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PhD student in simulation and planning of orthopaedic surgeries

PhD student in simulation and planning of orthopaedic surgeries

PhD student in simulation and planning of orthopaedic surgeries

ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Rämistrasse 101
8006 Zurich

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The Institute of Biomechanics of ETH Zurich (Prof. Jess Gerrit Snedeker, Laboratory of Orthopaedic Biomechanics, Department of Health Sciences and Technology) and the University Hospital Balgrist (Dr. Philipp Fürnstahl, Computer Assisted Research & Development Unit) is looking for a PhD student in simulation and planning of orthopaedic surgeries.

Career Stage

Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)

Job Description:

The areas of responsibility will include: The project will involve developing novel techniques for improving the current (already computer assisted) planning procedure for common orthopaedic surgeries, with a focus on upper-torso anatomy.  Patient-specific models will be used to simulate the operative outcome, and based on such the optimal surgical plan with the best operative parameters (e.g. bone cutting angles, etc.) will be determined in an automated fashion. The methods will be integrated into an existing preoperative planning framework.  The start date is as soon as possible.

We are seeking for a motivated researcher who holds or will soon receive a degree in computer science or a related field.  Very good programming skills are required (preferable C++ and C# under Windows OS).  You should have a background either in computer-graphics, biomedical engineering, simulation, or optimization. You are a self-motivated and creative personality with established team, working skills working together with other researchers and medical staff. Additionally, you should have excellent communication skills in English (oral and written). Knowledge of German is advantageous but not a strict requirement.