[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD positions in Medical Robotics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Fichera, Loris lfichera at wpi.edu
Sun Oct 15 12:07:53 PDT 2017

The newly-established Cognitive Medical Technology and Robotics (COMET) Laboratory at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is seeking outstanding and highly-motivated PhD students to conduct research in Medical Robotics. 

Available research themes include:

* Machine learning for autonomous and semi-autonomous surgical robotic systems
* Novel robotic instruments for ultra minimally-invasive surgery, with a focus on continuum designs
* Image-guided medical procedures
* Novel control methods for energy-based medical instruments (e.g. lasers)


Ideal candidates are expected to have a strong academic background in one or more of the following areas - CS/ME/EE/Robotics - as well as the drive and creativity to build innovative lifesaving medical technologies. Research will involve continual interaction with clinical collaborators, thus exceptional communication skills are also required. Students with prior research experience are particularly encouraged to apply.


Please, (1) email Dr. Loris Fichera (lfichera at wpi.edu) with your CV and a brief statement of what your research interests are - use [PhD Application] on the Subject line; (2) apply to the Robotics Engineering PhD program at WPI (wpi.edu/admissions/graduate). In the statement of purpose, explain why you are interested in joining the lab.

Review of applications will begin as applications are received. The starting date is negotiable, but should be no later than Fall 2018.
Deadline: apply by *December 31st 2017* to receive full consideration.



Loris Fichera, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Robotics Engineering and Computer Science
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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