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Title: PhD studentship in Image Guided Robotic Microsurgery

UCL Department / Division – Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

 

Duration of Studentship – 4 years

Stipend – £16,296 per annum + fees (£4,728)

Closing Date – 30th May 2016

 

Vacancy Information
The Department of Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering and Institute of Ophthalmology are inviting applications for two studentships in the area of image Guided Robotic Microsurgery. The applicant will be part of the vibrant Translational Imaging Group of the Centre for Medical Image Computing, the Institute of Ophthalmology, and the EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre in Medical Imaging. The students will be co-supervised by Dr. Christos Bergeles, and Prof. Lyndon da Cruz.

 

Studentship Description
Several millions of people worldwide suffer from sight loss. The outcomes of both old and new interventions can benefit from intraoperative assistance in the form of robotics and image guidance. The aim of our project is to improve surgical outcomes for ophthalmologic surgical procedures that require vast amounts of dexterity but introducing new robotic systems that make use of novel image information. 
The aim of the PhD will be to develop technology in the area microsurgical robotics, with applications in eye surgery. The successful candidate can have a background on mechanical engineering, thus focusing on robotic system design and control, or computer science, thus expected to design, develop and implement software tools to demonstrate image-guidance algorithms.

This project would suit someone with a background in biomedical engineering, computer science or a numerical discipline. The candidate will be expected to observe and participate in surgical cases and fully understand the complexities of delivering technology into the operating theatre.

 

Person Specification
Applicants are expected to have a first degree in electronic, biomedical, or mechanical engineering, biophysics, physics or relevant physical sciences based subject passed at 2:1 level (UK system or equivalent) or above.

 

Eligibility
Funding will be for 4 years, with a tax free stipend of £16,296 per year and UK/EU-level university fees (£4,728). Only UK/EU students are eligible to apply for this studentship.

 

The closing date is 30th May 2016 and the anticipated start date is 3rd October 2016.

 

How to Apply
If you have any scientific queries please contact Dr. Bergeles at c.bergeles@ucl.ac.uk

 

Applications (including a covering letter, CV and names of two referees) should be sent to CDT Administrator Miss Rebecca Holmes (Medical Imaging CDT) (rebecca.holmes@ucl.ac.uk) who will also be happy to handle any informal enquiries.

 

Further information on the research is available at: 

http://medicalimaging-cdt.ucl.ac.uk

http://cmictig.cs.ucl.ac.uk