[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoctoral Position in Image Guided Surgery/Intervention

Miga, Michael I michael.i.miga at Vanderbilt.Edu
Sun Dec 22 08:32:43 PST 2019

Post-doctoral Position at Vanderbilt University

A post-doctoral position is available on an exciting project focused on performing image-guided liver surgery for open, laparoscopic, and minimally invasive procedures.  The ultimate goal is to use intraprocedural data to enhance the visualization of subsurface vasculature and cancerous lesions while compensating for nonrigid changes to organ shape for the purposes of surgical and locoregional ablative therapies.  The opportunity to translate research from the work-bench to the clinic is a primary goal within this work and involves an extensive collaboration between Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and Vanderbilt.  

The position is for a post-doctoral research associate who has received a doctoral degree in biomedical-related area with expertise in image-guided surgery systems engineering, visualization and display, 3D digitization, computer vision, registration and image processing, co-registered ultrasonography, computer modeling, numerical analysis, and/or three-dimensional digitization instrumentation.  Candidates who have experience in working with image-guided surgery instrumentation and visualization of data are of particular interest.  The associate will be expected to create software/hardware designs for the system and develop novel digitization devices and work within the operating room environment.  Other opportunities in registration, modeling, and interventional/surgical data science are also possible.  The skill sets for this project require experience with programming languages and programming environments: C++, and Visualization ToolKit are essential.  Experience in LINUX/UNIX, Microsoft Windows, and scripting languages preferably Python are also essential.  Good writing and communication skills are also required.  Please send your CV and 3 references to the below email address.  

Potential Start Date:  Immediate                                             Close Date:  Until filled

Michael I. Miga, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Radiology, Neurosurgery, and Otolaryngology,
Email:  Michael.I.Miga at vanderbilt.edu

Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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