[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD Position in Machine Learning and Data Analysis for High Accuracy Head Tracking in Cranial Radiation Therapy

Projekt CMLS projekt_cmls at rob.uni-luebeck.de
Wed Feb 6 04:45:38 PST 2019

The Institute for Robotics and Cognitive Systems, directed by Prof. Dr. 
A. Schweikard, (www.rob.uni-luebeck.de) at the University of Lübeck has 
one open
PhD position in the research group led by Prof. Dr. F. Ernst 
(ernst at rob.uni-luebeck.de, +49 451 500 5208).

The student will participate in a currently active research project, 
called Machine Learning and Data Analysis for High Accuracy Head 
Tracking in Cranial Radiation Therapy.

In the past five years, the Institute for Robotics and Cognitive 
Systems, in collaboration with Varian Medical Systems (Palo Alto, 
California and Baden, Switzerland), has developed a novel
scanning method for non-invasive and contact-free localization of the 
human skull using infrared laser radiation. Further development of the 
device in terms of accuracy and capabilities
will be part of the student’s responsibilities. For details please see 

There are multiple open research questions in the project, ranging from 
biomedical optics to systems engineering, clinical data acquisition, 
artificial intelligence, deep learning
and evaluation as well as image and signal processing.

The position is part of the PhD programme at the Graduate School for 
Computing in Medicine and Life Sciences (www.gradschool.uni-luebeck.de).
The PhD position is funded for three years with a scholarship of 1600 
EUR per month.

Applicants are expected to have a first class or distinction master’s 
degree in, e.g., computer science, mathematics, physics or engineering. 
A strong background in machine learning,
software engineering or image processing is desirable. Excellent 
programming skills, analytical problem solving and organizational 
abilities are required.

How to apply
A full application consists of:
1.    a detailed CV
2.    a statement of motivation
3.    two reference letters
4.    degree certificates and grade transcripts (master and bachelor)
5.    summary (1-2 pages) of the master’s thesis
Please submit your application in *ONE PDF* file via email to 
jobs at rob.uni-luebeck.de.

Closing date
The application deadline is *28 February 2019*.

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