The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Basel has recently been awarded a flagship project from the Werner Siemens Foundation. The principal aim of this interdisciplinary project is the development of a minimally invasive robotic endoscope for cutting bone with laser light.
The successful candidate will develop augmented reality techniques in order to visualize to the surgeon what the robotic endoscope is currently doing inside the body.
The objective is to capture and track the position of the patient’s body, including the perpetual breathing motion, and then visualize the anatomical structures, surgical plan and the robotic endoscope with augmented reality glasses.
- MSc in computer science, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering or a closely related field
- Excellent knowledge in computer vision
- Solid experience in volume rendering
- Strong programming skills in C++ and GPU
The position is for 3 years.
How to apply
Prepare the following information and contact Prof. Dr. Philippe Cattin, specifying “PhD Student Application: Augmented Reality” in the email subject:
- Letter of motivation
- Curriculum vitae
- Bachelor and Master transcripts
- TOEFL and/or IETLS scores (if available)
- Full address, phone number and email of up to three references
The application deadline is April 24, 2016.
About the employer
The University of Basel has an international reputation of outstanding achievements in research and teaching. Founded in 1460, it is the oldest university in Switzerland.