PhD in Surgical Planning System at the University of Basel

A PhD position in surgical planning system 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 a surgical planning system for surgeons to define the cuts that the robotic system then applies to the bones.

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: Planning System” 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.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.

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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