Open Positions

2018


 Published: 02.05.2018   Archived: 01.08.2018 

Master Thesis

Cooperative control for context-aware prosthesis

The Department of Trauma Surgery (ART-Lab) of the Medical Faculty of Göttingen is currently seeking for a Master student in computer science, robotics, applied engineering or similar field to work towards the design of a cooperative control framework for a semi-autonomous prosthesis control. Prosthetic hands are becoming increasingly dexterous, which allows more diverse application possibilities but also renders them more difficult to control. In order to reduce the user’s workload and increase the control performance we introduce a novel semi-autonomous prosthesis control framework. The framework consists of machine-learning based myocontrol (user input) and artificial intelligence (autonomous control) which need to be combined in order to drive the prosthetic hand in an optimal fashion.

The tasks of the student will be:

  • Literature research about machine learning based prosthesis control, grasping strategies in able-bodied and interactions between humans and robots;
  • Design and development of grasping strategies for multi-functional prosthesis;
  • Development of a decision fusion algorithm between the user inputs (myocontrol) and autonomous control (artificial intelligence) -> cooperative control;

Required skills:

  • Good programming skills (>2 years, C++, C#);
  • Experience in data-fusion (e.g., sensor-fusion) algorithms;

Beneficial skills:

  • Unity (>6 months);
  • 3D Image modeling and processing;

We offer:

  • Motivating, international research and development environment;
  • Excellent scientific supervision and close collaboration with our research staff;
  • Depending on your performance, the possibility of later employment (HiWi position);

Contact:

Email: Jeremy.mouchoux@med.uni-goettingen.de


 Published: 02.05.2018   Archived: 02.08.2018 

Master Thesis

Implementation of a room-sized SLAM for object interaction

The Department of Trauma Surgery (ART-Lab) of the medical Faculty of Göttingen is currently seeking for a master student in computer science, applied engineering or similar field to work towards implementation of a simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) algorithm. The SLAM will be used in conjunction with 3D RGB-Depth camera to scan a room-size environment and isolate the interactable objects.

The tasks of the student will be:

  • Literature research of the State of the Art SLAM algorithms;
  • Select and implement the optimal algorithm for the project;
  • Remove the non-intractable objects (e.g., furniture) form the point-cloud;
  • Isolate / label interactable objects (e.g., cups, plates) & planar surfaces;

Required skills:

  • Good programming skills (>2 year, C++, C #);
  • Good knowledge of “big” data analysis (partitioning, threads, …);

Beneficial skills:

  • Unity (>6 months);
  • Previous experience with computer vision algorithms (>3 months);

We offer:

  • Motivating, international research and development environment;
  • Excellent scientific supervision and close collaboration with our research staff;
  • Depending on your performance, possibility of later employment (HiWi position);

Contact:

Email: Jeremy.mouchoux@med.uni-goettingen.de


 Published: 03.04.2018   Archived: 01.06.2018 

HiWi position: Network and System Administrator

The ART-Lab of the Department for Trauma Surgery, Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery is currently seeking for a master student in computer science, applied engineering or informatics for position of an IT administrator.

The HiWi position is initially limited to 3 months of ~40 hours per month (450 euros/month), with a possibility of extension.

 

Required Skills

  • Experience in Network/System administration and Content management ( > 3 months)
  • Good knowledge of web-programming languages (HTML, DHTML and JavaScript)
  • German language proficiency (at least C1 spoken and B2 written)

The position holder is supposed to:

  • Support, design, maintain and monitor internal and external networks. Implement and manage all systems, applications, security and network configurations. Resolve network performance issues.
  • Manage all content and projects related to the website. Write, edit and proofread new content.
  • Create interfaces for a variety of web-based applications. Design and evaluate the interfaces utilizing user-centric design principles. Work with the researches at the department to achieve desired user experience.
  • Resolve issues related to storage systems. Maintain efficient and reliable backup and recovery procedures.
  • Install, test, monitor, upgrade, troubleshoot and repair computer systems, network and peripheral. Manage user account information, including rights, security and systems groups.

 

Contact

Please send your CV and a letter of reference (if any) until 01.06.2018 to the following Email address:

Email: marko.markovic@bccn.uni-goettingen.de
Telephone: +49-551-3920646
Web: http://www.neurorehabilitation-systems.de/1000/home/


 Published: 08.03.2018   Archived: 19.04.2018 

PhD Position

PhD Position

Machine learning for improvement of control strategies for lower extremity prosthetics and orthotics

 

The Department for Trauma Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery and Plastic Surgery at the University Medical Center Göttingen (Germany) is currently recruiting one doctoral fellow position.

The post holder’s key responsibilities will be the development of computational models for the synthesis of human motor skills into advanced orthotic and prosthetic technologies for the lower extremities. In addition s/he will use machine learning for improvement of control strategies for lower extremity prosthetics and orthotics. This includes biomedical data acquisition, analysis and validation (in Opensim and Matlab) and development and implementation of machine learning algorithms.

The post holder will be enrolled at the University Medical Center Göttingen and work within the Department for Trauma Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery and Plastic Surgery (Applied Surgical and Rehabilitation Technology Lab). The position belongs to the INOPRO project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). This research consortium of 11 academic and industry partners aims at using novel mechanisms and strategies to design more intelligent prostheses and orthoses.

This position (TVL, 50%) is immediately available pending formal administrative approval and initially limited to 3 years.   

The candidate must hold a master’s or an equivalent degree in Computer Engineering (with emphasis on machine learning), Biomechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, with previous highly relevant experience in the area of biomechanical modeling, musculoskeletal modeling and simulation and machine learning with application to wearable assistive technologies. Candidates must have advanced programming skills in MATLAB and Opensim. Excellent command of written and spoken English is essential.

This job represents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual with a team-oriented spirit and a high level of intellectual and scientific competence.

Please send via email a fully detailed resume including a letter of motivation, CV, university transcripts, publications and contact information of two professional references in a single PDF-file. Qualified candidates will be contacted upon arrival of their resumes.

Resumes should be sent to: mahdy.eslamy at s ign med.uni-goettingen.de

 

 


 Published: 19.02.2018   Archived: 19.04.2018 

Master Students

The ART-Lab affiliated with the Clinic for Trauma Surgery, Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery is currently seeking master students in computer science or applied engineering. 

The topic of the work is about biomechanical data acquaisition, modeling in the software and biomechanical analysis (of lower extremities). 

Required Skills
    - Good software skills (e.g. Matlab, Simulink, Opensim)
Beneficial Skills
    - Previous biomechanics knowledge/projects  

Contact
Dr.-Ing. Mahdy Eslamy (Von-Siebold-Str. 3)

firstname dot lastname at sign med.uni-goettingen.de

 

2017


 Published: 12.12.2017   Archived: 01.03.2018 

HiWi position: Development of an Android/iOS App for Logging Surgical Procedures

The ART-Lab of the Clinic for Trauma Surgery, Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery is currently seeking for a master student in computer science, applied engineering or informatics for app development.
Surgeons employed at the Clinic will use the app in order to keep track of performed surgeries. The app should have a simple, user-friendly graphical user interface and store (synchronize) the data locally as well as on a server located within UMG.
The HiWi position is limited to maximum of 6/7 months of 40/50 hours per month. During the app development, the student will also have an excellent opportunity to obtain experience in working in medical environment.

Required Skills
- Good programming skills (>2 years, OOP, Java)
- General knowledge of cross-platform development for smartphone OS (>3 months)
Beneficial Skills
- Advanced Android & iOS programming skills (>1 year);
- Cross-platform programming tools
Project outlook
- 2-3 months of app development in the Lab (iOS and Android)
- 2 months of beta testing with selected group of users in the clinic (iterative development)
- 2 months of finalizing the development and deploying the App to ~50 users in the clinic; tracking the usability, fixing possible compatibility issues
Contact
Email (preferred): marko.markovic@bccn.uni-goettingen.de
Tel.: +49-551-3920646

 


 Published: 17.05.2017   Archived: 31.07.2017 

Praktikum / Abschluss Projekt: „Embedded System für eine fühlende Handprothese“

Die Forschungsabteilung Neurorehabilitationssysteme sucht ab sofort einen Bachelor- oder Masterstudenten aus den Fachrichtungen (technische/angewandte) Informatik, Elektrotechnik, Maschinenbau, Mechatronik o.ä. zur Durchführung eines Praktikums und/oder einer Abschlussarbeit im Bereich Handprothetik. Thema des Studentenprojektes ist die Entwicklung und Evaluierung einer Mikrocontroller Software zur Ansteuerung von Aktuatoren auf Basis von Sensordaten der Prothesenhand.
Das System soll Kräfte, die an einer Prothesenhand wirken, durch gezielte taktile Stimulation intuitiv an Prothesenträger übermitteln. Dies soll in der Zukunft eine rudimentäre Wiederherstellung des Tastsinns ermöglichen. Eine aufeinander aufbauende Kombination aus Praktikum und Abschlussarbeit ist möglich.

Anforderungen

  • hohe Motivation und großes Interesse, sich in neue Themengebiete einzuarbeiten
  • gute Programmierkenntnisse (z.B. C, C#, C++, Java, MATLAB, Python)

Nützliche Kenntnisse

  • Erfahrung mit der Programmierung von Mikrocontrollern
  • Kenntnisse in Elektronik, Mechatronik und handwerkliche Fähigkeiten

Wir bieten

  • Interessante und vielseitige Tätigkeiten im Bereich aktueller und relevanter Forschungsthemen
  • hohe Flexibilität und gute Möglichkeiten eigene Ideen einzubringen
  • eine sehr gutes akademisches Umfeld und eine intensive Betreuung durch die Wissenschaftler unserer Arbeitsgruppe

Kontakt

Dr. Janne Mathias Hahne

janne.hahne[at]bccn.uni-goettingen.de

Tel.: +49-551-39 20102


 Published: 16.02.2017   Archived: 11.03.2017 

Post-Doctoral Fellow: Biomechanical Modeling for Lower Limb Orthotic and Prosthetic Technologies

The Clinics for Trauma Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery and Plastic Surgery at the University Medical Center Göttingen (Germany) is currently recruiting one postdoctoral fellow position. The postdoctoral fellowship is in the field of biomechanical modeling and orthotic/prosthetic technologies. This position is immediately available pending formal administrative approval and initially limited to 3 years with the possibility of being extended for two more years (full-time).

The post holder will work within the Clinics for Trauma Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery and Plastic Surgery at the University Medical Center Göttingen (http://cuop-umg.de) and will be hired as part of the newly started INOPRO project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The project is coordinated by OttoBock HealthCare GmbH, world-leading company in orthotic technologies and includes a research consortium of 11 academic and industry partners. For more information please visit this link.

The candidate should hold a master’s degree in biomedical or mechanical engineering or an equivalent degree and a PhD degree or equivalent qualification (at least one year of research experience) in the area of biomechanical modeling with experience in musculoskeletal modeling and simulation and application to wearable assistive technologies including lower limb orthoses and prostheses.

The successful applicant will have accomplished work involving one or more of the following areas: musculoskeletal modeling and simulation, model-based synthesis of bipedal locomotion, identification of muscular/articular impedance, locomotion neuromechanics and energetics, motor learning, and system identification and control.

One of the post holder’s key responsibilities will be the development of computational model-based approaches for the synthesis of human motor skills into advanced orthotic and prosthetic technologies. Candidates must have good programming knowledge including C/C++, Python, and MATLAB programming/scripting packages.

The successful post holder will work towards the following tasks:

  • Developing computational frameworks for musculoskeletal modeling and simulation.
  • Translating insights from musculoskeletal modeling into biologically inspired control systems for wearable technologies.

Previous experience in a scientific environment will be a great advantage. An excellent knowledge of written and spoken English is essential. This job represents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual with a team-oriented spirit and a high level of intellectual and scientific competence. Please send via email (see below) a (1) cover letter, clearly stating qualifications for the position, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) a brief statement of research objectives/interests, and (4) the names of three professional references.

Please apply until 10. March 2017 to: Carmen Modrok, Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Klinik für Unfallchirurgie, Orthopädie und Plastische Chirurgie, Von-Siebold-Str. 6 37075 Göttingen Tel.: +49 (0)551 / 39-20101 Fax: +49 (0)551 / 39-20110 E-Mail: carmen.modrok@med.uni-goettingen.de

Women are especially encouraged to apply. Handicapped applicants with equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment.