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A post-doctoral position on an exciting project focused on a computational model-enhanced approach for tumor localization during breast lumpectomy is underway.

Biomedical Engineering

This project involves the combination of biomechanical computational models of soft tissue deformation with intraoperative guidance and imaging technologies to create interactive displays to help navigate and localize breast tumors for lumpectomy. Our hypothesis in this work is that tumor localization is a major confounding factor for improving MR-driven resections as well other complementary disease detection methods (e.g. radioguided probes, optical imaging technologies, etc.). The opportunity to translate research from the computer work-bench to the clinic is a primary goal within this work. This position will involve an extensive clinical collaboration and will be an excellent experience for those in the fields of image-guided surgery, soft-tissue mechanics, numerical methods, medical image processing, and medical image analysis. This position will involve working between multiple laboratories, and helping to execute an IRB approved study. The trainee must have excellent organizational skills. Opportunities to pursue a candidate||s own grants and movement towards promotions to research assistant professor are also possible.

Qualifications: The position is for a post-doctoral research associate who has received a doctoral degree in biomedical-related area with expertise in image registration & processing, computer vision, computer modeling, numerical analysis, soft-tissue mechanics, and/or three-dimensional digitization instrumentation. The associate will be expected to conduct research in a workstation environment as well as within the OR environment. One primary duty of the post-doctoral research will be to oversee the clinical study and meet with collaborating surgeons. Experience with programming languages and programming environments is absolutely required: C++, MATLAB, Visualization ToolKit within LINUX/UNIX, and Microsoft environments. Experience with modeling is also needed. Good writing and communication skills are also required. Some experience with parallel processing, database management, and network protocols is desirable also. Potential Start Date: As soon as possible               Close Date: Until filled

Miga, Michael
Phone: 615-343-2981
2016-09-27 09:35:18

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