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Post-Doc position in Orthopaedic Robotics at Imperial College London

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  • Post-Doc position in Orthopaedic Robotics at Imperial College London

    Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to work on a 2-year project to conduct research into human joint biomechanics using robotic methods. The post will be based in the Medical Engineering Group of the Mechanical Engineering Department of Imperial College London, which has a long record of work in biomechanics and mechatronics, particularly development of joint prostheses and surgical robots.

    The Research Associate will be involved in a project to use an industrial robot as an instrument for evaluating the load-bearing functions of human joints. It is anticipated that this work will interact with surgical navigation and robotics systems at the collaborating hospital, and also with the gait and image analysis facility, so that clinical data about joint mechanics and the effects of surgery may be reproduced in-vitro, using the robot to discover internal load actions, etc. This work will require a range of skills, including advanced software development, robot control, kinematic and structural analysis, practical engineering construction, and interaction with a wide range of disciplines, including orthopaedic surgeons, radiologists and physiotherapists. There will also be opportunities for some teaching within the Department.

    Applicants should have a PhD (or close to completion of PhD, or equivalent,) in robot control systems and software, surgical robotics, orthopaedic biomechanics or related area and a first degree (or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering. In addition some background demonstrating multi-disciplinarity is desirable, particularly welcome would be biomechanics and orthopaedics experience. Experience should ideally include software development in C++ for robotic control systems.

    Informal e-mail enquiries may be made to Dr Ferdinando Rodriguez-y-Baena at or +44 (0)20 7594 7046, or to Professor Andrew Amis at or +44(0) 20 7594 7062.

    Please submit applications via the Imperial College online admissions route, and then by putting the reference number EN20120141TT into the search engine. The deadline is 25th June 2012.