Interdisciplinary PhD student on in-situ X-ray imaging

Last application date
Jul 31, 2018 23:59
WE05 - Department of Physics and astronomy
Limited duration
MSc in (Bioscience) Engineering, Sciences, Pharmaceutical sciences or equivalent
Occupancy rate
Vacancy Type
Research staff

Job description

We have a vacant position for an interdisciplinary PhD student to work in the context of the project "in-situ characterization of drug release and dissolution processes in sustained-release solid dosage forms". This project is a collaboration between the Radiation Physics research group, part of the Ghent University Centre for X-ray Tomography UGCT, and the Laboratory for Pharmaceutical Technology. The aim of the project is to monitor and analyse the drug release processes using dynamic high-resolution X-ray tomography (4D-µCT). Both hardware and software solutions need to be developed in order to achieve this goal.

Your main tasks will be:

  • The development of a fluid flow cell including a spectrophotometer for in-situ dissolution testing (i.e. inside the µCT scanner)
  • Identify possible means to enhance the contrast for the visualization of the processes
  • Use and adapt novel imaging and analysis techniques to visualize and quantify the dissolution processes

As an interdisciplinary PhD student, you will perform these tasks in close collaboration with team members from both research groups to tackle this very broad range of challenges.

Profile of the candidate

Applicants should have:

  • A master degree in (Bioscience) Engineering, Sciences, Pharmaceutical sciences or equivalent
  • A broad interest in the various aspects of experimental research, including hardware design and construction, software development and chemistry.
  • Well-developed social skills towards working in an interdisciplinary team and towards close collaborations with various colleagues.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communicative skills.
  • Good project planning skills and the ability to work independently on this project
  • Very good to excellent English language skills (verbally and written)

How to apply

Applications must contain the following documents in English: a personal motivation letter and a Curriculum Vitae.

The documents should be sent to and using as subject of your mail ‘IOP_PhD_your name’ before 31/07/2018, 23:59.