Position: PhD position in AI-assisted surgery
Department: NCT Dresden - Translational Surgical Oncology
Code number: 2020-0001
The German Cancer Research Center is the largest biomedical research institution in Germany. With approximately 3,000 employees, we operate an extensive scientific program in the field of cancer research.
The National Center of Tumor Diseases (NCT) Dresden is a joint institution of the German Cancer Research Center, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden, the Faculty of Medicine at TU Dresden, and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR). The NCT with sites in Heidelberg and Dresden is the leading oncological center in Germany and shall be expanded to an international center of excellence regarding point-of-care and individualized cancer medicine.
The Translational Surgical Oncology group at the NCT Dresden is developing computer- and robotic-assisted surgical systems for the operating room of the future which optimize the therapy of the individual patient. We are seeking a highly motivated PhD student to work on AI-assisted surgery.
A primary goal is soft-tissue navigation for robotic-assisted/laparoscopic interventions, involving multi-modal elastic registration of pre- and intraoperative models, tracking of tissue deformation as well as visualization of risk and target structures with augmented reality.
The project is part of an interdisciplinary collaboration between the NCT, clinicians and the Technical University of Dresden. The research environment will be highly collaborative and involves regular interactions with the project partners.
- Master’s degree in computer science, (biomedical) engineering, applied mathematics or related fields of expertise
- Advanced programming skills (e.g. C++, Python)
- Excellent skills and practical experience in one or more of the following research areas is beneficial:
- Machine Learning
- Computer Vision
- Fluent proficiency in spoken and written English
- Ability to collaborate well in an interdisciplinary environment
- Interesting, versatile workplace
- International, attractive working environment
- Campus with modern state-of-the-art infrastructure
- Access to international research networks
- Doctoral student payment including social benefits
- Flexible working hours
- Comprehensive training and mentoring program through the Helmholtz International Graduate School
Earliest Possible Start Date: as soon as possible
Duration: The position is limited to 3 years.
Application Deadline: 01.02.2020
Prof. Dr. Stefanie Speidel
Phone +49 (0) 351 458-5413
Please note that we do not accept applications submitted via email.