[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Post-doc positions in surgical robotics and robotic endoscopy for global health

Pietro Valdastri P.Valdastri at leeds.ac.uk
Thu Jul 6 08:08:30 PDT 2017

My Lab in the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Leeds is looking for a highly motivated post-doctoral fellow with interest in surgical robotics for global health. 

The research activity is part of a major UK EPSRC Global Challenge Research Fund grant to the STORM Lab aiming to optimize, assess, and validate an ultra-low-cost gastrointestinal endoscopy system to enable gastroesophageal cancer screening in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs). This platform won the 2016 edition of the Surgical Robot Challenge 2016 organized at the Hamlyn Symposium of Medical Robotics in London, UK. A paper on this platform has recently appeared on the IEEE RAS Magazine. Our focus in moving forward is to improve design and control aspects of the platform and perform field trials in rural and underdeveloped areas of China where gastroesophageal cancer has a very high incidence and mortality rate. The post-doctoral fellow will be integrated in a team and will also be able to pursue his/her own creative ideas.

The position is focused on mechatronic design (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__jobs.leeds.ac.uk_engee1064&d=DwIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=siyarTer4d6WKhfNNZo_6Ac1CQc7ESrxmAKiQYIzCNw&s=vUDtphnGyGa0pskMdDLAygvZxbGO-AlMJUoMCsxwBBg&e= ) and have a duration of two years. Deadline for application is the 4th of August 2017, but applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

To apply, please send me (p.valdastri at leeds.ac.uk) CV and contacts for at least two references in the field of robotics.

You can learn more about my research interests and the Science and Technologies for Robotics in Medicine (STORM) Lab here: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__engineering.leeds.ac.uk_staff_863_Professor-5FPietro-5FValdastri&d=DwIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=siyarTer4d6WKhfNNZo_6Ac1CQc7ESrxmAKiQYIzCNw&s=8PML3eLu5xveYEadpUeCzEUCzR6jnX-uf6TwEh1HsaY&e= 

Best wishes,
Pietro Valdastri

Pietro Valdastri, PhD
Professor and Chair in Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Director of the STORM Lab UK
Director of the Institute of Robotics, Autonomous Systems and Sensing
Director of Robotics at Leeds
School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK
Phone +44 (0)113 343 3706
Fax  +44 (0)113 3432032
Email p.valdastri at leeds.ac.uk
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