PhD Position AI for Quantitative Ultrasound Biomicroscopy

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 15 May 2024

28 Mar 2024
Job Information

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
Research Field

Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

15 May 2024 - 21:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Not Applicable
Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Artificial intelligence (AI) methodologies are propelling nearly all imaging applications in life science and biomedical research. Ultrasound Localization Microscopy (ULM) is a breakthrough imaging modality that enables scientists to visualize the microvasculature of living organisms with a 10 microns precision. However, ULM is currently relatively slow. To go beyond the state of the art, one can rely on physics prior and latest AI techniques to accelerate ULM imaging in 3 dimensions. The candidate will be embedded within the IRIS and CHEME AI Labs at TU Delft to pursue advances at the interface of AI, ultrasound physics and medical imaging.

Specific Requirements
  • A master’s degree in applied physics, biomedical engineering, computer science or similar.
  • Experience in programming (Python and/or Matlab).
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Prior experience in AI/machine learning is a plus.
  • Affinity for biomedical imaging is a plus.
  • Motivation for teaching and student supervision is a plus.

Doing a PhD at TU Delft requires English proficiency at a certain level to ensure that the candidate is able to communicate and interact well, participate in English-taught Doctoral Education courses, and write scientific articles and a final thesis. For more details please check the Graduate Schools Admission Requirements .

Additional Information

Fixed-term contract: 5 years.

TU Delft offers DAI-Lab PhD-candidates a 5-year contract (as opposed to the normal 4-years), with an official go/no go progress assessment after one year. Approximately a fifth of your time will be allocated to developing groundbreaking learning materials and educating students in these new subjects.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, increasing from € 2770 per month in the first year to € 3539 in the fourth year. As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment with an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor. The Doctoral Education Programme is aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills.

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants, TU Delft has the Coming to Delft Service . This service provides information for new international employees to help you prepare the relocation and to settle in the Netherlands. The Coming to Delft Service offers a Dual Career Programme for partners and they organise events to expand your (social) network.

Selection process

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 15th of May 2024 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV.

  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • Applying for an exemption for specific research and educational areas is an obligatory part of the selection procedure for this vacancy. This exemption must be obtained from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) before an employment contract is agreed upon. Click here for more information.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Please do not contact us for unsolicited services.

For further information please contact David Maresca ([email protected] ) or Qian Tao ([email protected] )

Additional comments

Artificial intelligence, data and digitalisation are becoming increasingly important when looking for answers to major scientific and societal challenges. The candidate will be hosted at the Department of Imaging Physics, Faculty of Applied Science, TU Delft, where scientists pursue cutting-edge advancements in instrumentation and imaging. As a PhD, you will work under the supervision of Dr Qian Tao (AI for medical imaging), Dr David Maresca (3D ultrasound imaging) and Dr Carlas Smith (super-resolution microscopy). You will receive a 5-year contract, approximately a fifth of your time will be allocated to university education in the field of AI. You will be a member of the thriving Delft AI Labs community that fosters cross-fertilization between talents with different expertise and disciplines.

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Delft University of Technology
Postal Code
2628 CD
Mekelweg 2

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Mekelweg 2
Postal Code

2628 CD


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