
c.bergeles at ucl.ac.uk

Applications (including a covering letter, CV and names of two referees)
should be sent to CDT Administrator Miss Rebecca Holmes (Medical Imaging
CDT) (rebecca.holmes at ucl.ac.uk) who will also be happy to handle any
informal enquiries.

Further information on the research is available at:

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