[robotics-worldwide] [jobs]: Post-doctoral position at UCL - image-guided ophthalmic surgery

Christos Bergeles christosbergeles at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 04:05:52 PDT 2016

*This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic researcher with skills
in medical image processing to join an internationally leading university
research group. The aim of the project is to have an active role in the
full lifecycle of medical imaging algorithms for intraoperatively assisting
in ophthalmic intervention and specifically in retinal stem cell delivery.*

*Main purpose of the job: *

The goal of this project is to develop image guidance algorithms for manual
and robotic ophthalmic surgery. The end goal of the research is to use the
developed algorithms in the operating theatre to guide the placement of
sight-restoring stem cells. The PDRA will be involved in the design and
development of real-time non-rigid registration algorithms that combine
pre-operatively acquired OCT volumes with intraoperative microscopy images
to visualise subcutaneous information through augmented reality. The PDRA
will be responsible for algorithm development, testing, and deployment to
the operating theatre.

The post holder will be employed by the Institute of Ophthalmology, and
will closely collaborate with the Translational Imaging Group (TIG) of the
Centre for Medical Image Computing, UCL, having access to TIGs software
frameworks and computational resources.

*Key Requirements:*

The successful candidate should have an undergraduate degree or equivalent
in Computer Science or a related subject and be able to demonstrate good
mathematical, algorithmic and software development skills. They should also
demonstrate experience in Medical Image Processing, C/C++ programming
and/or python. Knowledge and experience in high-performance computing
platforms, such as CUDA and OpenCL is highly advantageous. Prior experience
in ophthalmology is advantageous but not required.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process,
please contact Prof. Lyndon da Cruz and Dr. Christos Bergeles, at:
c.bergeles at ucl.ac.uk

*How to apply:*

Qualified applicants should respond by email as soon as possible to Dr.
Christos Bergeles ( <c.bergeles at ucl.ac.uk>c.bergeles at ucl.ac.uk) with a
description of their qualifications, academic background, PhD thesis,
publications, career goals and availability. They should include pdf's of
up to 3 publications.

Initial appointments will be made for 2 years with a possibility of

*Application deadline* is 1st October 2016.

*Starting date* is 15th November 2016 or earlier.

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