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Job posted by IMECo (25/03/2016 16.54)

'HR Excellence in Research' logo awarded to institutions actively implementing the European Charter and Code for Researchers Postdoctoral Researcher Ultrasound Stimulation

Imec performs world-leading research in nano-electronics. Imec leverages its scientific knowledge with the innovative power of its global partnerships in ICT, healthcare and energy. Imec delivers industry-relevant technology solutions. In a unique high-tech environment, its international top talent is committed to providing the building blocks for a better life in a sustainable society. Imec is headquartered in Leuven (Belgium) and has offices in the Netherlands, US, Taiwan, China, India and Japan. Its staff of more than 2350 people includes over 700 industrial residents, guest researchers and scholarships.


We are currently looking for a postdoctoral researcher with significant experience in ultrasound transducers, beam forming and projection for stimulation to join our microsystem design and modeling team.
The job will consist in helping the team to develop functionalities of ultrasound projectors for bio-applications. Beyond typical imaging applications, we are interested in applications of pure projection for neuron stimulation, wound healing or non-invasive surgery for example. These techniques will be assessed in the technological context of imec where ultrasound probes are under development. Key for this work will be to strike a good balance between theoretical work, simulation and practical lab work.

You have a PhD degree in Physics or Electrical Engineering with a strong background in wave phenomena and acoustics in bio-applications. Experience with ultrasound imaging and acoustofluidics is a definitive plus. You are proficient in most of the following areas: beam forming, transducer modeling, signal processing, time-reversal technique, acoustic-material interaction.
You are familiar with the publications in IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control (ideally you have one or several accepted publications as first author in TUFF).
You are a self-starter and a hands-on person.
You have excellent communication and reporting skills in English.
You can easily integrate in a multidisciplinary team within a global context.

This postdoctoral position is funded by imec through KU Leuven. Because of the specific financing statute which targets international mobility for postdocs, only candidates who did not stay or work/study in Belgium for more than 24 months in the past 3 years can be considered for the position (short stays such as holiday, participation in conferences, etc. are not taken into account).

Nr of positions available : 1

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Engineering - Electrical engineering

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Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)

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Recognised Researcher (R2)


We offer a challenging position for two years in an advanced high-tech environment and in an international, interdisciplinary team. This is your opportunity to contribute to technologies that will have an impact on the society of tomorrow. The salary is competitive.
Furthermore, imec offers various training possibilities and social services, such as a company restaurant, the possibility of day care nearby and discounts in different sport clubs and shops.

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Kapeldreef 75
3001 - Leuven