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Postdoc Position – Integrated Photonics Based Sensors for Bragg Peak Localization Using Ultrasound

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands

The Delft University of Technology invites applications for a Postdoctoral position task that comprises the modeling, design and experimental demonstration of the integrated photonics-based ultrasound sensor, at the Faculty Applied Sciences, The Netherlands – Feb 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: 2.836 EURO/Month

Faculty 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 a highly capable researcher with a PhD degree in Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or similar. Expertise in design and manufacturing of integrated photonics, MEMs, optics, or acoustics is essential and affinity with medical devices is desirable. The candidate should be capable of combining simulation and experimental work and enjoy multidisciplinary projects. Our candidate is highly motivated, adventurous and creative, has an good command of the English language and excellent communication and team working skills. We expect the candidate to keep good contact with TNO and other collaborating parties. The research will be performed at the Ultrasound group (TU Delft) and at the optics department of TNO.

Responsibilities/Job Description

In 2016 30% of all deaths nation-wide were caused by cancer. This is often treated using x-ray therapy. Unfortunately, its wide deposition range causes unavoidable collateral damage to healthy surrounding tissue. A new treatment uses protons, which are deposited in a well-defined position. Unfortunately, patient movement and erroneous assumptions on tissue properties may lead to partial tumour treatment and healthy tissue irradiation. Our solution detects the proton deposition location in real-time using the interaction of protons and ultrasound contrast agents combined with ultra-sensitive opto-acoustic sensors. Your task comprises the modelling, design and experimental demonstration of the integrated photonics based ultrasound sensor. The project is a close cooperation between TNO and TU Delft in the fields of optics and acoustics and the Holland Proton Therapy Center, providing a unique basis for this groundbreaking work.

How to Apply?

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Reference Number: TUD01800
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Documents Required

Please apply before 15 February 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. Three names of potential references

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 Faculty

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.

About the Department

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)

Conditions of Employment

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.

This postdoc position is for the term of 2,5 years.

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Contact details

For more information about this position, please contact M.D. Verweij by  e-mail.

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