Research Assistant in Surgical Robotics

University College London - Institute of Ophthalmology

The Research Assistant (RA) will be part of a vibrant team that develops robots and algorithms forregenerative retinal interventions. More specifically, the funded project pertains to the developmentof a micro-surgical robot for the implantation of sight-restoring stem cells to the retina. This specificposition aims at developing the mechatronics and control components that enable image-guideddelivery of the said stem cells with a sub-millimetre-precision robot. The RA can be involved in thedesign and development of the robotic system’s actuation and control, and the overall frameworkthat provides the computer-aided assistance during the robotic intervention. The Research Assistantwill have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of robot design, testing, and deployment tothe operating theatre. The start date is flexible, but we are generally looking for a January 2018 start date.

The appointment is funded for 1 year in the first instance.

Candidates must have an M.Sc., equivalent qualification, or equivalent industrial experience inmechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, or closely related field. Candidates must possess afirst or upper second undergraduate degree or equivalent in Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, orrelated subject, and must demonstrate excellent engineering and communication skills. All candidates must have demonstrable experience of mechatronics system design, modelling, anddevelopment, preferably, but not necessarily, in an image-guided robotic surgery context. Familiaritywith parallel robots and their modelling is highly desirable. Experience with Computer-Aided Designsoftware (e.g. Solidworks) and scientific computing platforms (e.g. Matlab/Simulink) is necessary.Familiarity with Robot Programming (e.g. via ROS) would be desirable.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Dr Christos Bergeles email: c.bergeles@ucl.ac.uk . If you have any enquiries regarding the application process please email: hr.ioo@ucl.ac.uk . Please ensure you attach your CV and list of publications.  You should also provide a personal statement to support your application and the names and contact details for two referees.

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