PDFs in Surgical Data/Vision/Navigation/Robotics

Xiamen University China
Xiamen, China; Leeds, UK
Job Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

Three postdoctoral-fellow positions are available at Xiamen University (XMU). XMU was the first university to be founded by an overseas Chinese in the history of modern Chinese education. XMU has long been listed among China’s leading universities on the national "211 Project" and "985 Project" which ensure privileged support for its sustainable and strategic development. Xiamen University Malaysia Campus is the first overseas branch campus established by a prestigious Chinese university. With a graduate school, 6 academic divisions consisting of 27 schools and colleges with 76 departments, and 14 research institutes, XMU boasts a total enrollment of nearly 40,000 full-time students (including 1,700 international students), i.e. 20,000 undergraduates, 17,000 graduate students toward a master’s degree, 3,000 doctoral candidates. XMU currently has a faculty of over 2,500 full-time teachers and researchers, of whom 22 are the members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences or of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (including 9 employed simultaneously by other institutions), 59 are on the list of China’s Recruitment Program of Global Experts, also known as "1000 Talent Plan" (25 of whom are on the Scheme of Recruitment Program for Young Experts), and 34 professors are Distinguished or Chair Professors on the Changjiang Scholars' Program.

This position involves the expectation and opportunity to become a Visiting Scholar at the University of Leeds (UOL). UOL, established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK and member of the Russel Group. UOL boasts over 25,000 undergraduate students and over 9,000 postgraduate students. UOL is renowned globally for the quality of its teaching and research. The strength of its academic expertise combined with the breadth of disciplines it covers, provides a wealth of opportunities, and has real impact on the world in cultural, economic, and societal ways. UOL is home to a global community of staff and students, with a worldwide network of 256,000 alumni playing a valuable role in supporting Leeds. With staff from over 90 countries and over 8,000 international students from over 150 counties, Leeds also provides one of the largest study abroad programmes in the UK. Reflecting this international community, the University was ranked in the top 50 most international universities in the world in 2018 by Times Higher Education, and within the top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019. UOL is ranked 10th for research power in the UK according to the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2018).

Position Description/Roles and Responsibilities

The research projects will focus on the intersection of surgical data deep processing, surgical vision, navigation, and robotics. As Postdoctoral Fellow, you will to work with a team that conceptualizes, designs, and develops all novel algorithms and user interfaces for computer assisted diagnosis and intervention systems. You will have significant experience in working with all algorithms, software, and hardware aspects of surgical navigation and robotic systems and devices. You will develop new algorithms and software implementations in surgical data, vision, navigation, and robotics in a cross-functional team.

You will be employed by Xiamen University and work at the Research Centre for Digital Medical Technology. However, pending immigration clearance, you will also carry out extended research visits and carry out collaborative research as Visiting Scholar at the School of Computing of the University of Leeds within the Centre for Computational Imaging & Simulation Technologies in Biomedicine (CISTIB, www.cistib.org).

Essential Requirements

  • PhD in information or computer science, electrical, biomedical or mechanical engineering, or related research focus on surgical data processing/medical image computing, surgical vision, navigation and robotics.
  • Extensive experience in high-performance programming with C++/Matlab/Python
  • Demonstrated record of high-quality publications in the field.

Research Duties and Responsibilities

  • To take initiatives in the planning of research
  • To conduct and plan own scientific work with appropriate supervision
  • To write reports for submission to research sponsors
  • To publish in high quality journals and to present data at national and involvement and attendance at international meetings
  • To report research activities according to the requirements of the projects
  • To actively participate in the research programme of the group
  • To participate in group research meetings and internal seminars
  • Contribute to bids for research grants
  • To conduct data analysis
  • To ensure the validity and reliability of data at all times
  • To maintain accurate and complete records of all findings
  • To attend relevant workshops and conferences as necessary
  • To maintain highly organised and accurate record of experimental work
  • Help to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research students and research assistants as required

Desired Experience and Knowledge

  • Deep learning for medical image analysis
  • Surgical/endoscopic vision and navigation
  • Image-based cardiac electro mechanics
  • Image-based bone biomechanics
  • Surgical/endoscopic robotics
  • VTK/ITK/OpenCV

How to Apply

Applicants should first email lurowan@aliyun.com and a.frangi@sheffield.ac.uk directly with one zip file "FirstName_LastName.zip" including:

  • Updated CV
  • Personal statement
  • Representative papers
  • Three references with names, emails, and affiliations

Qualified candidates will then be contacted for further consideration and the selected candidate will be guided through the formal application process. The positons will be open until filled; however, the target admission timeline is December 31, 2018.