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Senior Computer Vision Engineer

Are you an expert in applying computer vision techniques? Do you like to work in an international organization? Are you talented, result-oriented, accurate, flexible and hands-on? Please read on! 

Orsi Academy is a unique centre for surgical innovation and expertise in minimal invasive (robotic) surgery, specialized in the development, operation and commercialization of practical trainings, congresses, publications and courses for a target group of beginner and/or advanced surgeons, healthcare professionals, the medical devices industry, academics and/or other interested parties. Orsi Academy is based in Melle (near Ghent), Belgium.

Job objectives

Surgical robotic procedures are becoming the standard of care for many surgical procedures. Surgeons need to be trained in an objective manner as to facilitate this massive switch towards robotic surgery.

As Europe’s largest training centre for robotic surgery, Orsi is at the forefront of developing curricula to develop these very sought after surgical skills.

We use computer vision techniques to derive meaningful metrics from surgical videos, both in real operating theatres as well as at our centre in Melle. We are currently looking for a senior profile to help us in expanding these efforts and assist surgeons for the better. We develop smart algorithms which analyse surgical videos as well as CT/MRI data to better guide surgery. As a training centre, we also possess some of the largest datasets available.

Result areas/tasks

The Computer Vision Engineer is responsible for:

  • Applying fundamental computer and machine learning techniques to surgical videos together with our surgical AI lead

  • Following up on scientific literature, willing to stay ahead of the field and actively contribute to the field

  • Pushing the technical part of our automated detection systems to the next level by application of new techniques

  • On-edge deployment of the developed frameworks for surgical vision

Relevant education, knowledge and experience

For this interesting and challenging position we are in search of a candidate with:

  • Phd in Computer Sciences/Informatics with a strong focus on computer vision techniques with a profound expertise in video processing and deep learning
  • Teamplayer, able to work in a fast paced environment with start-up mentality
  • Good communication skills, both written & verbal, technical and non-technical
  • Willingness to contribute or present our work at international technical conferences
  • Passion for healthcare and more specifically Surgical Data Science
  • Excellent spoken, written and read English, French is a plus
  • Willingness to develop specific technical skills and knowledge when required
  • Lifelong learning mentality: staying informed of state-of-the-art technical developments and trends in areas of technical expertise
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Proven critical thinking and ability to solve routine technical problems in a systematic way through design, testing and analysis
  • Creative and innovative mindset
  • Nice to haves include:
    • Experience developing in cloud-based applications (AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Azure)
    • Knowledge of automated segmentation algorithms in CT/MRI

The ideal candidate is proactive, eager to learn, and looking for a technical deep dive into surgical vision. He/she has a hands-on mentality and a practical background in computer-vision techniques and follows the latest trends in the field. The candidate wants to cooperate in scientific work and publications. Orsi Academy expects a flexible and proactive work attitude of all her employees.

Apply or more information about the job?

Feel free to contact our Surgical AI Lead for more information.

@ Dr. Pieter De Backer
T   +32 9 334 69 26

Please include a motivation letter and CV to apply.
An assessment can be part of the selection procedure.


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Terms of employment

Within Orsi Academy, ample opportunities exist for personal and professional growth. Attractive salary package depending on years of experience, including hospitalization insurance and a very interesting position in an informal and international working environment. You will be able to engage in scientific projects or, if of interest, obtain a PhD curriculum as part of your job through our strong connection with our partnering universities.