PhD student position - spectral imaging for oncology applications

Last application date
Oct 01, 2017 00:00
Department
GE10 - Department of Surgery
Contract
Limited duration
Degree
MSc in(applied) physics or engineering
Occupancy rate
100%
Vacancy Type
Research staff

Job description

The Laboratory of Experimental Surgery at Ghent University has an opportunity for a PhD student in the field of spectral imaging in (surgical) oncology applications. The project involves the development and implementation of hyperspectral imaging to quantify tumor tissue oxygenation and related parameters. The technology will be applied to intravital microscopy using dorsal skinfold chambers to study the interactions of tumor tissue oxygenation with radiotherapy and anti-angiogenic therapy. Also, the candidate will develop hyperspectral imaging combined with laparoscopy in large animal models and clinical studies involving laparoscopic surgery, in collaboration with the clinical staff of Ghent University Hospital. This is a multidisciplinary project which involves several other departments at Ghent University (Photonics, Bio-Engineering, and INFINITY lab).

Profile of the candidate

This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with a physics background interested in the study of cancer and biomedicine. Proficiency in written English is required, as well as excellent analytical and programming skills. For reasons of grant funding, only holders of a EU MSc diploma can apply. The position is open immediately.

How to apply

For more information and to submit your application please contact: Prof Wim P Ceelen, Department of Surgery, Ghent University,