[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Post-doctoral position in Computer Vision and Medical Robotics at ICube Laboratory, Strasbourg, France

Florent Nageotte 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.

*Candidate profile*

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.

*Work environment*

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 
in France.



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 
availability date)

-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

Florent Nageotte
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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