Job: Research Scientist position in virtual surgery at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Research Scientist position in virtual surgery at RPI

The Center for Modeling, Simulation and Imaging in Medicine (CeMSIM) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA invites applications for the position of Research Scientist to work on projects funded by the NIH on developing virtual surgery technology.  The ideal candidate will develop the next generation surgical simulation technology based on advanced physics-based computational methods and robotic systems in collaboration with surgeons at Harvard Medical School. There is an added opportunity to identify and develop new research agenda, technical challenges and funding opportunities as well as supervise and mentor assigned graduate students and research staff at the Center.

Desirable background for this position includes:

  • PhD in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field.
  • At least one year of experience in a postdoctoral position with strong track record of journal publications.
  • Strong background in Computer Graphics and physics-based computing. Experience in real time computing is a plus.
  • Excellent programming skills
  • Experience in developing virtual environments involving haptics.

Rensselaer’s Center of Modeling, Simulation and Imaging is a unique enterprise established with the mission of actively engaging in developing advanced modeling, simulation and imaging technology for healthcare through interdisciplinary collaborations with the aim of transitioning the technology to clinical practice.


Interested candidates may apply to Professor Suvranu De ( with a cover letter, detailed CV, a copy of the publication deemed as best representative of the candidate’s creative research, and names and email addresses of three referees. Applications from minority and women are especially encouraged. RPI is an Equal opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer.


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