PhD in Augmented Reality at the University of Basel

A PhD position in augmented reality is available at the University of Basel, Switzerland.


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.

Job description

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.

Required qualifications

  • 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.


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