[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoctoral research position in Image processing and fusion at LIRMM France

Zemiti nabil.zemiti at lirmm.fr
Thu Nov 22 05:06:16 PST 2018


Dear all,

We have a Postdoctoral research position in the field of Image 
processing and fusion at LIRMM Lab. - University of Montpellier - France.

This position is within a new translational research project at LIRMM 
Lab. in collaboration with the ENT department of the Montpellier
Hospital that concerns « Surgical gesture guidance for auditory 
neuroprosthestics implantation based on US/CT images fusion ».
This project is funded by the « Act for Audition foundation ».

Context:
Cochlear implant is first functional implantable neuroprosthestic device 
in human. It restores the auditory perception in people with severe to 
profound deafness.
The implantation of such a device requires the insertion into the 
cochlea of an electrode array allowing electrical stimulation of 
auditory nerve end fibbers.
However, this insertion is a critical point of the surgery since the 
surgeon cannot control visually the trajectory of the electrode array 
and has to rely on
its tactile feedback.
This is responsible in many cases of damages of the cochlear structures 
and of the loss of residual hearing, thus preventing the extension of 
cochlear implant
to people with milder hearing loss.
In this project, we aim at developing a new tool to help cochlear 
electrode arrays’ insertion using the fusion of intraoperative 
ultrasound (US) imaging and
preoperative X-ray CT scan. A new custom made US probe dedicated to 
cochlear navigation is under development.

The candidate will be responsible for :
- developing and validating a new algorithm for US/CT image fusion and 
registration for cochlear imaging,
- implementing the developed algorithm in a navigation software allowing 
real-time rendering of fused US-CT imaging to be able to use it in a 
clinical set-up,
- validating it in ex-vivo experimental platforms and on cadavers.

We are looking for candidates with strong analytical background and 
hands-on experience in systems integration and medical image processing.
She/he should have a PhD degree in medical Image processing or related 
disciplines. Previous experience in computer-assisted surgery is highly 
appreciated.
English: CEFR B2 level (minimum)

Salary: Montpellier University grid – according to CV

Contract duration: 12 months (renewable)

Expected starting date: January 2019

Laboratory / Team: LIRMM Lab., Robotics department, Dexter team, medical 
robotics group

Application:
Thanks for sending your CV, a cover letter, and contact information of 
two referees to:
Philippe.Poignet at lirmm.fr and Nabil.Zemiti at lirmm.fr

Regards
Nabil Zemiti, PhD


	

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