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[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] PostDoc position at FEMTO-ST Institute

*PostDoc position at FEMTO-ST Institute*

The FEMTO-ST Institute (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.femto-2Dst.fr&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=j9echk8AtYi1qTIF7Lu89pXuLnFwad3raqJ7YDEDRek&s=j66F1JiE1VfDOm4rE4t9XwJXEe67qzHUfgBXUchJnJ0&e=) proposes a *15 months*
postdoc fellowship in the framework of Labex ACTION
(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.labex-2Daction.fr_&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=j9echk8AtYi1qTIF7Lu89pXuLnFwad3raqJ7YDEDRek&s=VsXI8tWuUOleP9ybzgXcPr3fWucO1HmveRzfoGjg-i0&e=), especially the demonstrator 4. Its main
goal is to create new assistive technologies and robotic tools to
provide safety, dexterity, and efficiency of gastrointestinal cancer
diagnosis. It is focused on the development of an endomicroscope for
non-contact and non-invasive in vivo diagnosis with high resolution and
reasonable penetration depth. This endomicroscope is based on an hybrid
continuum robot and an OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) probe for 3D
optical biopsy.

The research associated to the proposed postdoc fellowship is design,
fabrication, and control of an hybride continuum robot with OCT scan
capability. The postdoc fellow will pursue the previous developments in
order to integrate preliminary results from the others members for the
final demonstrator. Moreover, he will address the fabrication of an
hybrid concentric tube robot with a electro-active polymer at the distal
link. The use of embedded actuation enables to improve the robot
dexterity and remove the stability issue for very long transmission
lengths of concentric tube robots. The challenge of the research is to
highlight the abilities of the endomicroscope to access confined spaces
with high dexterity by applying robot control theory based on a
realistic scenario. The fellow will have access to FEMTO-ST's 770m2
cleanroom facilities and prototyping machines (3D printers, laser
cutting, CNC etc.).

_*Required expertise:*_
The candidates are expected to have experience in two or more of the
following areas: continuum robotics, surgical robotics, robot control,
and mechatronic system design. Good communication and presentation
skills, and a demonstrated track record of peer-reviewed publication are
expected with a PhD in robotics or mechatronics.

_*Important dates:*_
Application due date: *Oct. 31th, 2017*
Decision date: *Nov. 15th, 2017*
Expected start of the fellowship:       as soon as possible.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume, a cover letter,
and a list of 3-5 references to [hidden email] and
[hidden email]

For more details:

The candidate will integrate the Biomedical Micro-/Nano-Robotics
(MiNaRoB) group (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__teams.femto-2Dst.fr_minarob_&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=j9echk8AtYi1qTIF7Lu89pXuLnFwad3raqJ7YDEDRek&s=DO-nT-jRdmRZDeR3HfX85-hNU4L3eNNfn8bvkVwI5Cg&e=) in the AS2M
Department of FEMTO-ST Institute. This institute is the largest French
research lab in Engineering, with its 650 members including Ph.D
students, researchers, professors, and administrative staff. It is
located in the historical city Besançon (2 hours from Paris, Lyon,
Strasbourg and less than 3 hours from Karlsruhe, Zürich, Lausanne by
train) with low life cost. In addition, the French healthcare service is
one of the best in the world, offering a wide choice of general
practitioners and healthcare specialists.
Last but not least, local ski resorts can be found within an hour drive
and the Alps are 3 hours away by car.

For further enquiries please contact:

Associate Professor

MiNaRoB Team
AS2M department/FEMTO-ST Institute
ENSMM School Engineering

24 rue Alain Savary
25000 BESANCON Cedex
tel : 03 81 40 28 13

mail: [hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]>

web: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__sites.google.com_view_rkanty_&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=j9echk8AtYi1qTIF7Lu89pXuLnFwad3raqJ7YDEDRek&s=NY3uK0D-HmxoIv3arL6fo0Fh82F7LALD5buU10kHeNE&e=

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