The Department of Radiation Oncology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for a Research Associate position in the Academic Support Staff. This appointment will be initially for one (1) year and continuation during that time period and renewal are based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding (limited to three (3) years). Expertise is required in the specific area of real-time scientific 6DoF parallel Stewart platform systems development for medically based procedures. We are looking for a candidate with direct experience in custom linear actuator design, construction, and feedback control, real-time 6DoF optical image tracking (IR markers and 3D surface), and robotic control programming experience (labview, matlab, or C/C++). Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree.
Responsibilities may include activities in the design, construction, and implementation of robotic devices, image guidance systems, including real-time optical image tracking (IR markers and 3D surface) and providing leadership and mentoring to postdoctoral scholars and graduate students.
The successful applicant will have an opportunity to gain additional experience and specific expertise, and further independence through activities such as supporting various aspects of national and international clinical trials and the preparation of research grants, progress reports, meeting abstracts and peer-reviewed publications.
We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).
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