ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversitat de Barcelona
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE01/09/2021 00:00 - Europe/Athens
LOCATIONSpain › Barcelona
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK37,5
OFFER STARTING DATE01/10/2021
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / ERC
Are you fascinated by optics and ultrasound? Do you want to develop new technologies for high-speed light focusing using acoustic fields? Are you holding a master degree in Physics, Chemistry, or Engineering? A PhD position within the framework of an ERC-CoG is available!
The position is offered at the Dynamic Optical Systems Lab at Universitat de Barcelona (www.ub.edu/dlight).
Subcellular light focusing is the primary enabler of several characterization, diagnosis, and treatment tools in biomedicine and life sciences, including microscopy and spectroscopy techniques or phototherapies. However, limited by the scattering of light, current approaches are only optimized to operate at depths below a fraction of a millimeter inside biological tissue. The project aims to develop an original non-invasive strategy to focus light inside tissue at a millimeter depth (or above) and in real-time while maintaining subcellular (micrometric) spatial confinement. Specifically, by exploiting the deep penetration of ultrasound and its ability to modify the optical properties of a sample locally, we will generate in-situ virtual endoscopes that will act as embedded optical lenses or waveguides inside living tissue, thus redirecting light toward a deeper focus.
The PhD candidate's main task will be experimental – development of ultrasound generation methods, coupling of light into ultrasonic endoscopes – with some modeling. She/he will actively participate in group activities (journal clubs and group meetings, mentoring undergraduate students) and receive extensive mentorship in manuscript preparation and grant writing.
FBG project number
Ultrasonic endoscopes for DEEP light focusing
Department of Applied Physics
Motivation letter, Curriculum vitae
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PhD position - DEEP
The selection process consists of an initial evaluation of the candidates' CV and specific merits. The candidates deemed suitable for the position are then invited to an online interview
Flexibility in starting date.
Priority will be given to people with disabilities (Law 89/2015 of June 2, reserve of quota 2% in favour of people with disabilities in companies of 50 or more people).
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REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELEngineering: Master Degree or equivalent
We are looking for a highly motivated and academically curious team player with:
- responsibility for the progress and quality of projects;
- independent working skills;
strong communication skills in both spoken and written English to work on an interdisciplinary project;
The ideal candidate should possess (but it is not required):
- A background in acoustics or optical microscopy
- Experience in designing optical or ultrasonic systems - from hardware to software implementation, including FPGA controlling
- Programming skills in Python, Matlab, or LabView
EURAXESS offer ID: 670200
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