[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoctoral research position in Image processing and fusion at LIRMM France
nabil.zemiti at lirmm.fr
Thu Nov 22 05:06:16 PST 2018
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 ».
Cochlear implant is first functional implantable neuroprosthestic device
in human. It restores the auditory perception in people with severe to
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
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
- 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
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
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
Nabil Zemiti, PhD
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