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PhD - Minimally invasive Photoacoustic/Ultrasound imaging

For a project between the Netherlands and India, dealing with the development of minimally-invasive technologies for Affordable Health, we are looking for an …

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Drienerlolaan, Enschede, Overijssel
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
€ 2222 - € 2840 per maand


For a project between the Netherlands and India, dealing with the development of minimally-invasive technologies for Affordable Health, we are looking for an excellent candidate for a PhD position. The research involves designing, developing and testing advanced instrumentation for Photoacoustic/Ultrasound imaging via percutaneous needles. The position offers the opportunity for translational research in close collaboration with clinical partners in the Netherlands and in India. The research involves performing modelling of light and ultrasound propagation through soft-tissue; setting up experiments with strong technical-physics content involving light and ultrasound; developing instrumentation for imaging; performing validation experiments on phantoms, and ultimately on patient material.

You will be part of the Biomedical Photonic Imaging group of the University of Twente, which is running the project. You are expected to perform research of high quality, and contribute to making the project a success. You are expected to report on your research in international scientific journals, which will form the basis of your PhD thesis.


We are looking for highly capable experimentalist with a Master degree in Biomedical Engineering, or Applied Physics. Experience with biomedical optics and imaging methods especially ultrasound or photoacoustics is highly desirable. Our candidate is highly motivated, highly adventurous and creative, and be willing to push boundaries. Our candidate has an excellent command of the English language, with excellent professional communication and team working skills. We expect the candidate to keep good contact with collaborators at TU Delft, University Medical Center Groningen, and the Indian Institute of Science. The PhD student will make trips to India and work there for a few weeks every year of the last two years.

The candidate is expected to be available to start latest on 1 August 2018.

Information and application
For further information you can contact Prof. Dr. Srirang Manohar (s.manohar@utwente.nl). Candidates are invited to upload their application at the UT web address, including a short motivation letter, references (at least 3), and CV (including obtained degrees and publications, if any) to the application button below.


The University of Twente offers a stimulating work environment in an area of applied, forefront research. You will have an employment contract for the duration of 4 years and can participate in all employee benefits the UT offers. The gross monthly salary starts with € 2222,- in the first year and increases to € 2840,- in the fourth year of your employment. Additionally, the University of Twente provides excellent facilities for professional and personal development, a holiday allowance (amount to 8%) and an end of year bonus of 8.3%. A high-quality training programme is part of the agreement. The research has to result in a PhD thesis at the end of the employment period.


The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.

Within the TNW Faculty (Faculty of Science & Technology) of the University of Twente some 700 staff members and 2000 students are involved in training and research on the interface of chemical technology, applied physics and biomedical technology. Fields of application include sustainable energy, process technology and materials science, nanotechnology and technical medicine. Research, which enjoys a high profile both at home and internationally, has been accommodated in the multidisciplinary research institutes MESA+ and MIRA. The faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders.