[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Funded MSc and PhD student positions in medical robotics at the University of Alberta, Canada

Mahdi Tavakoli mahdi.tavakoli at ualberta.ca
Mon Apr 16 19:37:10 PDT 2018

Motivated graduate students preferably with past experience in medical
robotics and especially robot-assisted image-guided surgery/therapy
are invited to study at the University of Alberta, Canada. The
research project is highly multidisciplinary and aims to develop
robotics technologies that allow surgeons to treat breast cancer in
women with high accuracy, efficiency, and reliability under ultrasound
image guidance. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women
worldwide and is on the rise particularly in developing countries
where the majority of cases are diagnosed in late stages.

All research will be carried out in a collaboration setting between
the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Telerobotic and
Biorobotic Systems Group; https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.ece.ualberta.ca_-7Etbs&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=gnjeAT7GmzGaDl9bVHtQmPiBw9_8Pu8FLowfTPHOZPA&s=HbWPWCH8l4tBOzigYQ-z_bYfMV6wW5fr3cI5qre1fJo&e=), Edmonton's
Cross Cancer Institute and Calgary's Tom Baker Cancer Centre. You will
work in a multidisciplinary environment involving engineers,
clinicians, scientists, hospitals, and healthcare companies. For MSc
and PhD students, the degree-granting department will be Electrical
and Computer Engineering and the start date will be September 2018 (or
January 2019 under exceptional circumstances).

The research will require a strong theoretical background as well as
hands-on experience in as many of the following areas as possible:
robotics, electromechanical systems, system modeling and control,
computer vision, medical image processing, tissue engineering,
computer programming, human-machine interaction, and medical device

If you are interested in being considered, please email the following
documents as soon as possible to <mahdi.tavakoli at ualberta.ca>: (1) a
CV, including a brief (300 word) research statement, (2) transcripts
of previous university degrees, (3) representative publications in
electronic format, and (4) the contact information of three
individuals who can serve as references. You will be contacted if
there is sufficient interest in your application. Scholarship
decisions will follow an interview during which detailed information
regarding the research project will be provided. Successful candidates
will have previous degrees in
electrical/computer/mechanical/mechatronics engineering or computer
science, good time management and writing skills, and the ability to
work effectively with other researchers. Competitive salaries will be
offered to the successful candidates.

Mahdi Tavakoli

Mahdi Tavakoli, PhD, PEng, MIEEE
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Alberta
13-360 Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering
9211, 116 St NW
Edmonton, AB T6G 1H9

Phone: 780-492-8935
Email: mahdi.tavakoli at ualberta.ca
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