Research Masters/ PhD Studentship

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    University College Cork
    EngineeringElectrical engineering
    EngineeringElectronic engineering
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    25/05/2018 17:00 - Europe/London
    Ireland › Cork


Funded Studentship in Electromagnetic Systems for Medical Applications

University College Cork and Tyndall National Institute


This project will involve the design and development of novel magnetic field sensing and actuation solutions for medical applications. The  project  is  a  key  enabler  to  replace  large surgical  incisions  by  smaller  needle  and  natural  orifice  access  to surgical targets.  Magnetic fields  may  provide  the  key  to  this  challenge and  this  project  seeks  to  use electromagnetic fields to sense and position instruments and organs during minimally invasive and robotic surgery. The project will demonstrate novel electromagnetic systems incorporating miniaturised inductive sensing, advanced electromagnetic circuit control algorithms, and electro-permanent magnetic coupling. Electromagnetic sensing is the gold standard in the absence of line of sight and is widely used with discrete inductive sensing. UCC School of Engineering and Tyndall National Institute has a strong track record in novel electromagnetic tracking technology (http://openemt.org) and has developed the first open-source, cross-platform electromagnetic tracking system, Anser EMT. Tyndall National Institute is a global leader in integrated magnetics technology (https://www.tyndall.ie/integrated-magnetics)

For full particulars on this studentship please refer to: https://www.ucc.ie/en/hr/vacancies/research/full-details-860732-en.html

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Prospective applicants should provide a letter of application and a CV via email to p.cantillonmurphy@ucc.ie

Offer Requirements


Requirements of the student will include

  • An honours degree in electronic or electrical engineering is essential.
  • A masters in electronic and electrical engineering is desirable with specialisation in power electronics, electromagnetics an advantage
  • Demonstrated expertise in areas of electromagnietcs, circuits and system design is highly desirable.
  • The ability to work independently, have a lead role in research projects and to contribute as a team member in larger research projects is essential.
  • Good organization, communication and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Significant patents or publications in peer-reviewed journals or conferences are an advantage
  • The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator and fluent in both written and spoken English.

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University College Cork
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EURAXESS offer ID: 303430


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