30/07/2021
European Research Council

PhD student in optics and acoustics

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universitat de Barcelona
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Engineering
    Physics
    Technology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    01/09/2021 00:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Barcelona
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    37,5
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/10/2021
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / ERC

OFFER DESCRIPTION

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.

 

Acronym

DEEP

FBG project number

402228

Project title

Ultrasonic endoscopes for DEEP light focusing

IP

Martí Duocastella

Department

Department of Applied Physics

 

Required documents

Motivation letter, Curriculum vitae

Send your application to:

email

Marti.duocastella@ub.edu

Name

email subject

PhD position - DEEP

More Information

Selection process

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

Additional comments

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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Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications

We are looking for a highly motivated and academically curious team player with:

  1. responsibility for the progress and quality of projects;
  2. independent working skills;

strong communication skills in both spoken and written English to work on an interdisciplinary project;

Specific Requirements

The ideal candidate should possess (but it is not required):

  1. A background in acoustics or optical microscopy
  2. Experience in designing optical or ultrasonic systems - from hardware to software implementation, including FPGA controlling
  3. Programming skills in Python, Matlab, or LabView

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Universitat de Barcelona
Spain
Barcelona
Barcelona
08028
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585.

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EURAXESS offer ID: 670200

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