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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Funded MSc and PhD student positions in medical robotics at the University of Alberta, Canada

Mahdi Tavakoli
Motivated graduate students preferably with past experience in medical
robotics and especially robot-assisted image-guided surgery/therapy are
invited to study at the University of Alberta, Canada. The research project
is highly multidisciplinary and aims to develop robotics technologies that
allow surgeons to treat breast cancer in women with high accuracy,
efficiency, and reliability under ultrasound image guidance. Breast cancer
is the most common cancer in women worldwide and is on the rise
particularly in developing countries where the majority of cases are
diagnosed in late stages.

All research will be carried out in a collaboration setting between the
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Telerobotic and
Biorobotic Systems Group; https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.ece.ualberta.ca_-7Etbs&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=92CezgvhLbq6Bt_MB_5hQS9rJa8V2R8G6ENUD5SqKqw&s=hQzH832t_2bCtCBBJ5GCjeu5DhKj-J8a7Tca93kuytA&e=), Edmonton's
Cross Cancer Institute and Calgary's Tom Baker Cancer Centre. You will work
in a multidisciplinary environment involving engineers, clinicians,
scientists, hospitals, and healthcare companies. For MSc and PhD students,
the degree-granting department will be Electrical and Computer Engineering
and the start date will be September 2018 (or January 2019 under
exceptional circumstances).

The research will require a strong theoretical background as well as
hands-on experience in as many of the following areas as possible:
robotics, electromechanical systems, system modeling and control, computer
vision, medical image processing, tissue engineering, computer programming,
human-machine interaction, and medical device design.

If you are interested in being considered, please email the following
documents as soon as possible to <[hidden email]>: (1) a CV,
including a brief (300 word) research statement, (2) transcripts of
previous university degrees, (3) representative publications in electronic
format, and (4) the contact information of three individuals who can serve
as references. You will be contacted if there is sufficient interest in
your application. Scholarship decisions will follow an interview during
which detailed information regarding the research project will be provided.
Successful candidates will have previous degrees in
electrical/computer/mechanical/mechatronics engineering or computer
science, good time management and writing skills, and the ability to work
effectively with other researchers. Competitive salaries will be offered to
the successful candidates.

Mahdi Tavakoli

Mahdi Tavakoli, PhD, PEng, MIEEE
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Alberta
13-360 Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering
9211, 116 St NW
Edmonton, AB T6G 1H9

Phone: 780-492-8935
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