The German Cancer Research Center is the largest biomedical research institution in Germany. With approximately 3,000 employees, we operate an extensive scientific program in the field of cancer research.
The National Center of Tumor Diseases (NCT) Dresden is a joint institution of the German Cancer Research Center, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden, the Faculty of Medicine at TU Dresden, and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR). The NCT with sites in Heidelberg and Dresden is the leading oncological center in Germany and shall be expanded to an international center of excellence regarding point-of-care and individualized cancer medicine.
The German Cancer Research Center is seeking for the partner site Dresden of the National Center of Tumor Diseases a
The Translational Surgical Oncology group at the NCT Dresden is developing computer- and robotic-assisted surgical systems for the operating room of the future which optimize the therapy of the individual patient. We are seeking a highly motivated PhD student to work on robotic-assisted skill acquisition and context-aware assistance. A primary goal is the systematic capturing, modelling and analysis of surgical expert skills in a sensor- and robotic-equipped operating room resulting in a library of surgical skills.
The project is part of the Cluster of Excellence „Centre for Tactile Internet with Human-in-the-Loop“ (CeTI) (https://www.ceti.one/). The research environment will be international, highly collaborative and involves regular interactions with the project partners.
- Master’s degree (or equivalent) in computer science, (biomedical) engineering, applied mathematics or related fields of expertise
- Advanced programming skills (e. g. C++, Python)
- Excellent skills and practical experience in one or more of the following research areas is beneficial: machine learning, robotics and computer vision
- Fluent proficiency in spoken and written English
- Ability to collaborate well in an interdisciplinary environment