[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Post-doctoral position in Computer Vision and Medical Robotics at ICube Laboratory, Strasbourg, France
Nageotte at unistra.fr
Tue Mar 5 12:39:03 PST 2019
*Post-doctoral position in Computer Vision and Medical Robotics at ICube
Laboratory, Strasbourg, France*
The ICube laboratory wish to hire a post-doctoral fellow for 18 months
for working on the combination of robotics and computer vision in the
field of robotics flexible endoscopy. We are looking for a researcher
with a PhD (or soon to be obtained) in robotics or computer vision who
is motivated to work in the field of continuum robots for medical
*Keywords: **Continuum robots, Vision-based control, Flexible endoscopy,
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Tumor margins assessment.***
*Position in details*
The ICube laboratory is seeking a post-doctoral fellow for carrying
research in the field of computer vision for medical robotics.
The work will take place in the scope of the ROBOT project, which aims
at developing new devices and tools combining robotics and Optical
Coherence Tomography (OCT) for improving standard of care for cancers in
the digestive tract.
The project of the post-doctoral fellow will focus on developing tools
for assisting surgeons in assessing margins by automatically scanning a
specified area with an OCT probe.
Defining correct margins for tumors removal is a key element of
minimally invasive cancer treatment in the digestive tract. OCT images
can be used for this purpose; however, it proves very difficult for
surgeons to precisely and completely define the area to be treated
because of manipulation issues and difficulties to make sense of the
acquired data. In the scope of robot-assisted flexible endoscopy we want
to explore the possibility to automatically scan the right area.
For this purpose, a flexible robotic platform and a motorized OCT probe
developed at the ICube laboratory will be used. The tasks to be carried
out by the post-doctoral fellow will concern the development of original
techniques by combining sensing methods relying on endoscopic images and
OCT images and control schemes for driving robotic motions in order to
realize precise movements and to ensure the correct scanning of the
specified area. Challenges include: physiological motions, tissues
deformation, complex behavior of the continuum instruments and difficult
conditions for computer vision.
We are looking for a highly motivated researcher with significant
experience in computer vision and / or robotics control who wishes to
enroll (or continue) in the exciting fields of continuum robots and
computer-assisted medical interventions. Knowledge of continuum robots
or medical applications or of OCT would be beneficial but are not
mandatory. Mechatronic background / knowledge can also be valued in the
scope of the project.
A Doctoral degree is mandatory at the time of starting the fellowship.
Proficiency in one high-level programming language such as C / C++ or
Python is required. Knowledge of OpenCV will be appreciated.
Note that speaking French *is not* required. In this case B2 level in
English will be necessary.
The post-doctoral fellow will be integrated in the Control, Vison and
Robotics (AVR) team of the ICube laboratory. Medical continuum robots
and OCT are key themes of the laboratory, with several on-going projects
and more to start shortly.
The post-doctoral fellow will join an international team of people
working in flexible endoscopy and OCT. The team has a long-standing and
fruitful experience in the development of robotic flexible endoscopy and
clinical translation of medical devices including OCT.
The work will take place at the medical robotic platform of the ICube
laboratory, located at the IRCAD, a world-renowned institute for
research on cancer treatment. The place is located at the University
hospital in the center of Strasbourg.
Strasbourg is a vibrant town in the east of France, close to Germany.
The University of Strasbourg is one of the most important Universities
The project is supported by the INSERM (French Institute for health)
through the « Plan Physics for Cancer » (project ROBOT) and a funding is
provided for 18 months. Monthly gross salary is about 2500 Euros.
Applications are accepted from now on. The call is open until
fulfillment of the position.
For applying send the following supporting material Florent Nageotte,
Nageotte at unistra.fr <mailto:Nageotte at unistra.fr>:
-Motivation letter (please specify your current position and earliest
-Name and contact of at least 2 referees
-Copies of up to 3 relevant publications
Interviews with the candidates will be organized on the fly upon
reception of their application.
Website of ICube laboratory : https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__icube.unistra.fr_en_&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=PR-x8sNp-fb1R57A9BjemaaQ3KjOMKDFsMfgJ3Ve-dI&s=dc9rFIBkEnb61x8O2tW--Yv3uAZ7ycNHHX8e0GwTR6s&e=
Website of AVR team : https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__icube-2Davr.unistra.fr_en_index.php_Main-5FPage&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=PR-x8sNp-fb1R57A9BjemaaQ3KjOMKDFsMfgJ3Ve-dI&s=oWYqi-HDRrm3-PomeGboBLnoMEwnK1my2STPNSSfPS4&e=
Webpage of robotic flexible endoscopy in Strasbourg :
*Contact for additional information*: Florent Nageotte, Nageotte at unistra.fr
Maître de Conférences
Université de Strasbourg
Télécom Physique Strasbourg
ICube UMR 7357 CNRS - UDS
tél : 03 88 11 91 29
email : Nageotte at unistra.fr
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