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Job Posting

    • Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Research Associate, or Junior Faculty aiming Principal Investigator-ship
    • at Surgical Navigation and Robotics Laboratory (www.snrlab.org)
    • Image Guided Therapy Program,
    • Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
  • Reporting to
    • Nobuhiko Hata, PhD, Associate Professor of Radiology
  • Objective
    • Develop and clinically validate innovative Medical Robots for Image-Guided Therapy
    • Learn to publish results in premier journals and to acquire research funding
    • Aim at independent principal investigator-ship in academic and industry research setting
  • Minimum degree and field of specialized knowledge required to perform the job:
    • Candidate must have recent PhD degree in computer science, mechanical engineering, or biomedical engineering.
    • Excellent technical, analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills and an ability to work independently are necessary.
    • Skill for CAD/CAM design, fabrication, machining, and control program development are must.
    • Programing skill related to surgical navigation, medical image processing are highly desirable.


  • Characteristic duties and responsibilities:
    • Design, test, and build surgical robots
    • Develop control software for surgical robots
    • Assess and validate surgical robots in pre-clinical AND clinical setting.
    • Attend and actively participate in discussion at laboratory meetings.
    • Interface with external collaborators and assist in their application of the developed tools and software
    • Reports updates, plans, documents in the laboratory wiki page.
    • Share source codes, mechanical drawings, and documents with laboratory members through wiki page.
    • [For Junior Faculty position] Obtain research grants and get trained for PI- and directorship.
    • [For Junior Faculty position] Report and interact with the other investigator at National Center for Image Guided Therapy
  • Initial assignment
    • Robot for CT and/or MRI-guided per-cutaneous therapy
    • Visual servoing in MRI-guided robots
    • Hybrid optical/electro-magnetic tracking sensor for neurosurgery
  • Duration
    • One year, or two year for Junior faculty Renewal subject to annual review (see Post-doc policy above) AND funding availability.
    • Start day (by taking into account US visa petition process) is part of consideration in selecting candidates due to obligatory time requirement to the agencies funding the position.
  • Applicants should submit:
    • A cover letter describing areas of research interest
    • A curriculum vitae with bibliography
    • Copies of 1 or 2 recent publications
    • Contact information for 3 individuals serving as references
    • Send the material to Dr. Nobuhiko Hata, Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, hata@bwh.harvard.edu