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Postdoc Job on multimodal optical imaging of plants – TUDelft, Netherlands 2022

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands

Postdoc Job on multimodal optical imaging of plants is available at the Faculty of Applied Sciences, department of Imaging Physics – TU Delft (Delft University of Technology), Netherlands 2022




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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: -
Salary: € 2,836.00 - € 4,474.00/month

Faculty of Applied Sciences
Department of Imaging Physics
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
Delft , The Netherlands

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Qualification Details

We are looking for enthusiastic candidates with a 'drive' for applied research. He or she has a demonstrable interest in optical imaging, optical instrument design/construction, and signal/image processing. The candidate should have an PhD degree in Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, or the equivalent.

Affinity with agriculture and/or biology would be a plus. The post-doc position is firmly imbedded in a physics environment, but it is expected from the candidate to interact with a team of plant biologists and plant breeders. Good communication skills in Dutch are required; knowledge of English is an advantage.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The post-doc develops advanced optical multiscale imaging tools for the rapid and automated assessment of plant physiology. The research focuses on the use of fluorescence imaging in combination with structural 3D information from stereography or laser ranging. Information of the plants' state is determined from the generated images using image analysis techniques that are used to automatically determine parameters like surface area, volume, and amount of fluorescence.

The final goal is to identify and quantify plant infection in the entire plant. He/she develops the imaging instrument and characterizes the fundamental imaging performance on test samples, tissue phantoms, and living plant material. This project is a collaboration of TU Delft with Utrecht University (Dept. of Biology) and a plant breeding company. In close collaboration with the breeding company the instrument and analysis techniques are tested in the early plant growth stages to automatically assess the condition of the plant and determine its use for further cross breeding.


How to Apply?

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Reference Number: TUD01722
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Documents Required

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 1 March 2022 via the application button and upload the following information in English (pdf format only):

  1. Letter of motivation (generic letters will be disregarded),
  2. Detailed CV with publication list
  3. Your grades
  4. A summary of your PhD thesis and list of publications (if any)

If you are considered for this job you will be asked for the names and contact information of two professional references.

Please note that;

  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • Applying for an exemption for specific research and educational areas is an obligatory part of the selection procedure for this vacancy. This exemption must be obtained from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) before an employment contract is agreed upon. Click here for more information.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

About the Department

Faculty Applied Sciences

With more than 1,000 employees, including 135 pioneering principal investigators, as well as a population of about 3,400 passionate students, the Faculty of Applied Sciences is an inspiring scientific ecosystem. Focusing on key enabling technologies, such as quantum- and nanotechnology, photonics, biotechnology, synthetic biology and materials for energy storage and conversion, our faculty aims to provide solutions to important problems of the 21st century. To that end, we train students in broad Bachelor's and specialist Master's programmes with a strong research component. Our scientists conduct ground-breaking fundamental and applied research in the fields of Life and Health Science & Technology, Nanoscience, Chemical Engineering, Radiation Science & Technology, and Engineering Physics. We are also training the next generation of high school teachers and science communicators.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

Research in the department of Imaging Physics is aimed at developing novel instrumentation and methodology in imaging science and sensing technology. Our research products extend existing boundaries in terms of spatial resolution, temporal resolution and information/data throughput. We are pioneers in developing advanced concepts of computational imaging, a marriage between cleverly designed imaging systems and sophisticated post-processing. In everything we do, there is a core of cutting edge physics and engineering of high-tech instruments, of the use of the most advanced computing techniques, and of a very close link to real-life applications. Our work has clear societal impact in the areas of life sciences, healthcare, and industry.

About the Employer: Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Note or Other details

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

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Contact details

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Jeroen Kalkman; either by phone: +31 (0)15 27 83727 or e-mail.

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