Engineer or Postdoctoral Fellow, Electromagnetic Tracking Systems (Software), Surgical Mechatronics Laboratory-2014765
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 an engineer or a postdoctoral fellow, depending on level of experience in the field. As an Engineer you will be directly developing the control and signal processing software of an electromagnetic position tracker for handheld surgical robotics. As a Postdoctoral fellow, you will be responsible for numerous aspects of development of an electromagnetic tracker system for handheld surgical robotics, with emphasis on implementing C++ real-time code in embedded Linux, including Kalman filter development for rejection of metallic interference. The platform is embedded Linux and C++.
This is an open hardware project. Please visit https://github.com/robmacl/ilemt_hw/wiki for additional information. In this role, ou 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. You will also have the opportunity to be the first author of research publications.
Your application should include a single PDF file including a CV, list of references, and relevant publications, and also a C++ code sample (preferably of over 1000 lines).
The responsibilities and qualifications are dependent upon on the job level and are listed below.
Core responsibilities include:
Research and development of a Kalman filter for pose estimation, with fusion of multi-frequency measurements to reject interference from metal objects.
Board level design and development of power electronics for a low noise coil driver.
FPGA programming for direct digital control of the coil driver.
Mechanical integration and packaging of the system, including development of the source and sensor assemblies.
Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or computer science, or equivalent experience required. Master's degree preferred
Competence in C++ programming
Experience with one or more of: embedded development, Kalman filters, FPGA, or analog/power electronics design
Mechanical design/CAD and skills with Matlab and/or LabVIEW are plus
Core responsibilities include:
Lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance and ordering of supplies may be required depending on area and specialty
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 niche skills in related field to analyze the collected data
Conducting research experiments within the predetermined research scope and methodology of department and university
Other duties as assigned.
Ph.D. in robotics, computer science, or engineering
Strong C++ coding skills. Linux experience a huge plus
Experience in robotics and/or applied control, including Kalman filtering
Electronics skills are a plus
Are you interested in this dynamic opportunity with us? Please apply.
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Job Function: Engineering
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Minimum Education Level: Doctorate or equivalent
Internal Number: 2014765
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