Are you seeking an exciting PhD position in a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research field? Do you possess a keen interest in optics, numerical techniques, and biomedicine? If so, we invite you to join our international research group at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Our focus lies in computational imaging with applications to biomedicine. Through the integration of advanced numerical methods with tailored optical imaging systems, we can achieve superior and more cost-effective imaging, along with innovative contrast mechanisms. One remarkable example of this is holographic optical coherence tomography (OCT), which harnesses computational adaptive optics and phase-sensitive contrast to visualize the function of individual photoreceptors, as well as the collective signals of neuronal layers within the living human eye.
As part of this project, we aim to enhance an experimental state-of-the-art holographic optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging system, enabling us to visualize individual neuronal cells within the retina. This work holds immense potential for unlocking new possibilities in ophthalmology and neurology. To be a part of this research, submit your application to Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam today. We offer you the opportunity to work in an inspiring academic environment and to contribute to the frontier of computational imaging in biomedicine.
We are looking for a motivated PhD candidate to play a key role in the advancement of our imaging system. This role will involve advancing our hardware and processing algorithms to take the system from technical samples to in vivo human data. The research will take place at the VU in Amsterdam. Your duties
- designing, setting up, and aligning (holographic) imaging systems, particularly for imaging living human eyes
- devising and implementing software and algorithms to facilitate data acquisition, reconstruction, and extraction of functional data
- acquiring and evaluating data to ensure accuracy and reliability
As part of this position, you will have the opportunity to showcase your findings at national and international conferences and contribute to publications in relevant journals. Moreover, you will enjoy the freedom to explore and pursue your own ideas and directions within the project's framework. The ultimate goal is for the successful candidate to produce a dissertation leading to a PhD degree by the end of the 4-year project.