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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Ultrasound Image Acquisition & Reconstruction

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Ultrasound Image Acquisition & Reconstruction

Radiation-free imaging of living tissues, beating the limits of ultrasound physics, using advanced ultrafast acquisition and image reconstruction techniques.
Aanstellingsfunctie(s)
Universitaire docent
Faculteit(en)
Faculteit Biomedische Technologie
FTE
1,0
Sluitdatum
24/12/2020
Aanvraagnummer
V50.4513

Functieomschrijving

The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is expanding its expertise in the field of Medical Ultrasound Imaging, specifically in novel ultrasound image acquisition & reconstruction techniques.

We are looking for an expert, junior scientist who wants to take on this challenge in close collaboration with other departmental groups, national medical centers, as well as industrial partners. We offer a full-time tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor within the PULS/e lab (Photoacoustics & Ultrasound Lab Eindhoven). The PULS/e lab has created an environment for innovation, excellence and early clinical translation of novel ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging techniques.

Innovations in acquisition techniques is currently one of the most active and industry-supported fields in medical acoustics and is essential for the viability of the other research activities in the lab. Especially translation to clinic and industry, essential for success, not only builds upon functional imaging and modelling but also strongly depends on the introduction and translation of innovative acquisition technology.

This research line will encompass the development of novel image acquisition techniques using new or existing transducer technology. The catch phrase ‘beating the physical limits of ultrasound’ involves more than just high frame rates. The primary focus will lie on the development of novel acquisition geometries including novel tomographic ultrasound techniques and multi-probe US imaging technology (also for photoacoustics) that allow high-resolution, high-contrast imaging. you will also develop US sequencing and coding techniques to increase both spatial and temporal resolution, and image contrast.

The advanced imaging setups require image reconstruction techniques to exploit the full potential of the acquisition methods proposed. Image reconstruction techniques will be based on physical models of wave propagation and advanced signal processing techniques for the measurements of tissue motion and flow. Special attention will be paid to the area of speed-of-sound measurements and subsequent aberration correction (during beamforming) which will vastly improve image quality. Physical models of wave propagation will also be used for acoustic simulations that can be used for benchmarking and verification of new methods. Research in this topic should be medically oriented and sustainable by support from extramural funding.

The area of ultrasound image acquisition will be well embedded in the department. You will be closely collaborating with the research groups on ultrasound functional imaging and photoacoustics, image analysis, cardiovascular biomechanics, orthopaedic biomechanics and soft tissue biomechanics and engineering. Outside the department you will be working closely with the departments of Electrical Engineering (signal processing), Physics (new sensing technologies), and Industrial Design (wearables).

Functie-eisen

  • PhD in ultrasound imaging research, or a comparable domain (electrical engineering).
  • Ability to conduct high quality academic research, demonstrated for instance by a relevant PhD thesis and/or publication(s).
  • Ability to teach, shown by experience or assistance in teaching and positive evaluations of these teaching efforts.
  • Creative and dedicated to (multidisciplinary) collaboration.
  • Good communication and leadership skills.
  • Excellent proficiency (written and oral) in English.  

Arbeidsvoorwaarden

  • A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university with the autonomy to develop your own research line and participate in the curriculum of the department.
  • A Tenure Track of five years with the prospect of becoming Associate Professor. After a maximum of four years the tenure decision will be made. If you have a more senior profile, a tailor-made career proposal will be considered.
  • If you will be appointed as an Irène Curie Fellow, you are entitled to a substantial start-up package to kick-off your career.
  • You will have free access to high-quality training programs for academic leadership, the university teaching qualification program, research and valorization competences, and a dedicated mentoring program to help you get to know the university and the Dutch (research) environment.
  • Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary;
  • A broad package of fringe benefits, including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes.
  • Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as the Dual Career Opportunity program to support accompanying partners, an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.

Informatie en sollicitatie

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more?
Please contact dr.ir. Richard Lopata, Associate Professor, r.lopata[at]tue.nl or
+31 40 247 4878.

For information about terms of employment, please contact Sascha Sanchez-van Oort, HR Manager, s.j.m.g.sanchez.van.oort[at]tue.nl or +31 40 247 7310.

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Application

We invite you to submit a complete application by using the 'solliciteer nu'-button on this page. The application should include a:

  • Cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and the contact information of three references.
  • List of five self-selected ‘best publications’.
  • Description of your scientific interests and plans (1-2 pages).
  • Statement of your teaching goals and experience (1-2 pages).

We look forward to your application and will screen it as soon as we have received it. Screening will continue until the position has been filled. We are committed to the cause of gender equality and, in case of equal suitability, we give preference to female candidates.