Postdoctoral researcher

Last application date
Dec 31, 2019 23:59
WE05 - Department of Physics and astronomy
Employment category
Postdoctoral staff member group 2
Unlimited duration with clause
PhD in Physics or Engineering
Occupancy rate
Vacancy Type
Research staff

Job description

In the framework a collaboration with the company Janssen Pharmaceutics, we have a vacant position for a post-doctoral researcher within UGent expertise Centre for X-ray Tomography ( In this project, the full potential of X-ray computed tomography for analyzing the 3D structure of pharmaceutical solid dosage forms will be investigated. Different contrast techniques (conventional lab-based µCT imaging, phase contrast CT, diffraction imaging, …) will be evaluated, and means to extract qualitative and quantitative information from this data will be developed.

You will be responsible for the data acquisition (in close collaboration with the UGCT team) and the development of the tools and workflows for the data analysis.

You will also have the daily supervision of PhD and master thesis students, and will be in close contact with the industrial partner.

We offer an employment contract of 3 years, starting in December 2019 at the earliest, depending on the availability of the successful candidate.

Profile of the candidate

Applicants should have:

  • a PhD degree in Science or Engineering with strong experience in X-ray imaging, preferably in a big CT center or at a synchrotron facility.
  • an independent and well-organized working style, demanding high quality of your own work.
  • well-developed social skills directed towards working in an interdisciplinary team, excellent interpersonal and communicative skills.
  • strong motivation to succeed in research, excellent presentation and scientific writing skills
  • 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 curriculum vitae. The documents should be sent to, using as subject of your mail: ‘XToPA_PD_your name’.

Apart from the selection by the Ghent University research partner, the application procedure also includes an assessment by the industrial partner (Janssen Research and Development). Note that the vacancy will be closed as soon as a proper selection can be made.