[robotics-worldwide] [jobs]Open position for PhD candidate in VR-based simulation and haptics for robotic surgery

neuroarm neuroarm at ucalgary.ca
Mon Mar 6 11:52:16 PST 2017

Project neuroArm at the University of Calgary (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.neuroarm.org&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=ujhBwLbHcRb-Vo709L_s17UzOObd1oONwftx-I3EcRk&s=tw2lhk6bYzyGkbIdxiCYR_wecFHyEldKmV4smZYihxY&e= ) is
seeking qualified applicants for a fully-funded PhD candidate in surgical
robotics, haptics, and simulation. The student would join our
multi-disciplinary research team to develop immersive, real-time simulations
that train and improve our surgeons’ ability to do image-guided, robotic
surgery. The candidate will have latitude to explore research questions of
their specific interests within this general subject area.

The neuroArm project is an interdisciplinary research team led by Dr.
Garnette Sutherland at the University of Calgary. It has a dedicated 5000
square feet of research space in the Health Research Innovation Centre on
the medical campus, which includes a haptic research and surgical
performance laboratory, an advanced engineering and prototyping laboratory,
an experimental operating theatre, a telementoring and debriefing room,
office space for faculty, and personal workspaces for trainees and students.
Experts from domains of biomedical, mechanical, and electrical engineering,
computer science, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, and molecular biology
collectively reside in this world-class research facility.

A qualified applicant would have a Master’s degree in biomedical
engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, or a related
discipline, and may enrol in either the Biomedical Engineering or the
Computer Science PhD program at the University of Calgary. The ideal
candidate would have theoretical background and practical experience working
in several of the following subject areas: haptics, surgical robotics,
computer graphics, human-computer interaction, mechanics, medical imaging,
image processing, virtual-reality interfaces, and immersive virtual

Possible start dates for Canadian applicants are September 2017 or January
2018. International candidates would start their PhD program in January
2018. If interested, please send your resume/CV to neuroarm at ucalgary.ca.

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