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PhD-student or Postdoc project Combining Optics and Acoustics For Real Time Guidance during Cancer Surgery.

We invite you to apply if you are an applied physicist, electrical engineer of biomedical engineer with affinity for experimental research using optics and ultrasound with biomedical application. The Biomedical Photonic Imaging group of the ...

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Drienerlolaan, Enschede, Overijssel
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 2222 - € 4084 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
Postdoctoraal

Functieomschrijving

We invite you to apply if you are an applied physicist, electrical engineer of biomedical engineer with affinity for experimental research using optics and ultrasound with biomedical application. The Biomedical Photonic Imaging group of the University of Twente looks for a candidate for the positon of

PhD-student (4 years)

or

Postdoc (3 years)

working on the project Combining Optics and Acoustics For Real Time Guidance during Cancer Surgery.

The Challenge: The research is carried out in a project funded by the Dutch Science Foundation NWO and the Dutch Cancer foundation KWF. It is a collaboration between the Netherlands Cancer Institute (Amsterdam), the University of Twente and Philips Research.

The project is an effort to develop the next generation of tools for surgical oncology, with real time tissue characterization during surgery. Starting point will an existing method for optical spectroscopy. Your role will be to enhance this method using ultrasound, leading to more accuracy and an enlarged penetration depth.

You will be part of the Biomedical Photonic Imaging group of the University of Twente, which is running the European 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 thesis if you apply for the PhD position.

Functie-eisen

We are looking for a skilled experimentalist with a Master degree or PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering or Applied Physics. Experience with biomedical optics and imaging methods especially ultrasound, photoacoustics or acoustooptics is desirable. Our favored candidate is creative and likes to push boundaries. We expect the candidate to have excellent command of the English language as well as professional communication and team working skills.

For further information you can contact prof. Wiendelt Steenbergen (w.steenbergen@utwente.nl). Candidates should upload their application before 15 January 2018 using the application button below, including a short motivation letter, references (at least 2), and CV (including obtained degrees and publications, if any). Only online applications are taken.

Arbeidsvoorwaarden

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. For PhD students, the gross monthly salary starts with € 2.222,- in the first year and increases to € 2840,- in the fourth year of your employment.

For postdocs the gross monthly salary depends on experience and qualifications and ranges from € 3111.- to € 4.084.- 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%. For PhD students a high-quality training program is part of the agreement. The research has to result in a PhD thesis at the end of the employment period. The position is immediately available.

Bedrijfsomschrijving

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.