Positions & Openings

How to apply | Comment postuler

Prospective students are invited to contact Dr. Rossa for any inquiries. Please provide in your application a single pdf file including the following documents (in English or French):

(1) A CV including a brief research statement;
(2) Transcripts of previous university degrees;
(3) Representative publications in electronic format (if any);
(4) The contact information of three individuals who can serve as references.

Current Openings | Offres de sujets de thèse

Prospective candidates are welcome to contact Dr. Rossa to discuss unliested projects at anytime.

Spring/fall 2024

MASc in surgical simulation
In collaboration with the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, a MASc position is available in the lab in the area of surgical simulation for pediatric laparoscopy, surgical gesture recognition, and surgical skill evaluation. Successful candidates must be highly motivated to pursue independent and interdisciplinary research. A strong analytical background is required. Start date: Spring or fall 2024.

PhD or MASc in instrumentation/acousto-electronics
A PhD position is available in the lab in the area of instrumentation, signal processing, and inverse problems to study interactions of ultrasonic waves in biological tissue with electro-magnetic fields. Successful candidates must be highly motivated to pursue independent and interdisciplinary research. A strong analytical background is required. Past experience in multiphysics simulation modelling and ultrasound imaging are strong assets. Start date: Summer or fall 2024.

MASc position in robotics and haptic interface design
In collaboration with Haply Robotics, we are recuiting a MASc student to work in the area of haptics and haptic interface design and control. More information here.

MASc in medical device instrumentation
A MSc position is available in the bioMechatronics Lab in the area medical device intrumentation. A background in computer science, mechatronic, or electrical engineering is required. Candidates with past experience with system instrumentation and signal processing are specially encouraged to apply.

PhD or MASc in kidney ultrasound imaging
A PhD or MASc position is available in the area of ultrasound imaging of the kidney for percutaneous nephrolithotomy training. The objective is to construct a 3D image and a model of the kidney based on 2D ultrasound images for medical training. The model will be integrated into a virtual reality simulator. A background in biomedical engineering or computer science is preferred. Hands-on experience with image processing, programming, and/or Unreal Engine is an asset.

Unlisted positions
Other graduate and undergraduate positions may be available. Email rossa@sce.carleton if you are interested in joining the lab.

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Postdoc/Research associate in ultrasound imaging and simulation (filled)
The objective of this project is to develop methods to create volumetric images of an organ based only on 2D images. Specifically, we are interested in creating volumetric images of the kidney to be used in a surgical simulator for surgery training. The model will be extended to simulate the presence of a surgical tool and tissue deformation during percutaneous nephrolithotomy. A background in image processing is required. The start date is as soon as possibe. More details here.

Other positions

MEng projects
Master of Engineering students from Carleton or Universty of Ottawa interested in conducting their research project in the Lab are inviteed to Contact Dr. Rossa to discuss potential projects. Starting date: all year round.

Part time undergraduate student research fellowships
The BioMechaTronics Lab has a limited number of fellowships available to 3rd and 4th-year Carleton students interested in conducting part-time research during any academic term. Starting date: all year round.

Students holding graduate scholarships are encouraged to apply for unlisted positions at anytime
Specific details on other research projects are available upon request. See section below for more details about research scholarships.
Externally-funded opportunities | Bourses d'études externes

We specially welcome students holding graduate scholarships. Students holding scholarships are welcome to apply for unlisted positions at any time. Several scholarship programs are available to the prospective students who wish to join the lab. Here you can find information on some options available for Canadian and International students.

Graduate students (Canadian citizens and PRs)

External funding opportunities provided by the provincial or federal governments outside of the school include:

- Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee MSc Scholarships
- NSERC Doctoral Scholarships
- Ontario Graduate Scholarship
- Canada Graduate Scholarship Masters program
- Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship - Click here for details
- Alexander Graham Bell and NSERC Graduate Scholarships

Foreign graduate students

There are a limited number of awards offered to international students from within Canada including the following:

- Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship - Click here for details
- Global Affairs Canada International Scholarship - See details

International applicants are also encouraged to apply for scholarships from their country of origin. These are some examples:

- Brazil - Bolsa de doutorado pleno, pós-doutorado, ou doutorado sandwich pelo CNPq - Mais informações
- China - China Scholarship Council - Click here for details
- France - Enhanced Eurotalents (pour les chercheurs CEA et INSTN uniquement) - Plus d'info
      - Bourses de recherche Mitacs Globalink (doctorants INRIA uniquement) - Plus d'info
- Mexico - CONACYT subsidies MSc and PhD scholarships for Mexican students - See details
- Chile - Canada-Chile Leadership Exchange Scholarship - See details
- Latin America and the Caribbean - Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) - See details
- CARICOM countries - Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarships Program - See details

Foreign undergraduate students

The Mitacs Globalink Research Awards program provides funding to support student research abroad. Top-ranked undegraduate students from Australia, Brazil, China, France, India, Germany, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Ukraine are eligible to apply. For more information, click here.

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