PhD student position in Mixed Reality Surgery Training

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Balgrist University Hospital
PhD student position in Mixed Reality Surgery Training
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The Research in Orthopedic Computer Science group of the University of Zurich offers the possible to conduct a PhD study in an exciting, large research project called PROFICIENCY. PROFICIENCY is targeting the development of next-generation surgical training using Mixed Reality and Artificial Intelligence.
Your responsibilities
The PhD student will be responsible for developing novel surgical training approaches by combining state-of-the-art hardware (RGB-D cameras, optical tracking, and augmented reality devices) with mixed reality research. Computer Vision and Computer Assisted Surgery. The PhD candidate is expected to advance the state of the art in computer graphics, computer vision, and robotics, which should lead to new scientific contributions to the field of computer-assisted surgery and surgical training.
Your profile
MSc in computer science with theoretical and practical experience in camera/tracking systems, Mixed Reality as well as algorithmic knowledge about computer vision (3D reconstruction, camera calibration, object tracking) and computer graphics (rendering, surface registration, openGL). Strong programming skills in C++ and C# are mandatory, experience in Unity is beneficial.
What we offer
The successful candidate will get the opportunity to participate in an exceptional and large research and innovation project that is creating cutting edge technologies for surgical innovations. The candidate will work in the Balgrist CAMPUS which is a modern and highly equipped research center of national relevance. During his/her study, the candidate will collaborate with key opinion leaders from science, industry and medicine. Further information is published on https://surgicalproficiency.ch/ .
Place of work
Lengghalde 5, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
Start of employment
Employment start date to be mutually agreed. Please submit your application by the end of June.
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