We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Scientific Programmer to join our interdisciplinary team comprised of neurosurgeons from the ETZ Hospital (a national center of expertise for brain surgery located in Tilburg) and experts in computer science and mathematics from TUe (Eindhoven University of Technology). In this role, you will play a pivotal part in the development and enhancement of the clinical turn-key analysis and visualization pipeline, while being at the centerpiece of our collaborative efforts. You will be embedded in cutting-edge research at the intersection of neurosurgery, computer science, and mathematics.
Specifically, as a software engineer and developer, you will be responsible for implementing methodological advances (developed by our team) and making the research available to a broader group of users. You will be building a neurosurgical planning software interfacing with a data processing pipeline for diffusion MRI tractography. The software will include intuitive GUI components to facilitate seamless interaction and will be designed to ensure smooth operation, quality assessment, and technical documentation.Responsibilities
About the visualization cluster
- Collaborate closely with a multidisciplinary team of neurosurgeons, computer scientists, and mathematicians to implement a neurosurgical planning data software pipeline. This also includes the translation of the research developed by the team members.
- Develop a user-friendly, modular software interface for routine and expert clinical users to view and interact with pipeline results.
- Incorporate the developed software into the surgical guidance system for use in the operating room, in collaboration with healthtech partner Medtronic.
- Conduct ongoing quality assessment and technical documentation of the developed software, maintaining a manual with revision control.
- Communicate effectively with team members.
The candidate will be part of the visualization cluster under the supervision of Dr. Maxime Chamberland (email@example.com) and Prof. Anna Vilanova (firstname.lastname@example.org), and will work in strong collaboration with Prof. Luc Florack (mathematics) and expert in (awake) brain tumor surgery Dr. Geert-Jan Rutten (ETZ Tilburg). The candidate will be hosted at ETZ Tilburg but may be requested to be on-site at TUe occasionally.
The visualization cluster (https://research.tue.nl/en/organisations/visualization) at TU/e has a strong track record in visualization and visual analytics for ML models and high-dimensional data. It has generated several award winning contributions at major visualization conferences (IEEE VIS, IEEE InfoVis, IEEE VAST, EuroVis); several successful start-up companies (MagnaView, Process Gold and SynerScope); and a number of techniques that are used on a large scale world-wide.