Openings | Offres de sujets de thèse



Internally funded positions for graduate and undergraduate students will be posted here when available.

- PhD position in autonomous robotic surgery. A PhD position is available in the bioMechatronics Lab in the area of autonomous robotic surgery. Successful candidates must be highly motivated to pursue independent and interdisciplinary research. A background in mechatronic engineering or related disciplines is required. Hands-on experience with control systems and robot programming is a definite asset. Start date: Fall 2019 or earlier.

- PhD or MSc position in medical device instrumentation. A PhD or MSc position is available in the bioMechatronics Lab in the area medical device intrumentation for autonomous robotic biopsy. A background in mechatronic or electrical engineering is required. Candidates with past experience with system instrumentation, sensor fusion, and integration are strongly encouraged to apply. Start date: Fall 2019.

- PhD or MSc position in image-guided robotic surgery. A PhD or MSc position is available in the bioMechatronics Lab in the area of biomedical imaging for robotic surgery. A strong background in mechatronic engineering and applied physics is required. Hands-on experience with sensor design, biomedical imaging, signal processing, or analog electronics is a definite asset. Start date: Fall 2019.

- Co-op research internship on haptics and sensor fusion. A co-op position is available in the bioMechatronics Lab in the area of sensor integration for simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM). In partnership with the City of Oshawa and Oshawa Fire Service, we are developing a wearable tactile sensory augmentation system to guide a firefighter in an unknown environment. A background in mechatronic or software engineering or related disciplines is required. A minimum GAP of 3.4 is required. Familiarity with Robot Operating System (ROS) would be a definite asset. Start date: immediately.

- Students holding graduate scholarships are encourage 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.

- Filled positions

Externally-funded opportunities



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 UOIT include:
- Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee MSc Scholarships.
- NSERC Doctoral Scholarships.
- Ontario Graduate Scholarship.
- Canada Graduate Scholarship Masters program .
- Ontario Trillium Scholarship. Click here for details.
- 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:
- Ontario Trillium Scholarship. Click here for details.
- Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Click here for details.
- Global Affairs Canada International Scholarship - See details.

International applicants are also encourage 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


UOIT undergraduate students
The BioMechaTronics Lab accepts a limited number of co-op students, interns and volunteers, who are interested in doing reserach in applied robotics and mechatronics. UOIT students can also apply for Undergraduate Research Awards. Additional top-up funds may be provided for top-ranked undergraduates.

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.

How to apply



Prospective students are invited to contact Dr. Rossa for any inquire. 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.

You will be contacted if there is sufficient interest in your application.