[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs]: PhD in Machine Learning and Data Analysis for High Accuracy Head Tracking in Radiation Therapy at ROB Institute Luebeck, Germany

Chaoqun Jiang jiang at rob.uni-luebeck.de
Wed Mar 20 05:50:19 PDT 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 https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.rob.uni-2Dluebeck.de_index.php-3Fid-3D336-26L-3D1&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=_ti7mROdx5qbsa1XFkh9VdaPqnvdCH5Z5B09iOxd6I4&s=Uc7KTdF2qXT5a-iQ2oatl-YfkCpS6oRlT6jRMpilicU&e=. 

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 15 April 2019.

Chaoqun Jiang
Project Assistant

University of Lübeck 
Institute for Robotics and Cognitive Systems

Phone number: +49 451 3101 5200
Fax number: +49 451 3101 5204

Ratzeburger Allee 160
23562 Lübeck

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