Research Software Engineer in COMPUTER INTEGRATED SURGERY at Queen’s University


A Research Engineer position is available in application software development for medical robotics and computer integrated surgery systems. The primary focus will be on the design, implementation, experimental validation, and clinical inauguration of novel systems that enable needle placement procedures inside imaging scanners (MRI, CT, C-arm, and ultrasound).

The Research Engineer will have excellent collaborative opportunities with a diverse group of multidisciplinary researchers from medical robotics, medical imaging, image processing, computational mechanics, image modeling, and analysis; as well as with a large pool of clinical collaborators. Primary research interactions will take place with the Center for Computer Integrated Surgery ( at the Johns Hopkins University, National Alliance for Biomedical Computing ( at the Harvard Brigham and Women’s Hospital.


The ideal candidate must have the following qualifications:

  • MS or PhD degree in Computer Science or in a related field
  • at least 2 years of experience in an academic research environment
  • track record in medical software development (image analysis, surgical planning, medical robotics, etc.)
  • experience with itk, vtk and other relevant open source software
  • excellent skills in C++ and preferably in MATLAB


This full time staff position is open immediately.

Interested applicants should send a detailed curriculum vitae and list of (at least two) references to:


Gabor Fichtinger, Ph.D., Director

Associate Professor, School of Computing

w/ cross-appointments in Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Surgery

Queen's University

#725 Goodwin Hall, 25 Union St.

Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6, CANADA


Phone: (613) 533-3258

Fax  : (613) 533-6513

Cell : (613) 539-8721


During MICCAI-2008, please call Dr. Fichtinger’s cell phone at +1 (613) 539-8721.