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.

Research associate, MEng, or MASc in robotic assistance for ultrasound imaging

The objective of this project is to create a user friendly computer-aided method that can assist with lung ultrasound (LUS) diagnosis and monitoring of covid-19. This project will develop a computer-aided method to guide healthcare professionals during LUS examinations and autonomously identify manifestations of covid-19 in ultrasound images using robotic assistance. This will greatly assist medical professionals fighting covid-19 on the front lines where resources are limited, such as in long-term care homes. Start date: As soon as possible.

PhD in acoustoelectric tomography

A PhD position is available in the Lab in the area of imaging methods for robotic surgery, specifically, we want to explore the use of a new imaging method called acoustoeletric tomography to enhance robot navigation during surgery. Successful candidates must be highly motivated to pursue independent and interdisciplinary research. A background in biomedical engineering, signal processing, and/or inverse problems is required. Start date: As soon as possible.

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. Start date: As soon as possible.

PhD or MASc 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: As soon as possible.

PhD or MASc 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 2021 or later.

PhD or MASc 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 2021 or later.


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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