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Postdoc positions - Surgical Robotics
Published(1119 days ago)
Deadline for applications(1051 days ago)
University of TwenteEnschede (Niederlande)
2 Postdoc positions - Surgical Robotics
38.0 hours per week
€ 3044 - € 3997
The Surgical Robotics Laboratory in the Department of Biomechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering Technology and
MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine) at the University of Twente, The Netherlands has 2
openings for Post-doctoral fellows within the research area of Surgical Robotics. Research project description Minimally
invasive surgery has revolutionized medicine by enabling interventions without large incisions, thereby significantly
improving clinical outcomes. Such surgical techniques include insertions of needles, catheters, and micro-robots. For
effective medical diagnosis and treatment, the device must reach its intended target. In order to increase the targeting
accuracy of the procedure and improve clinical outcomes, the goal of this research project is to develop methods for
modeling and controlling a range flexible surgical devices and medical microrobots, as they interact and navigate through
the body. Techniques would be developed to track and control the path of the novel devices using images (MR and ultrasound imaging modalities).
The present project will be conducted within the Surgical Robotics Laboratory
(www.surgicalroboticslab.nl) and research facilities of MIRA
and the Department of Biomechanical Engineering
In addition there are excellent opportunities for collaboration with the University Medical Centre
Groningen, and several institutions abroad.
The successful applicant has a background in mechanical, biomedical, or electrical engineering, or applied physics or in a
closely related discipline. He or she should possess excellent skills and practical experience in one or more of the following
research areas: system dynamics and control, robotics, mechatronics, mechanical design, or image processing. Experience at the
intersection of one or more of these areas is desirable. An interview will be part of the selection procedure.
Information and application Questions regarding this positions can be directed to Sarthak Misra, PhD (Associate Professor),
phone: +31-53-4892704, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send your application with c.v. (including contact information for at least two academic references), title and
abstract of your PhD dissertation and two of your most relevant papers as a SINGLE PDF file before October 1st 2016,
via the link below.
Conditions of employment
We offer a very challenging fulltime position for 18-24 months in an inspiring multidisciplinary and international environment.
In accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU) the gross monthly salary will range from
€ 3.068,- to € 4.028,- (scale 10) and will depend on experience and qualifications. Additionally, the University of
Twente provides excellent facilities for professional and personal development, a holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus,
and a number of additional benefits. Your main responsibility will be to carry out research, but you will be given the
opportunity to acquire some teaching experience as well.
The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and
research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the
only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over six faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. The
University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out
The Faculty of Engineering Technology (CTW) is one of the six faculties of the University of Twente. CTW
combines Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. Our faculty has approximately 1800
bachelor and master students, 400 employees and 150 PhD candidates. The departments of the faculty cooperatively conduct
the educational programmes and participate in interdisciplinary research projects, programmes and the research institutes:
MIRA, CTIT, SBE, and IGS.