PhD on advancing optical and Terahertz technologies for health monitoring

PhD on advancing optical and Terahertz technologies for health monitoring

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12 Oct 30 Nov Eindhoven

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Job description

  • Are you eager to work on technologies to improve personalized health care? 
  • Are you passionate about introducing optical and terahertz technologies for health monitoring? 
  • Are you curious about how to engage participants (cancer and obesity) with innovative, non-obtrusive monitoring and tailored intervention technology?

You are invited to join our team on as part of the recently started RECENTRE 4TU program. In RECENTRE, we work with patients and citizens to empower people to play a leading role in their lifestyle and health within their own environment. By holistic monitoring of vulnerable populations in their home and tailored recommendations, we relocate care from primary/secondary care and prevent disease development or worsening, resulting in timely intervention, higher quality of life and lower healthcare costs.

Job Description

Your PhD research will contribute to improve personalized health care by leveraging on existing state-of-the-art sensing techniques, in combination with introducing emerging deep-tech sensing approaches, resulting in improvements in scale, cost, and performance. Your research will comprise several stages, starting by, in collaboration with RECENTRE partners, map how current health monitoring techniques support developing dynamic risk profiles based on multivariate data for the added risk of lifestyle on health outcomes over time. Secondly, based on the previous findings and by exploring emerging sensing techniques such as optical and terahertz imaging and sensing technologies, conceive, and create integrated smart sensor systems for monitoring high-risk populations in daily life. Finally, your research will feed-back efforts in the RECENTRE consortium to create demonstrations and virtual reality environments, with different types of sensing techniques, designed for high patient engagement.

What's in it for you?
  • You will be able to join a large national consortium, thereby expanding your network.
  • Excellent opportunities for personal development with amongst others personal coaching and training opportunities.
  • Your findings will directly contribute to enhancing (future) patient care.


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)


  • A master's degree (or an equivalent degree) in electrical engineering, applied physics, biomedical engineering, or related areas.
  • A multi-disciplinary research-oriented attitude
  • Interest in the cross mixing of engineering and behavioral science to contribute solving the challenge for efficient, scalable, individualised health care monitoring.
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team and interested in collaborating with industrial partners.
  • Affinity to work with amongst others mathematicians, health care researchers, clinicians, patient advocates and behavioral psychologists.
  • Motivated to develop your teaching skills and coach students.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English (C1 level).

Conditions of employment

A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer you:
  • Full-time employment for four years, with an intermediate evaluation (go/no-go) after nine months. You will spend 10% of your employment on teaching tasks.
  • Salary and benefits (such as a pension scheme, paid pregnancy and maternity leave, partially paid parental leave) in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, scale P (min. €2,770 max. €3,539).
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
  • High-quality training programs and other support to grow into a self-aware, autonomous scientific researcher. At TU/e we challenge you to take charge of your own learning process.
  • An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children's day care and sports facilities.
  • An allowance for commuting, working from home and internet costs.
  • A Staff Immigration Team and a tax compensation scheme (the 30% facility) for international candidates.


  • PhD
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • V36.7008


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

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