Postdoc position in the field of Tomographic Image Reconstruction (f/m)

Position nr.: 
HR2020/FWO/PCTFood
Department: 
Dept. of Physics (Vision Lab)
Date posted: 
Friday, 29 May, 2020
Position status: 
Full Time Salaried
Project title: 

Postdoc position in the field of Tomographic Image Reconstruction (m/f)

Description: 

The Vision Lab, an imec (https://www.imec-int.com/en/home) research group at the University of Antwerp (http://visielab.uantwerpen.be/ ), has an open position for a Postdoc to work on developing advanced image reconstruction methods for X-ray phase contrast tomography. Tomography is an image reconstruction technique that leans strongly on large-scale numerical mathematics, particularly linear algebra. It has a wide range of applications in medicine (CT-scans), industry (nondestructive testing, inspection and quality control) and science (3D characterization and material analysis).
With phase contrast X-ray CT, images can be acquired with unprecedented contrast far surpassing conventional CT contrast. This technique was only available at large-scale synchrotron facilities, but recent developments now allow for low brilliance, polychromatic X‐ray sources in lab CT systems. The applicability to food analysis and quality control is however to a large extent unexplored and the 3D inline application is hindered by the long acquisition time. The aim of this project is to overcome these limitations by developing novel (inline) CT phase contrast acquisition, reconstruction and inspection algorithms specific to the food industry.

Qualifications: 

Applicants are expected to hаνе a PhD іn Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or Engineering. Excellent communication skills in English are key, as well as expertise in tomographic image reconstruction and deep learning.

Labs involved: 

The Vision Lab, an imec (https://www.imec-int.com/en/home) research group of the physics department at the University of Antwerp. The Vision Lab has unique expertise in the development of algorithms for reconstruction, processing and analysis of tomographic imaging data. The working environment is strongly interdisciplinary, combining techniques and insights from Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science. The group has a broad range of national and international collaborations with both academic and industrial partners. Recent publications on tomography can be found on http://visielab.uantwerpen.be/research/tomography .

Our offer: 

An exciting research trajectory of 2 years (provided positive evaluation after 1 year).
Multidisciplinary research: cooperation with strong academic research groups and industrial partners.
A world-class research environment with state-of-the-art instrumentation and a brand-new customized UniTOM XL microCT system (FlexCT).
A competitive postdoc salary with benefits.

Starting date: 
From 10/2020, to be discussed.
Applications: 

You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/jobs/vacancies/academic-staff/?q=1100&descr... until 30 June 2020. Click on 'apply', complete the online application form and don’t forget to include the following document(s): a motivation letter, a detailed CV (including courses, honours, grades, previous work, publications,…) and contact info of two references