The Wiersma lab is primarly interested in finding solutions to problems in the field of radiation therapy. The main areas of investigation are in the use of robotics for patient positioning, hybrid MV+kV inverse optimization algorithms for image guided radiation therapy planning, and real-time organ motion tracking using combined MV+kV imaging.
The Wiersma Lab has a postdoctoral opening for the following project: Development of a real-time robotic head motion cancellation system based on a 6DOF inverse kinematic Steward platform (hexapod). This project will be used for precise patient positioning during stereotactic brain radiosurgery. During the project the postdoctorial fellow will be expected to:
It is expected that the successful candidate will have the following qualifications:
Qualified applicants should respond by e-mail as soon as possible to Dr. Wiersma with a description of their qualifications, academic background, publications, career goals and availability.
We are always on the look out for visiting scholars at the graduate, postdoctorial, and faculty level who are interested in living in Philadelphia while performing collaborative research in the WiersmaLab. Possible areas of research include medical based robotics, radiation therapy optimization, and image guided radiation therapy. Please contact Dr. Wiersma for further information.
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