[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Two Internship Positions in Robot-Assisted Medical Systems - IIT - Italy

Leonardo De Mattos Leonardo.DeMattos at iit.it
Tue Aug 16 01:09:37 PDT 2016


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2 Internship Positions in Robot-Assisted Medical Systems
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Biomedical Robotics Lab
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
Genoa, Italy
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The Biomedical Robotics Lab has two internship positions open in the following research areas:
 
* ROBOT-ASSISTED LASER MICROSURGERY    
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* ROBOT-ASSISTED CANCER DETECTION & TREATMENT SYSTEMS
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Detailed descriptions are provided below. These are funded positions for up to one year.

To apply, please send the following documents to leonardo.mattos at iit.it :
    1. your detailed CV
    2. university transcripts
    3. cover letter outlining your motivation for the position
    4. contact information of at least two references
 
Deadline for applications: August 31st, 2016
 
Please note that the candidate should be within 6 months from finishing his/her Master's Degree, or have a recent Master's Degree awarded within the previous 6 months. In the first case, the internship may become the student's Master thesis topic (or part of it).

The ideal start date for the internships is October 1st, 2016. However, depending on the availability of the candidate, this can be negotiated.


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INTERNSHIP IN ROBOT-ASSISTED LASER MICROSURGERY
 
The Biomedical Robotics Lab is looking for an international, well-motivated and outstanding internship candidate with strong ambition to apply her/his engineering knowledge to the exciting area of robot-assisted laser microsurgery.  
 
This position will be dedicated to the engineering of mechatronic solutions to bring our robotic laser microsurgery technologies to clinical use. It is a great opportunity to apply your engineering knowledge to the development of very important real-life robotic systems with potential to greatly enhance healthcare.
 
Given the required level of precision and dexterity laser microsurgeries are difficult operations that currently can only be performed by expert surgeons. However, we have shown that robotics can transform and greatly improve this scenario. Our robotic systems have already shown that they can help surgeons perform more precise and safer operations, which can lead to better quality surgeries and much better outcomes for the patients. In the current stage we are working with Head & Neck surgeons and a surgical laser company to create the next generation surgical system for transoral laser microsurgeries. This process involves the refinement and development of new surgical robot prototypes, as well as their evaluation in collaboration with our partner surgeons. 
 
We are seeking to hire an outstanding MSc student (or recent graduate) with strong interest in the design, development and control of robotic systems for microsurgical applications to assist in this technology transfer and innovation process. The successful candidate will work in a multidisciplinary team including roboticists, biomedical engineers, interaction researchers and surgeons. She/he will interface with engineers from the company and from IIT to translate research results into a commercial surgical system. This will involve customization of current technologies and potentially the development of new robotic systems in collaboration with the laser company.
 
Desired qualifications:
 * Background in engineering 
 * Experience in the design and development of mechatronic systems 
 * Experience in the implementation and programming of embedded systems
 * Experience in CAD-based mechanical design
 * Creativity and proactive attitude
 * Independent and persistent personality
 * Strong communication and English language skills (both written and spoken) are required.
 
 
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INTERNSHIP IN ROBOT-ASSISTED CANCER DETECTION & TREATMENT SYSTEMS
 
The Biomedical Robotics Lab is looking for an international, well-motivated and outstanding internship candidate with strong ambition to pursue a research career.
 
This position will involve research and development activities related to the topic of robot-assisted cancer detection and treatment. This is a highly important research area given that cancer is a leading cause of mortality today, making the improvement of diagnosis and treatment methods a high priority challenge in healthcare. Robots can offer significant assistance to make cancer treatment effective and efficient. They can help surgeons completely eradicate tumors with minimal damage to healthy tissue. For example, in throat cancer surgery robots can enhance surgical precision and allow better preservation of vital functionalities such as breathing, deglutition and vocalization. Nevertheless, the vast majority of cancer operations today completely depends on the experience and judgment of the surgeon to define the borders of the tumor and decide how much tissue to excise from the patient. This is a situation we want to improve by increasing the objectivity of surgical decisions. Therefore, our group is investing on research and development of new robotic systems able to not only enhance the dexterity of surgeons, but also to detect cancer in real-time, which will allow higher precision surgeries with maximum preservation of healthy tissue.
 
To assist in this work, we are seeking to hire an outstanding MSc student (or recent graduate) with strong interest in biomedical sensors, surgical robotics and systems integration. The successful candidate will work in a multidisciplinary team including roboticists, biomedical engineers, physicists and surgeons. She/he will collect and analyze data from controlled surgical operations on ex-vivo tissue realized with our robot-assisted laser microsurgery system. In addition, she/he will also have the opportunity to use information from the novel cancer sensors to enhance the surgeon's perception and automate the control of the robot for specific surgical tasks.
 
Desired qualifications:
 * Background in engineering, physics or related discipline
 * Experience in real-time data acquisition and processing
 * Experience in machine learning and pattern recognition techniques
 * Experience interfacing computer systems and technological (e.g. robotic) devices
 * Creativity and proactive attitude
 * Independent and persistent personality
 * Strong communication and English language skills (both written and spoken) are required.


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Leonardo Mattos, PhD
Head of Biomedical Robotics Laboratory
 
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Department of Advanced Robotics
Via Morego, 30 - 16163 Genova, Italy
TEL:  +39.010.71781.409 
 
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