Job description

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a biomedical imaging technique that is used to make 3D cross sectional images of tissue. Current OCT systems are bulky and expensive. In this project we will work on novel technologies that can lower the cost and form factor of OCT. The work will focus on building a handheld swept-source OCT based on an integrated optics platform for waveguiding. Image processing and correction will be studied as motions of a handheld OCT probe need to be corrected for. The OCT device will be tested in application areas such as medical diagnostics and/or forensics. This project is part of the recently started IOP Photonic devices program “Low-cost handheld optical coherence tomography device”.


We are looking for a motivated PhD candidate with a background in electrical engineering, experimental physics, or equivalent work experience (MSc level). The candidate can work in a multidisciplinary environment and has good communication skills. Preferably the candidate has a background in (integrated) optics, Labview programming, signal processing, and optical design. Knowledge of the Dutch language is not a prerequisite, although learning the Dutch language is strongly encouraged.

Conditions of employment

This full-time position (36 hrs/week) is temporary for an initial period of 1 year to be extended to a total of 4 years (duration of a PhD project). Your salary will start at € 2086 and run up till a maximum of € 2673 euro gross per month in the 4th year.

Contract type


1 year to be extended to a total of 4 years

Additional information

For further information please contact Dr. J. Kalkman, Biomedical Engineering & Physics, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Tel. +31 (0)20 566-8977.


Location Postbus 22660 1100 DD Amsterdam
Function types PhD positions
Scientific fields Health
Hours 36.0 hours per week
Salary € 2086 – € 2673
Education Higher Professional Education +
End procedure 5 February 2011
Job number MR0198
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