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Postdoctoral position in virtual surgery (RPI)

Brief description: The Advanced Computational Research Laboratory, affiliated
with the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA invites applications for a postdoctoral
position to work on a project funded by the National Institute of Biomedical
Imaging and Bioengineering of the NIH on developing real time surgical
simulation technology.  The ideal candidate will develop the
next generation surgical simulator based on advanced physics-based
computational methods in collaboration with surgeons from Harvard Medical


Desired background:


background for this position includes:

· Degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or
related field.

· Strong background in Computer Graphics. Specific knowledge
in real time rendering is a plus.

· Background in
collision detection and response algorithms

· Excellent programming skills especially in C++

· Experience in developing virtual environments involving

· Background in high performance scientific computations

· Sound background in
mechanics and finite elements


Application procedure:

Interested candidates may apply to Professor Suvranu
De ( with a cover letter, detailed
CV, a copy of the publication deemed as best representative of the candidate’s
creative research, and names and email addresses of three referees.
Applications from minority and women are especially encouraged. RPI is an Equal
opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer.

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