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Post-doc: Force sensing during hip replacement procedures

Within Surgery challenges are recognized to be solved by novel sensing technology. During surgical procedures soft tissues need to be dissected, manipulated …

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
32 - 40 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 3111 - € 4084 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
Postdoctoraal

Functieomschrijving

Within Surgery challenges are recognized to be solved by novel sensing technology. During surgical procedures soft tissues need to be dissected, manipulated and repositioned very accurately to reduce unnecessary tissue damage and pain. Re-connecting soft tissue structures safely require precise force and tension sensing. The amount of sensing information is currently limited and subjective. Within the Sensing in Surgery program we aim to join forces to bring existing soft tissue sensing technology in the clinic and provide surgeon with extra sensing information so that post surgical soft tissue pain can be largely reduced. We will use a human-centric design approach and co-creation involving clinicians, designers, entrepreneurs and engineers to develop a easy-to-manufacture, easy-to-use and easy-to clean neck force module based on a bare minimum design principle. With this neck force module i.c.w. a standard ROM test performed with the leg during placement of the implant, surgeons receive information about the soft tissue balance around the implant. This force information coming from the temporary force module should be provided through a monitoring system that translate data into instructions and clear informative graphs that indicate what choices can be made regarding the implant configuration (lenght angle) in order to improve soft tissue tension and balance.

Functie-eisen

A PhD in Biomechanical engineering/ Biomedical engineering/industrial designing is, however, particularly relevant.

Strong academic basis with proven track record in design and development projects in the field of medical devices and interests for and competence in sensory systems, programming (Pyton, C or matlab) development, development is required.

Experience with R&D work within a research institute or universities in the health sector can be advantageous.

We emphasize collaborative skills, initiative, ability to accomplish tasks, practical skills, and ability to create and establish new projects in collaboration with colleagues.

Conditions

TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact Prof. Jenny Dankelman, Section Head Medical Instruments, email: j.dankelman@tudelft.nl, phone: +31 (0)15-2785565.

For application, please send a detailed CV along with a letter of application by 1 July 2018 to application-3mE@tudelft.nl.
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number 3mE18-37.