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Advanced surgical navigation systems should allow tumor tracking during the surgical procedure. This will require development of novel miniaturized sensors that can be followed during surgical manipulation. This will necessitate high standards on powering, energy management and data transmission, as well as seamless integration of the derived sensor signal of the miniaturized sensors with currently available EM navigation systems. For the signal integration part of the project we are looking for researcher experienced in electrical/electronic engineering.
International project between different partners: hospital, research institute and medtech company:
Fixed-term contract: For a period of 4 years.
What’s on offer
Apart from the opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary research team consisting of clinicians, medical systems architects, integrated circuit designers, magnetics engineers, and power systems experts, we offer:
You will be employed for a period of 4 years. The gross salary per month is € 3.695 to € 4.391 according to salary scale FWG 55, depending on your experience. In addition you will receive a fixed end-of-year bonus in December (8,33%) and in May you will receive 8,33% holiday pay. The terms of employment will be in accordance with the CAO Ziekenhuizen (Collective Labour Agreement for Hospitals), with 25 vacation days.
The Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) is a comprehensive cancer center in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The institute, founded in 1913, is among the top 10 comprehensive cancer centers, combining world-class fundamental, translational, and clinical research with dedicated patient care. Our initiatives to promote excellent translational research have been recognized by the European Academy of Cancer Sciences, when they designated us ‘Comprehensive Cancer Center of Excellence in Translational Research’. Please look at www.nki.nl.
Within the last years, researchers at the NKI developed a surgical navigation system to guide the surgeons during complex surgical procedures. The system is based around an electromagnetic tracking device with sensors to track the surgeon’s tools and patient movement. The next step would be to track also tumor movement, which is further developed within this project.
Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland is a leading European research centre in integrated ICT (Information and Communications Technology) hardware and systems. Specialising in both electronics and photonics – materials, devices, circuits and systems. Amongst other areas we are globally leading in our core research areas of: Microelectronic and photonic integration and packaging, Mixed signal and analog circuit design, Biophotonics, bioelectronics, biomedical devices and systems. Central to our mission is delivering economic impact through research excellence see www.tyndall.ie. We work with industry and academia to transform research into products in our core market areas of electronics, communications, energy, health, agri-food and the environment. As the Irish national institute for photonics and micro/nanoelectronics and a research flagship of UCC, the institute employs 600 researchers, engineers and support staff, including 120 full-time graduate students.
Bcon-Medical is a young start-up company that develops state-of-the-art navigation solutions to guide surgeons during complex surgical procedures. Their focus is on making electromagnetic navigation solutions available and affordable for all surgical oncology hospitals. They are working on next level electromagnetic tracking solutions that enable superior guidance during surgery with an intuitive clinical workflow. Please look at https://bcon-medical.com
The Netherlands Cancer Institute
Plesmanlaan 121, 1066 CX, Amsterdam
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