The Surgical Mechatronics Laboratory (SML) is a part of our Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, and conducts research in robotics for surgical and other biomedical applications, with a focus on systems with minimal obtrusiveness with regard to clinical workflow. We have active collaborations with surgeons and other clinicians from the University of Pittsburgh, Johns Hopkins University, and Allegheny General Hospital.
We have an immediate opening with an annual contract. We are seeking a physicist/engineer or a postdoctoral fellow, depending on level of experience in the field. You will be directly responsible for numerous aspects of design and magnetic modeling of an electromagnetic tracker system for handheld surgical robotics. A particular concern is developing an understanding of how eddy current and ferromagnetic effects of metal objects disturb the measurement, and exploring methods for compensation.
This is an open hardware project (please visit https://github.com/robmacl/ilemt_hw/wiki for additional information). In this role, you will collaborate with a team of graduate and undergraduate students, research staff, and clinicians, and will also be involved in various aspects of the Micron project, which deals with handheld robotic systems for accuracy improvement in ophthalmic microsurgery and micro-neurosurgery.
Your application should include a single PDF file including a CV, list of references, and relevant publications.
The responsibilities and qualifications are dependent upon on the job level (either Postdoctoral Fellow or Physicist/Engineer) and are listed below.
Core responsibilities include:
Participating in research related to Electromagnetic modeling, Physics, Finite Element analysis and Computer-aided design
Participating/assisting in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentations. May also assist in grant writing
Capturing and analyzing data, including periodical/literature search and utilizing specialized skills in related field to analyze the collected data
Conducting research experiments within the predetermined research scope and methodology of department and university
Doctorate Degree in Physics or a related field
Strong grasp of magnetics, and experience with finite element magnetic modeling
Strong analytical skills required
Electronics skills are a plus
Core responsibilities include:
Performing work related to Electromagnetic modeling, Physics and Finite element analysis and Computer-aided design
Participating/assisting in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentations.
In consultation with project managers and other researchers or engineers contributing to the technical design and development of components and equipment used in research and development
Testing and analyzing the feasibility, design and operation and performance of equipment and components
Identifying operating or installation problems. Recommending design modifications and or new applications for equipment
Developing, modifying and maintaining operating protocols/procedures and related user documentation
Bachelor's Degree in physics or engineering required. M.S. or Ph.D. preferred
Strong grasp of magnetics, and experience with finite element magnetic modeling.
Electronics skills are a plus.
Are you interested in this dynamic opportunity with us? Please apply.
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Job Function: Research
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Minimum Education Level: Doctorate or equivalent
Internal Number: 2014756
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