[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD position in robotic surgery at Imperial College London

Riccardo Secoli secoli.riccardo at gmail.com
Thu Sep 22 02:29:17 PDT 2016


Dear All,

the Medical Engineering Group within the Department of Mechanical
Engineering at Imperial College is looking for a bright and motivated
student to conduct research into robotic needle steering to treat brain
cancer at Imperial College London.

We were awarded a prestigious €8.3M Research and Innovation Action (RIA) on
robotic assisted neurosurgical drug delivery. The Imperial team, headed by
Prof Rodriguez y Baena, will coordinate the project, codenamed EDEN2020,
which will also benefits from strong industrial presence (Renishaw plc and
XoGraph ltd.), a 1st class clinical team in Italy (Politecnico di Milano,
San Raffaele and the Universita’ di Milano), and the involvement of leading
experts in intra-operative imaging (Technical University of Munich) and
shape sensing (Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen).

The student will work as part of a team on the research and development of
new hardware and control technologies to steer flexible needles within
tissue, including exploration of new human interfaces based on augmented
reality and haptic (i.e. sense of touch) feedback.

Applicants should possess a keen interest in applied and translational
science. Practical experience in robotics, non-holonomic control, haptics,
hardware design and development, and algorithm development is highly
desirable. A background in image processing would be welcome, while any
exposure to medical technologies would be a plus. Good written and spoken
English is essential.


Imperial Managers lead by example.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena SWAN
Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Two Ticks Employer,
and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans
people.


*Funding Notes*

The post is supported by a bursary and fees (at the UK/EU student rate).
Suitable candidates will be required to complete an electronic application
form at Imperial College London in order for their qualifications to be
addressed by College Registry.



*More details here:*

Project website: www.eden2020.eu
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Riccardo Secoli, PhD

Mechatronics in Medicine Lab, Room 710,

Dept. Mechanical Engineering,

Imperial College London,

South Kensington Campus,

London, SW7 2AZ, UK

Tel (Lab): +44 20 7589 5111 ext. 57068

Email: r.secoli at imperial.ac.uk

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