14/12/2017
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Ph.D. Position within Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network – European Industrial Doctorate “xCLASS” – Next generation Compact Lightsource And Spectrometer Systems

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringElectronic engineering
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    02/01/2018 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Netherlands › Eindhoven
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    37,8
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/03/2018
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    xCLASS ESR03
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    765640

Job Summary:

Candidates with a background in photonics and/or signal processing are invited to apply to work at the Brussels Photonics Team B-PHOT, under supervision of Professor Heidi Ottevaere, at Vrije Universiteit Brussel – VUB and Dr. Willem Hoving, from Anteryon BV (Eindhoven, The Netherlands).

Highly competitive and attractive salary are offered, plus mobility and family allowances as applicable. The successful candidate will be part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN), xCLASS, funded by the European Union under Grant Agreement 765635.

4 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) will be hosted across this network and will perform research at the Brussels Photonics Team (B-PHOT) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), a renowned research group in the field of photonics and spectroscopy, or the Electronics and Informatics Department (ETRO) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, experts in sensor read-out and data processing, and at Anteryon (ANT), an innovative industrial producer of medium- and high-volume optical components located in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Job Description:

The objective of the PhD is to contribute to the development of a disruptive extremely compact, yet high-performance optical spectrometer system for the visible and infrared wavelength range, consisting of a novel micro-spectrometer platform and a miniaturized tuneable light source, optimized for high-volume production and broadly applicable in various application domains such as health care, quality control and food safety monitoring. A combination of optical system and advanced image reconstruction methods will be deployed for reaching this objective.

ESR 3: Research will be particularly focused on the integration of the optical, electronical and mechanical components of the miniaturized spectrometer and its interfacing with a tunable light source. Furthermore, data processing algorithms will be investigated. The student will be located at Anteryon and have two secondments to the Vrije Universiteit Brussels-ETRO.

The candidate must have a Master degree in Physics/Electrical Engineering and Electronics. The candidate should have good knowledge and interest in both experimental and theoretical modelling work. Interest in the broader field of light sources and measurement technologies/optical spectroscopy is required. Knowledge in the field of optics, electronics & signal processing and a track record in scientific publications are great assets. Good communication skills in English (both written and conversational) are indispensable.

Candidates will be required to meet the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher eligibility criteria: (http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/). In particular, at the time of appointment candidates must have had less than four years full-time equivalent research experience and must not have already obtained a PhD. Additionally, they must not have resided in the Netherlands for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the appointment. This excludes short stays such as holidays or compulsory national service.

Enquiries and applications may be addressed to Mrs. Majorie Jammaers (Majorie.Jammaers@vub.be).

The application must be accompanied with the following documents in PDF format: statement of professional interest, CV, Transcripts of records from university/university college, example of technical writing, e.g., thesis, essay, course report or scientific paper.

Benefits

You will receive a contract of employment as a full-time researcher for the relevant period of your appointment, which will include applicable benefits in the host country which can be either Belgium or the Netherlands depending on the research task within the overall project. The grant and salary, including social security coverage, complies with the Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD fellowship scheme for early career researchers as described on the following webpage:

ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/about-msca/actions/itn/index_en.htm

This PhD position is part of an Innovative Training Network (ITN) and the ESR to be employed will also benefit from a personal career development plan with targeted training measures and participation in a range of network activities organized by the consortium partners.

You will be registered for the doctoral training program of the Doctoral School of Natural Sciences and (Bioscience) Engineering at VUB (https://my.vub.ac.be/phd/nse), you will have 35 vacation days, a public transport pass (home-to-work) and access to the university’s sporting facilities.

Researchers moving to Belgium can take full advantage of the country’s high standard of living, international orientation and quality of life: housing, healthcare, cultural life, education and infrastructure are all excellent in the Capital of Europe.

 

Selection process

The application must be accompanied with the following documents in PDF format: statement of professional interest, CV, Transcripts of records from university/university college, example of technical writing, e.g., thesis, essay, course report or scientific paper.

Deadline for applications: 1st January 2018

Anticipated start date: no later than 1st March 2018.

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

The candidate should have excellent communication skills in English (both in speaking and writing),should be able to work both in a team and independently, should demonstrate initiative and should demonstrate initiative and should.

Specific Requirements

Candidates will be required to meet the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher eligibility criteria: (http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/). In particular, at the time of appointment candidates must have had less than four years full-time equivalent research experience and must not have already obtained a PhD. Additionally, they must not have resided in Belgium for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the appointment. This excludes short stays such as holidays or compulsory national service.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Anteryon BV
Netherlands
Eindhoven
5651 CA
Zwaanstraat 2A

EURAXESS offer ID: 266225