Post-Doctoral Position in Surgical Robotics
The Surgical Robotics Laboratory in the Department of Biomechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering Technology at the University of Twente, The Netherlands) has an opening for post-doctoral fellows within the research area of Bio-inspired Microrobotic Systems.
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, flexible snake-like continuum robots, and micro- and nano-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 new methods to design, manufacture, and control novel and micro/nano-robotic systems that mimic motion of organisms. Techniques would be developed to track and control the path of the novel devices using images (MR and ultrasound imaging modalities). You will build on the existing expertise in the lab in the micro-robotics and image-guided control of flexible surgical devices.
The present project will be conducted within the Surgical Robotics Laboratory and the Department of Biomechanical Engineering. In addition there are excellent opportunities for close collaboration with the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnolgy, and several institutions abroad.
Information and application
Please upload your application through the apply button before 1 October 2023.
Your application includes the following documents as a single pdf file with:
- CV (including contact information for at least two academic references)
- Title and abstract of your PhD dissertation, and two of your most relevant papers.
You are welcome to contact Prof. Sarthak Misra for any questions you might have.
Prof. Sarthak Misra
Lab website: Surgial Robotics Lab
About the organisation
The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) engages in education and research of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. We enable society and industry to innovate and create value using efficient, solid and sustainable technology. We are part of a ‘people-first' university of technology, taking our place as an internationally leading center for smart production, processes and devices in five domains: Health Technology, Maintenance, Smart Regions, Smart Industry and Sustainable Resources. Our faculty is home to about 2,900 Bachelor's and Master's students, 550 employees and 150 PhD candidates. Our educational and research programmes are closely connected with UT research institutes Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Center and Digital Society Institute.