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Advances in ultrasound now enable fast, volumetric and high-resolution imaging of living organs in intact and opaque organisms. However, ultrasound plays a relatively small role in the field of molecular imaging. To go further, one needs to interface ultrasound waves with biological processes occurring within cells. This project aims at using genetically encoded acoustic biomolecules to label specific cells in combination with 4D ultrasound imaging to reveal cellular activity at the organ scale.
The candidate will work in a team of experimentalists who share the common goal of advancing the state of the art in ultrasound imaging. She/he will contribute to the development of a new ultrasound imaging method to visualize cell activity in tissues. This interdisciplinary research will combine expertise in high frame rate imaging, nonlinear pulse sequences, 3D imaging probes and genetically encoded contrast agents. Research is supported by a Dynamic Imaging grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
The candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics or adjacent disciplines and must have a strong background in ultrasound, ultrasound image reconstruction or ultrasound imaging simulation. Excellent analytical and experimental skills are essential. Good programming capabilities are expected. Experience in the field of ultrasound contrast agents is beneficial but not required.
Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.
For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.
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