The Advanced Robotics Research Line of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is seeking a highly motivated, full-time post-doc in the area of mechatronics for robot-assisted laser microsurgery.
The position is linked to the Robotic Microsurgery translational project of ADVR’s Biomedical Robotics Laboratory (BRL). This project aims to refine, enhance and validate promising medical device prototypes developed by BRL’s research team. The final objective is to develop advanced device prototypes to enable clinical trials with the new technologies. This will allow their introduction into medical practice, leading to significantly enhanced health outcomes.
The successful candidates will be offered a 24 months contract with a highly competitive salary commensurable with qualifications and experience.
We are looking to appoint a skilled and enthusiastic mechatronics engineer with experience on the design, development and assessment of precision surgical robotic systems for microsurgery applications. The candidate should possess a PhD degree in mechatronics, robotics or related field and an excellent publication record related to robotic science and engineering (ideally in the area of surgical robotics).
The selected candidate will join an interdisciplinary team and contribute both to the improvement of existing prototypes and the creation of novel systems, being able to pursue his/her own creative ideas towards robotic systems for high-precision, high-quality laser microsurgeries. This is a major area of research at BRL, one which includes close collaboration with top surgeons and surgical device companies. Currently the group is developing robotic technologies for free-beam and for endoscopic laser surgery. Both applications offer a vast number of research topics that can be explored, including in mechatronics, surgical automation, micro-robotics, MOEMS and surgeon-robot interfaces.
Experience in one or more of the following areas will be considered a plus: Robotics, laser surgery, robotic microsurgery, endoscopic systems, medical devices, clinical trials.
Workplace: Genoa, Italy
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