PhD Student

Last application date
Jan 31, 2021 00:00
Department
TW05 - Department of Information Technology
Contract
Limited duration
Degree
Academic MSc (or equivalent) in Materials Science and Engineering/Physics/Chemistry or Electrical/ Acoustical/ Biomedical Engineering
Occupancy rate
100%
Vacancy type
Research staff

Job description

PhD vacancy: Auditory Neuroengineering

You will be part of an interdisciplinary team that aims to develop novel materials and neural interfaces for the investigation of the auditory-neurological pathway. In NeW (Neural Waves) lab of Prof. Spyropoulos at WAVES (Dept. of Information Technology), we aim to dissolve the scientific boundaries between different fields and promote an interdisciplinary way of thinking to create biomedical devices and therapeutic systems that will benefit human health. We are particularly interested in innovating minimally invasive neural interfaces that can address fundamental questions regarding the neurobiology of brain, as well as conduct diagnostics and interventions to mitigate relative disorders. The NeW lab is part of the Ghent Auditory Science Platform (GASP) team, a collaboration between several research groups from the faculties of Medicine, Engineering, and Psychology at Ghent University conducting joint research in auditory science. Under this scheme, we are utilizing novel neural interfaces to investigate the auditory-neurological pathway and develop devices going beyond the current state-of-the-art hearing aids and cochlear implants. Further, we are exploring novel materials in micro- and nano-scale domains that will expand the boundaries of interaction with biological systems. Funding is available for 1 year with good perspectives for continued funding up to 4 years after positive intermediate evaluation.

Job profile

Applicants should hold an academic university degree (Masters or equivalent) in Materials Science and Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or other Engineering fields such as Electrical, Acoustical or Biomedical Engineering.

Excellent written and oral English skills are required.

Coding skills (Matlab), cleanroom experience, and experience with writing scientific papers are a plus.

How to apply

Applications should include a CV, motivation letter, copies of higher-education degrees, grade transcripts, and the name and contact details of two persons who are willing to give a reference. All documents should be sent electronically (in pdf) to: georgios.spyropoulos@ugent.be. Please mention “PhD: Auditory Neuroengineering” in the subject line. Inquiries about the position can be directed to Prof. Spyropoulos (georgios.spyropoulos@ugent.be).