Expert in X-ray imaging for DynXlab

Position nr.: 
HR_DYNXLAB_2022
Department: 
Dept. of Physics (Vision Lab)
Date posted: 
Sunday, 28 November, 2021
Position status: 
Full Time Salaried
Project title: 

Expert in X-ray imaging for DynXlab

Description: 

DynXlab, a brand-new core facility on 4D quantitative X-ray imaging of the University of Antwerp, integrates top quality infrastructure and unique expertise in X-ray imaging for the reconstruction, processing, and analysis of dynamic 3D scenes. It utilizes complementary platforms for 4D X-ray imaging, including an ultra-flexible and multi-modal X-ray CT system (FleXCT) and a stereoscopic high-speed X-ray videography system (3D2YMOX).

DynXlab offers customized services for image acquisition-reconstruction and analysis for both industrial and (in-vivo) biological studies. It allows to explore novel imaging strategies and set up new academic and industrial collaborations. The successful candidate will have a large responsibility in this endeavour.

Tasks: 

The position includes the following tasks:

-You support the Department of Physics in developing, analysing, implementing, and evaluating policy, based on your expertise in the assigned domain of X-ray imaging:
-Setting up innovative experiments
-Write reports and provide support in writing manuscripts
-Planning, optimization and acquisition of X-ray scans
-Data analysis and quantification of results (e.g., metrology, porosity quantification, 3D kinematics...)
-Data management and maintaining website
-You are responsible for professional service provision within the domain of X-ray imaging by establishing and maintaining a warm and professional relation with industrial and academic partners.
-In your role, you take instructions and regulations into account with a view to achieving predefined objectives.

Qualifications: 

-You have a Master degree in the field of Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Biomechanics, Engineering, or equivalent, with experience in X-ray imaging or equivalent competences gained through prior work experience.
-You are proficient in MS Office with strong computer programming (Python/matlab, C++, ...) and instrumentation interface skills (e.g. labview, ophyd, bluesky or equivalents) and knowledge of Linux-based operating systems are desirable.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are critical to planning workflow, supporting user groups, dissemination in peer-reviewed and other publications, presenting findings at meetings, planning and conducting workshops to train new scientific users and students in X-ray imaging and 4D reconstruction, as well as communicating the research and capabilities of DynXlab to a broad audience including non-specialists during outreach activities.
-You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation.
-You have strong skills in planning and organisation, and you can work independently.
-The capacity to work in an environment with strict safety regulations.
-Hands-on experience with X-ray imaging infrastructure is a plus.
-Affinity to assist with animal experiments is a plus.

Labs involved: 

-imec-Vision Lab (Prof. J. Sijbers & Prof. J. De Beenhouwer): https://visielab.uantwerpen.be/
-Laboratory of Biophysics and BioMedical Physics (BIMEF, Prof. J. Dirckx): https://www.uantwerpen.be/bimef
-Functional Morphology lab (FunMorph; Prof. S. Van Wassenbergh & Prof. P. Aerts): https://www.uantwerpen.be/funmorph

Our offer: 

-We offer an appointment as a temporary contract for a period of 1 year with the possibility of extension to 3 years after positive evaluation. After another positive evaluation, it can be once more extended to 5 years
-A world-class research environment with brand new, state-of-the-art X-ray imaging and computer infrastructure and versatile involvement in multidisciplinary research: cooperation with strong academic research and industrial partners.
-Regular participation in international conferences and additional training and education possibilities.
-You will receive a gross monthly salary within pay band 7.1-9.1 of the pay scales of the Administrative and Technical Staff. Your entry-level grade (usually grade 7) depends on your relevant professional experience. If you work part time, your salary is calculated proportionally on the basis of your employment percentage.
-You will receive meal vouchers, ecocheques, a group insurance, an income protection insurance, and a bicycle allowance or a full reimbursement of public transport costs for commuting.
-We offer flexible working hours.
-You will have 40 days of annual leave and collective leave for 1 week when the university is closed, between Christmas and New Year.
-You will do most of your work at Campus Drie Eiken in a dynamic and stimulating working environment.
-Startdate: as soon as possible
-Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here and discover all the other benefits.

Starting date: 
1/1/2022
Applications: 

You can apply for this job through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform (https://www.uantwerpen.be/nl/jobs/vacatures/atp/?q=1951&descr=Expert-in-...).
Click on 'apply for job', complete the online application form and don’t forget to include a motivation letter indicating your relevant knowledge.
The selection committee will review all of the applications as soon as possible. As soon as a decision has been made, we will inform you about the next step(s) in the selection procedure.
If you have any questions about the online application form, please check the Frequently Asked Questions or send an email to jobs@uantwerp.be. If you have any questions about the job itself, please contact Prof. Dr. J. Sijbers (Jan.Sijbers@uantwerpen.be).