The Advanced Robotics Research Line (ADVR) of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is seeking a highly motivated, full-time post-doc in the area of mechatronics and sensing systems for real-time needle-based diagnosis and robot-assisted therapy.
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 systems for disease diagnosis and/or therapy. 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 needle-based robotic procedures).
The selected candidate will be integrated in a team and contribute both to the improvement of existing prototypes towards clinical trials and to creation of novel systems, being able to pursue his/her own creative ideas.
Experience in one or more of the following areas will be considered a plus: Robotics, needle-based medical devices, real-time tumor detection, intravenous catheterization, clinical trials.
Workplace: Genoa, Italy
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